DealDash Preps for Picnic Season

Picnic season is upon us! Enjoy a meal outdoors with your friends and family this picnic season.

Spring has arrived, and the great outdoors beckons families with its promise of blooming beauty and fresh air. What better way to welcome the spring than by laying a blanket under the open sky and enjoying a picnic? Picnics not only offer a change of scenery but also provide a delightful way to connect with family over some delicious food. Let’s dive into how you can prepare for the perfect picnic, complete with easy-to-make, yummy recipes that everyone in the family will love. Read on for some handy tips from DealDash.

Picnic Essentials Checklist

Before we venture into the tasty treats, ensuring you’ve packed all the essentials can make the difference between a good picnic and a great one. Here’s a quick checklist to get you started:

  • Blanket: Choose a large, comfortable blanket that’s easy to spread and pack up. Waterproof backing is a plus for damp ground.
  • Cooler or Insulated Bag: Keep your food and drinks chilled and fresh, especially important for perishable items.
  • Reusable Plates, Cutlery, and Cups: Opt for lightweight, eco-friendly options to reduce waste. Stick with paper, stay away from styrofoam.
  • Napkins or Wipes: For easy cleanup after dining.
  • Trash Bag: Always leave the picnic spot as clean as you found it, if not cleaner.
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray: Protect your family from sunburns and bug bites for a more enjoyable experience.
  • Games or a Ball: Add an element of fun and activity to your picnic with some games.

Easy Picnic Recipes for the Whole Family

Now, onto the highlight of any picnic—the food! These recipes are designed to be made ahead of time, are easy to transport, and will please both kids and adults alike.

1. Classic Chicken Sandwiches with a Twist

  • Ingredients: Cooked chicken breast (shredded), mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, chopped celery, grapes halved, salt, pepper, and whole wheat bread.
  • Preparation: Mix the chicken, mayonnaise, mustard, celery, and grapes. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the mixture on bread slices to make sandwiches. Cut into quarters for easy eating. If you want the freshest sandwiches possible, bring the chicken mixture separate from the bread. It will keep your bread from getting soggy.

2. Rainbow Veggie Wraps

  • Ingredients: Large tortillas, hummus, a variety of colorful veggies (carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, spinach leaves), and cheese slices (optional).
  • Preparation: Spread hummus on tortillas. Lay out thin slices of veggies and cheese across the center. Roll up the tortillas tightly and slice into pinwheels. Secure the pinwheels with toothpicks. Just be sure to warn people before they chow down!

3. Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

  • Ingredients: Greek yogurt, honey, granola, and a mix of fresh fruits (berries, mango, kiwi).
  • Preparation: In portable jars, layer yogurt mixed with a little honey, fresh fruits, and granola. Repeat the layers until the jars are full. These are delicious, healthy, and travel well.

4. Homemade Lemonade or Iced Tea

  • Ingredients for Lemonade: Freshly squeezed lemon juice, water, sugar, and ice.
  • Ingredients for Iced Tea: Tea bags (black or green), boiling water, cold water, sugar, lemon slices, and ice. (You can also swap Splenda or another sugar substitute for health or diet reasons.)
  • Preparation: For lemonade, mix lemon juice and sugar in a pitcher until dissolved, then add water and ice. For iced tea, steep tea bags in boiling water, remove, and add sugar while warm. Mix in cold water and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Serve with ice and lemon slices.

DealDash Has Picnic Supplies

When you think picnic, think DealDash! You will find tons of items that are perfect for your next picnic. For example, you will definitely need something to bring your lunch – like a picnic basket or beach tote. DealDash has both! And for people like me who avoid the sun – a sun hat or a beach tent are great options. You will also find insulated tumblers, Tupperware, and more!

Thanks for Reading

With the right preparation and some delicious, quick dishes, your picnic can be a memorable family outing that everyone can enjoy. From savory sandwiches and wraps to sweet parfaits, complemented by refreshing drinks, these picnic ideas will make your outdoor dining experience a hit. So grab your blanket, pack your basket, and embrace the beautiful spring weather with a picnic that’s as enjoyable as it is delicious. Thanks so much for reading, and be sure to check DealDash first when shopping for picnic supplies. Have a great day, and happy bidding everyone!

This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.