The grass is green and the breeze isn’t too hot or too cold. Perfect weather to spread out a blanket underneath the shade of a tree and enjoy a simple, scrumptious meal. Picnics are really tailored to fit your tastes. What would you pack for an outing in the park? Here are a few ideas to get you started!
Sip on a few of these sweet beverages throughout your lunch to refresh your palate:
Our Sue Bee Honey Lemonade With Raspberry Cubes is the perfect picnic drink. Easy to make ahead and store in a pitcher to bring along.
Another great lemonade recipe to try is our Rosemary-Raspberry Lemonade. The infused rosemary mellows out the tartness of the lemonade.
Our Honey Hydrator recipe will energize your body and keep you feeling refreshed throughout the day.
Skip the silverware! Make some of these finger foods for your afternoon excursion:
Sue Bee Ham Roll-Ups are light and easy to make. Prepare this recipe in advance so all you have to do is pack it up!
Our recipe for Ham and Chive Muffin Minis makes quite a large batch. Bring these along to share with family or friends.
Jalapeno Deviled Eggs are a picnic essential. Our recipe uses chili powder and jalapenos for a little extra kick.
Another easy, make-ahead dish to try is our Tortilla Pinwheels recipe. Small yet packed with an abundance of ingredients to fill you up.
Light or hearty, here are a few sandwich recipes you will want to gobble up during your outing:
Only three ingredients? Our Honey Banana Tea Sandwiches take minutes to make and leave you feeling delightfully full.
A classic picnic sandwich consists of peanut butter and jelly. Try our take on that standard with this Honey Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.
Need something a little more filling? The Loveless Cafe shares this recipe for Chicken and Honey Sandwiches that are so tasty you might want to pack a few extra!
Martha Stewart Living also shares a recipe that will fill you up. Try Cheddar Sandwiches With Quick Pickles and Honey-Mustard Spread for a different spin on picnic sandwiches.
An afternoon in the park wouldn’t be complete without something sweet! Make a few of these treats:
Try Apricot Honey Oat Bar Cookies by the National Honey Board to accompany your sandwiches and lemonade.
Pack some fruit and make our Honey Cream Cheese Fruit Dip to polish off your meal!
Another healthy but delicious sweet treat to bring along is our Cantaloupe With Honey Ginger Dressing.