7 Best Picnic Foods
7 Best Picnic Foods – With warmer weather here at last, people are eager to find things to do outdoors. Something that’s really fun is to grab your significant other or the entire family, and head outside for a good ‘ol fashioned picnic. The best picnics include a scenic view, good company, and most importantly, delicious food.
The best picnic foods can be prepared ahead of time and taste great cold. If you’re in a pickle about what to take along on your picnic, here are 7 of the best picnic foods.
1. Fried Chicken
You would be hard-pressed to find a more perfect picnic food than fried chicken. If you want to pack a healthier version of fried chicken, simply coat some chicken breasts with corn flakes and bake them in the oven instead of frying them. Here’s a great recipe for oven-fried picnic chicken.
2. Pasta Salad
The first thing you need to do when making the perfect pasta salad is to pick your pasta. The best pasta for salads include:
These pasta noodles are small in size, which makes it easy to serve and eat. Also, they contain little nooks and crannies that soak in dressing and trap small ingredients. Other common ingredients for pasta salad include black olives, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and cheese. Some people prefer mayonnaise while others use olive oil or Italian dressing.
3. Deviled Eggs
There is nothing evil about these delectable little delights. Besides being tasty, they are packed with protein and easy to make. Start by making some hard-boiled eggs. After they have cooled, peel off the shell and cut them in half the long way. Take out the yolks, mash it up and add mustard, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Place the mixture in each half of the egg white and top with paprika.
It’s good to bring healthy food along on a picnic, and watermelon is a great choice. The sweet, refreshing taste of watermelon makes it a classic summer food. Watermelon contains lots of water, which helps keep you hydrated while spending time in the sun. Watermelon also contains adequate amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamins B1, B5, and B6.
Nothing beats a homemade sandwich when having a picnic lunch. Because there are so many different kinds of sandwiches, you can pack along everyone’s favorite. Whether it’s classic PB&J, traditional ham and cheese, yummy egg salad, or mouth-watering BLT, sandwiches are both versatile and travel-ready.
Bottled water is perfectly fine for your picnic, but if you want to spruce your beverage up a bit, make some home-made lemonade. If you want to go the extra mile, why not make some strawberry lemonade? You’ll find this recipe especially refreshing and delicious.
Every picnic needs dessert. Brownies are a great choice since they are completely portable, plus they can be eaten without an eating utensil. If you’re short on time, you can make them from a box, or even buy them from a store. Nobody will even know they’re not homemade! Frosted or unfrosted, brownies definitely belong in your picnic basket.
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