Real Food Picnic Recipes
I love summer! I feel like Olaf from Frozen and love everything about summer!
July 4th is the climax of summer when everyone eats the best of what summer has to offer: tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, etc…
Summer should not be a time when we sacrifice healthy eating with quick, fill your cart at Costco with processed, convenient foods filled with sugar, preservatives and artificial colors. Quite the opposite! This is the time to put some thought into your food and make fresh, economical, healthy choices.
I’ve teamed up with some of my blogger friends to bring you a few great choices for real food picnics, BBQ’s and cookouts, beach days, park outings, and fun in the sun!
With a little preparation, you can pack fabulous picnic lunches that are healthy, satisfying, and delicious. Everyone will want what you’re having!
Most of these recipes are grain-free and all of them can use substitutions if you are sensitive to any ingredients.
Sprouted Deviled Eggs with Bacon from The Skinny Pear
Baked Green Tomatoes with Fresh Tomato Relish from Daily Pea
Ginger Watermelon Fizz from Daily Pea
Real Food Strawberry Lemonade from Real Food Girl: Unmodified
Honey Sweetened Limeade from Health Starts in the Kitchen
The Main Attraction
Paleo Picnic Chicken from Health Starts in the Kitchen
Burgundy Pepper Lamb Kabobs from Real Food Outlaws
Roasted Lamb Chops with Rosemary Mint & Thyme from Real Food Outlaws
Sassy Sides & Salads
Cucumber Tomato Salad with Basil from Real Food Outlaws
Brown Sugar Maple Baked Beans from Real Food Girl: Unmodified
Homemade Potato Salad from Simple Clean Living
Mediterranean Watermelon Salad from Real Food Outlaws
Summer Salad from Real Food Outlaws
Almost Paleo S’mores from Health Starts in the Kitchen
Crock Pot Cheesecake in Jars from Health Starts in the Kitchen
What are your favorite picnic foods and real food picnic recipes?
Be nourished. Be happy.
Sarah is a wife, mom of 5, horse farm owner at Outlaw Acres Iowa, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also a Master Herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College and is a Clinical/Functional Nutritionist and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing™ Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines, and owns Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).