two ladies at an outdoor picnic


There is something refreshing about family picnics that really lift your spirits. Maybe it’s the fresh air, the easy food, or just time spent with your loved ones. No matter what, picnics are a great excuse to get the family outside on a warm summer day. This weekend, ditch the traditional hot dogs and hamburgers and whip up some of these delicious foods for your outing.

Main Dish

Lime Ginger Chicken: This sweet and zesty chicken is the superb blend of delicious flavors. This recipe is easy to make and tastes just as great cold as it does hot.

Hawaiian Roll-Ups: If you love tropical flavors, this is the ideal wrap for you! With bites of sweet pineapple, ham, and cheese—you can’t go wrong.

Olive-Feta Burgers08_10_SW_Post1_Aprons_Image3: This delightful alternative to traditional beef hamburgers offers a unique Mediterranean twist on a traditional plate.

Memphis-Style Pulled Pork: This entrée has the perfect combination of tangy and sweet making it the ultimate menu item. Eat it by itself or toss it on a bun for a yummy sandwich.

Penne Pasta Sauté: This pasta dish is a great option for all the veggie lovers out there. Whole-grain penne mixed with zucchini, squash, and fire-roasted tomatoes makes for a colorful and pleasant meal.


Curried Walnut Couscous: Tired of traditional sides? Try taking couscous to the next level. With a blend of spices and nuts, no one will be complaining about the blandness of this combo.

08_10_SW_Post1_Aprons_Image4Garlic Herb Tomatoes: These mini bites can be cooked on the grill or sautéed at home before your trip. Only four ingredients are needed to offer a flavorful twist on these juicy fruits and it’s the perfect complement for many entrees.

Avocado-Mango Dip: This is a quick easy appetizer to bring along. The hint of mango complements the avocado perfectly for a light side or snack. Grab some pita chips or pretzels and you’ve got it made!

Spinach Pineapple Salad: If you love hints of fruit in your salad then this is the right accent for your meal. The pineapple and praline pecans add a pop of flavor to regular spinach salads.


Clementine Ambrosia: For those wanting to steer away from the cakes and cookies, this Greek treat is ideal for your family. The pineapples, coconut, and blueberries make it hard to resist.08_10_SW_Post1_Aprons_Image5

Crayon Cakes: Don’t fret, no crayons will be harmed in the making of these desserts. Use your favorite candy-coated chocolate pieces to make colorful muffins that are sure to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Rainbow Rolls: If you’re a fan of gummies, make sure to have these “sushi” treats on your picnic menu. These rolls are just as fun to make as they are to eat! Round up the kids to help make this dessert.

Nutty Fruit Squares: For families  who love our GreenWise products, this is an excellent choice. Almost all of the ingredients in this recipe are part of our GreenWise line. You could even munch on these for breakfast—if there are any leftovers.


You might have your favorite go-to spot for a picnic, but check out some of these great parks and sites on your next outing. You’re bound to love not only the food, but the atmosphere too! 


Little Manatee State Park

Collier-Seminole State Park

Ocean Inlet Park


Forsyth Park

Piedmont Park

Whitewater Creek Park


Lakepoint State Park

Vulcan Park & Museum

Oak Mountain State Park

South Carolina:

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Keowee-Toxaway State Park

Lake Conestee Nature Park


Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Big Cypress Tree State Park

Cherokee Lake

North Carolina:

New River State Park

Hanging Rock State Park


We’d love to know what your favorite picnic dishes are. Tell us in the comments below!

Sasha W.

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Sasha W. began her career at Publix in 2007 as a cashier and has since gained experience in both Event Planning and Social Media – which is perfect, because the combination of those two interests are what drive the writing behind her favorite blog posts! A New England girl turned southern belle, Sasha loves taking her puppy on tropical adventures all throughout Florida. Describing herself as fifty percent manatee and fifty percent flamingo, Sasha hopes to bring fun and unique ideas to your future events!

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