The sun is shining, the humidity is perfect and a picnic lunch in the park is basically calling your name. But, it can be a headache to prep food, transporting the proper glassware and tableware, and figuring out how to clean up without bringing those pesky ants home with you.
Help is on the way. We curated a list of several delicious picnic snacks that can not only elevate any outdoor lunch, but the grab-and-go options make that spontaneous afternoon adventure — and it’s clean-up — a breeze.
Beanfields Vegan Cracklins, plant-based cracklins that look, feel and taste just like its pork-based varieties, but are instead made of beans, cassava flour and chickpea protein. Packed with three grams of fiber and four grams of protein, every guilt-free bite is gluten-free, grain-free, allergen-free and Kosher.
Easy to carry in sealed bags and containers, Emerald Nuts has an array of treats that can find a place at any picnic. Use the brand’s walnuts as a salad topping, almonds to adorn an easy cheese platter or just grab a handful of Emerald’s trail mix. The nuts can even be used for dessert, as there are several savory glazed options, too.
HighKey is a keto-friendly snack brand that makes better-for-you products that taste just like the original, without any guilt. Their selection of delicious and cult favorite Mini Cookies are a convenient and perfect sweet snack to accompany any afternoon picnic.
A charcuterie board is #picnicgoals, and Hillshire Farms allows you to elevate your picnic easily. It’s Hillshire Farms grab-and-go snacking plate combine cheese, meat and crackers for a picnic-perfect bite. Available in selections like hot Calabrese salmi and pepper jack cheese and dry salami with gouda, we think the wine-infused salami option is worth a spot on the blanket.
Kalahari Biltong will be your new favorite go-to portable snack. Available in four delicious flavors — original, garlic, lime chili and spicy peri peri — and easily carried in a convenient resealable bag, Kalahari Biltong is steeped in South African tradition. It is made from the high-quality thinly sliced beef and combined with the perfect blend of spices and seasonings for a unique flavor. Kalahari Biltong contains no fillers, sugar, or preservatives and is complaint with Whole30, Paleo and Keto lifestyles.
Life’s Grape, vine-dried Selma Pete grapes, offers peak flavor, nutrition, juiciness in snackable bites you can eat on its own, pair with cheese and meats or mix with nuts and coconut flakes for a DIY trail mix. The snackable treats come in three delicious flavors: Classic, Dark Chocolate Dipped and Peanut Butter Dipped.
Mother Raw is line of delicious, consciously crafted, and plant-powered dressings, marinades, dips and condiment made with the highest quality ingredients. Their to-go packs are the perfect salad picnic solution.
Hard boiled eggs in an on-the-go form? Yes. Peckish hard boiled eggs are not only fresh, but they also come with a variety of dippers, too, allowing for an elevated egging experience. With five flavored dippers — Everything, Fried Rice, Maple Waffles, Rancheros and Salt & Pepitas — Peckish packages contain two eggs. Fun for kids, easy for healthy eating and no clean-up? Sounds like a picnic win.