Who doesn’t love a good picnic?! With the warmer months now upon us (and hopefully here to stay for a bit), what better way to spend a Saturday or Sunday than with your family in a nice setting with some good picnic food? But forget over processed sausage rolls and boring sandwiches, you can make your picnic basket exciting and full of colour with these 10 easy recipes!

Italian pasta salad
Kids will love it, adults will love it, it’s a real all-rounder! This easy pasta salad takes no time to create and is full of flavour.

Potato salad – Another carb full dish, but don’t just stick to cooked spuds and mayo, jazz the recipe up a little with buttermilk, honey, red pepper and herbs!

Corn salad – A really simple, child friendly salad dish that’s packed with veggies and flavour!

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Antipasto skewers – Cheese, salami, basil and tomatoes – what’s not to like?!

Chocolate chip flapjacks – Because you have to have some sweet options!

Berry iced tea “jars” – Keep drinks low in sugar but still fresh and tasty with these flavoured tea jars, for the kids you can just use water and fruit!

Blueberry oaty jam bars – Another sweet treat that travels well and is perfect for picnic munching!


Pinwheel wraps – These are a really fun and eye-catching way to serve wraps in picnic friendly bite sized servings!

Mini pizza quiches
– Kids will love these, because they taste like pizza. Parents will love these because they aren’t as unhealthy as pizza!


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Isle of Wight Tomato Lunchbox Tarts – A great alternative to sandwiches. Easy to make and totally delicious, this vegetarian tart will be gone in a flash.

What do you like to take to eat at a picnic? Let us know by commenting below!

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