Pack Your Basket! Celebrate #NationalPicnicMonth with 15 Perfect Picnic-Worthy Recipes

RecWednesdaysBadge2Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up.

Some weeks our themes read like cookbook chapters, spotlight ingredients or flavors, or simply request the best recipe for a certain situation. Find an appropriate recipe from your blog archives to fit the theme and add to the link up. Or be inspired to create a new theme-friendly dish worth posting about before next Wednesday.

Each week we feature a handful of our favorite recipes from our HLB Members [learn how to become a Member here: HLB Membership How-To,] giving even more exposure to some of the best you’ve shared from your own kitchen. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Did you know August is National Picnic Month? Here are some great recipes we’ve found around the HLB community to fill your picnic baskets!

Mojita Fruit Salad from Iowa Girl Eats // “Mojito Fruit Salad is a refreshing, non-alcoholic fruit and berry salad that tastes just like a sweet mojito.”

Watermelon Feta Salad from Eating Bird Food // “This watermelon feta salad pairs juicy watermelon with salty feta, onion and basil for a refreshing summer dish. Eat on its own or pair with protein for a delicious meal-sized salad.” 

Watermelon Mint Sweet Tea from Zen and Spice // “Watermelon Mint Sweet Tea is a refreshing upgrade from your regular tea routine! Watermelon puree is mixed with mint green tea and garnished with frozen watermelon cubes.”

Balsamic Pasta Salad with Tofu from Sinful Nutrition // “Balsamic Pasta Salad with Tofu — A classic summer recipe made with sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, tri-color pasta, artichoke hearts, bell pepper, and Nasoya balsamic tofu. A vegan friendly side dish for any cookout or barbecue!”

Vegan Spiced Baked Beans from Champagne Nutrition // “Listen: beans are amazing. They’re so high in fiber, protein, antioxidants, B vitamins and minerals like magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron. They can lower cholesterol, they can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, they’re anti-cancer and good for diabetes and stable blood sugars. What’s not to love?”

BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad from The Lean Green Bean // “This BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad is perfect for everything from dinner on a hot night to a summer picnic or cookout. It’s packed with protein, fiber, and vegetables and can be made ahead of time!” 

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette from Jessica Levinson // “Lighten up classic potato salad with roasted sweet potato salad tossed with cilantro, scallions, and a honey-lime vinaigrette.”

Vegan Pizza Snack Bars from Healthy Helper // “A savory snack bar made from a blend of oats, flax, spices, and herbs! The addition of sun-dried tomatoes and black olives amps up the mouth-watering flavor and makes it feel like you’re eating pizza. These hearty bars are perfect for breakfast, snacks, or to satisfy your pizza cravings. They are vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free as well.”

Vegan 7 Layer Dip: Favorite Party Appetizer from Cadry’s Kitchen // “There’s a reason it’s a fan favorite. Who doesn’t love 7 layer dip? The homemade refried beans in this 7 layer dip really take it up a notch. Remember it for your next party or get together.”

Potato Bacon Avocado Salad from Savory Spin // “This delightful Potato Bacon Salad is picnic-friendly and with an avocado “dressing,” it also happens to be dairy free – perfect if you are looking for a delicious and dairy-free potato bacon salad to share with family and friends.”

Chickpea Pineapple Summer Salad from Glowing Fridge // “Fruity, crunchy, juicy and sweet, with shredded coconut and a light vinaigrette to round out the flavors.”

King Arthur Flour Bakealong: Blueberry Hand Pies from Relishments // “This is a great recipe. The ingredient list is basic and the steps are easy to follow.

Low Carb Mock Cauliflower Potato Salad from Food Faith Fitness // “This paleo and whole30 Low Carb Mock Cauliflower Potato Salad tastes like the classic potato salad without the carbs! Everyone will be fooled by this healthy comfort food!”

Low FODMAP Macaroni Salad and Picnic Tips from Treble in the Kitchen // “Low FODMAP Macaroni Salad puts a healthy twist on my Dad’s classic macaroni salad from my childhood.  I used a lentil-based pasta, added some veggies and kept all the zip and flavor of this traditional picnic dish.”

Baked Quinoa Arancini Rice Balls from Sinful Nutrition // “Baked Quinoa Arancini Recipe — A healthy appetizer made with protein-rich quinoa and melty cheese. Love dipping them in warm marinara!”

Now it’s time for the link up!  Find a picnic-worthy recipe on your blog and link it up below. We’ll also be sharing some of our favorite picnic dishes we’ve found on our members’ blogs on social media today with the hashtag #PicnicWorthyRecipes

If you don’t have a recipe that fits this week’s theme on your blog, why not make one and share it this week? Let HLB’s Recipe Wednesday series be a pool of inspiration for your recipe creation and post ideas.

Please limit yourself to 2 recipes per blogger. If you enjoy our weekly roundups, we’d love if you shared about Recipe Wednesdays with your blends and followers!


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