Guys, it’s finally here!!! Warm weather! My family has been living it up outside and enjoying some good outdoor eats. Here is our handy checklist for planning a picnic:

Picnic basket items:

  • Supplies
    • Plates
    • Cups
    • Silverware – some for eating and some for serving
    • Napkins
    • Cutting board - provides a flat surface to serve on
    • Corkscrew
    • Food
      • Tip: Try not to over pack perishable foods as this will help you limit waste and also lower food poisoning risk.
      • Easy, nutrient rich, and balanced packables:
        • Cut up fruits and veggies
        • Dried fruit
        • Nuts
        • Whole grain crackers
        • Hummus
        • Olives
        • Cheese
        • Sandwiches
        • Flatbreads packed with veggies
        • Drinks
          • Ice water works two fold – to hydrate you and to keep your food cold
            • Bring plenty of water if it’s hot or throw in some la croix as well if you want some flavor in your hydrator
  • Wine – yes please
  • Cold pack

Tip for packing your picnic basket:

  • Place bottles of ice water on top to keep food cold
  • Having reusable containers for packing your picnic will help your picnic packing and is more earth friendly than plastic sandwich baggies…GO GREEN!

Other items to bring:

  • Sunhats
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Picnic blanket
  • Frisbee
  • If you have a doggie – a bowl for water

Your Super Fruit Sidekick, Tara