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International Picnic Day!

If you read my post on my Memorial Day Picnic at Walden Pond, you know already that I love picnics!  So does my friend Erica.  Erica, thinking of you and our love for picnics today on International Picnic Day!

In honor of this fabulous day, I wanted to share some of the recipes I’ve posted in the past that I think would be just fab to bring along on a fun picnic.


Healthy Picnic Perfect Recipes

Honeydew Lime Coolers
This drink is perfect for a refreshing, non-alcoholic beverage with lots of flavor!

Tasty Grilled Corn Salsa
This flavorful and addicting salsa is perfect for munching chips with, eating by itself, or for a topping on a sandwich or burger.  YUM!

Cucumber and Black Eyed Pea Salad
When on a picnic, you don’t want to be fussing with salad dressing.  Make this salad and chill ahead of time, then pack along in a Tupperware.  The ingredients of this lettuce-less salad will soak up enough extra virgin olive oil that you don’t need to worry about dressing!  Plus, it has feta.  Enough said.

Ground Turkey and Bean Burger Wraps
This healthy version of a regular ole burger will help satisfy any “more traditional” picnic food cravings you might have.  Putting the burgers in a whole wheat or whole grain wrap makes them easily portable, and the combination of ground turkey, cilantro, and black beans is delish! 

Healthier Chicken Salad Wraps
If you are craving more of a sandwich than a burger, these chicken salad wraps are a great choice!  Also easily portable and yummy.

Tijuana Pasta Salad
For you pasta lovers, skip out on the store-bought container.  This Mexican inspired, low-calorie dish takes 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook.  Easy!

Roasted Peppercorn Pasta Salad
This pasta salad
is also delicious, nutritious, and flavorful.  The lime juice and cilantro adds a ton of flavor, so you don’t feel you need a heavier tomato or cream sauce.  Perfect for the summer!

Citrus Infused Strawberries
For some fruit, try out my friend Ashley‘s recipe for citrus infused strawberries.  Note — not for the kiddos since they are infused with orange liquor!  These are delish served with cool whip though.  🙂

Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies
Finally, no picnic is complete without dessert!  Try bringing these whole wheat sugar cookies.  Without frosting is the healthier version, but it’s ok to have a treat too!

Any other fellow picnic lovers out there?  Anyone getting to celebrate International Picnic Day?  What are your favorite picnic perfect foods to bring along for a fun summer day?!

P.S.  Check out the grilled corn salsa recipe featured on Around the Plate today!! Tim made up the recipe, I just ate it and wrote the article.  <grin>   Just click over to this link to see!