Pack a Picnic​​

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Whether you’re packing a picnic, planning a camping trip or even a hike, here are some suggestions for what to pack. These recipes are easily assembled and most can be prepared ahead of time, which also makes them great to take along on road trips.

 

EVERYDAY MACARONI SALAD

SICILIAN TUNAWICHES

KALE CHIPS

DILL PICKLE ROASTED CHICKPEAS

GREENS WITH HONEY LEMON DRESSING

AUSTRALIAN APRICOT SLICE

ELEGANT WHITE PUNCH

ROASTED RED PEPPER AND ARTICHOKE TAPENADE

BLACK BEAN AND MANGO TANGO

SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK

NUTS, NOODLES AND STICK

BACKPACK SNACK BARS

CHICKEN SAUSAGE PATTIES WITH APRICOT SAUCE

SALMON WITH MOLE RUB

PANTRY BISCUITS

WARM BRANDIED CHERRIES

PINK LEMONADE FRUIT DIP

NO-BAKE CEREAL BARS

DENVER BREAKFAST MUFFINS

CRUNCHY CEREAL TREATS

BREAKFAST BISCOTTI

EVERYDAY POTATO SALAD

GREEK QUINOA SALAD

LUNCH BOX MINI BAGELWICHES

RANCH TURKEY WRAPS

SNICKERDOODLES

CHEWY NO-BAKE CEREAL COOKIES

ZUCCHINI PINEAPPLE BREAD

CARROT APPLE AND ZUCCHINI MUFFINS

QUICK CHICKPEA SALAD

 

 

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

  • Fruit slices such as apples, nectarines, peaches and pears are great for dipping but darken after they are cut or peeled. To minimize darkening, slice fruit into a colour protecting solution made of one of the following:
    • 2 tbsp (25 mL) Fruit Fresh in 4 cups (1 L) cold water or
    • 2 tbsp (25 mL) bottled lemon juice in 2 cups (500 mL) cold water

Let sit in solution for five minutes. Drain and store in sealed container.

  • Trail mixes are easy to make and store well in a sealed container. Include mini-crackers, yogurt-covered raisins, pretzels, cereal, popcorn, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and dried fruits like raisins or dried cranberries.
  • Place perishable items such as meat, poultry or dairy products next to a freezer ice pack or frozen juice box.

 

FOOD SAFETY

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Last updated on January 23, 2018