Vegetables are something everyone can enjoy on a picnic, whether you are cutting back on calories, carbs, fat, or you follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. There are many ways to bring veggies, from simply chopping up raw veggies and placing them in containers, to making salads and other veggie treats.
Make Veggie Skewers
Here are a fun and easy way to bring more veggies to your picnic. Veggies of course pack a powerful amount of nutrients, but they also help to keep you full even when you are trying to cut fat and calories. Plus, they are allowed on most diets, including Paleo and Keto. With veggie skewers, you can roast your veggies beforehand and place them on barbecue skewers, then easily pack them in large plastic bags to be placed in your picnic basket. You can also choose to use raw veggies if you prefer.
Veggies and Ranch Cups
Speaking of raw veggies, these are excellent when you need a quick snack on your picnic that is healthy and doesn’t require much prep work beforehand. If you know you won’t have time to cook the veggies before your picnic, you can instead get some cups with airtight lids or jars and put a little ranch on the bottom, with cut-up veggies on top. Carrot sticks, broccoli, cauliflower, and snap peas work great. When you get to the picnic, just remove the lid and use the same container to dip them in ranch.
Cucumber Dill Salad
This is a cold salad that is vegetarian-friendly and even works for low-carb, low-fat, and low-calorie diets. While there are some different recipes for cucumber salad, it mainly consists of sliced cucumbers, sour cream, some seasonings, and a sprinkling of dill. You can make it lighter by using low-fat or fat-free sour cream, or just reducing how much sour cream you use. Toss it all together and put it in a mason jar or food container.
The reason wraps are such a good idea for picnics is that you can fit more ingredients inside a tortilla without it falling apart, and it is easy to hold without needing a plate. There are whole wheat, spinach, and low-carb tortillas to choose from for wrapping it up, and you can really fill it with a lot of veggies. Choose your favorite combination of veggies for the wrap, and that’s really all you need to do for this one.