July is National Picnic Month. If you’ve been waiting for a sign that it’s time to take your meals to go, here it is. There is nothing quite like dining outdoors, and summer is a great time to do it. The trickiest part of packing the perfect picnic is finding food that travels well. But with a little bit of planning, you’ll be out enjoying the fresh air in no time at all. Celebrate the season with these healthy, portable foods, perfect for taking on an intense hike or a casual stroll around the park.
Being out in the sun gives me the munchies. As long as I have something healthy and delicious to grab by the handful, I’m good. For a perfectly packable snack, try making spiced pistachios before you head out on the trail.
For a main dish, you can’t go wrong with healthy, portable protein. The Bumble Bee® Ready-To-Eat Snack Kits seem like they were made for an outdoor adventure. Add some serious flavor to your meal with the Bumble Bee® Sriracha Seasoned Tuna Pouch with Spoon.
If you’re planning on tossing everything in your backpack, you probably want to choose fruit that will hold up. Apples, clementines, and bananas are all good choices. I love that the second two come in their very own “containers”.
Cheese & Crackers
Choosing the right cheese for a picnic can be daunting. If you’re like me, you tend to think of them as a refrigerated item. The good news is that many types of cheese travel well. Pair them with some crackers for one awesome snack.
Veggies & Vinegar
I feel like no picnic is complete without some sort of tangy side dish. For maximum portability, pack these marinated summer vegetables in a large mason jar. When you’re ready to dig in, grab a fork and pop the top.
What is a picnic without dessert? One of the top outdoor treats of all times is definitely a old-fashioned s’more. That being said, if you’re feeling adventurous, try whipping up a more creative concoction at your next campfire.