Pack Your Own Spring Picnic

Picnic season is officially here; wooden tables and grassy fields are filled with people looking to dine under the warm spring sun. Whether you're packing a picnic for yourself or sharing with friends and coworkers, there are a few easy items that should be staples in your basket — no matter where you're laying out your blanket.

Mixed Berry


A fresh baguette is a classic picnic food. Instead of using it to make the typical sandwiches, pair it with your favorite mild cheese and top with homemade mixed berry jam. This refreshing, juicy jam is the perfect accompaniment to crunchy bread and creamy soft cheese. It's also great for sharing with a group!

Fridge Dill PicklesAnnies-EatsSpring Green Heritage Collection jars


A quick and crunchy addition to your luncheon spread is crisp dill pickles. In a regular mouth pint jar, like these , combine sliced cucumbers, dill, garlic, vinegar, water, and salt for a tasty side dish that you can easily make the night before.

Layered Taco Salad

Source: Food Faith Fitness

While tacos may not be the most picnic-friendly food, a taco salad is a better option. Layering your favorite fixings, like chicken, peppers, salsa, and avocado, in a wide mouth quart jar transforms this messy meal into an easy, portable salad. Pack several varieties to personalize for friends or just extra guac for yourself!

Fruit Salad

Source: Raising Dick and Jane

Fruit salad is another picnic basket favorite. Instead of packing the traditional berries and chopped melon, fill an eight-ounce jelly jar with the fruit of your choice and mix in Greek yogurt for added protein and a more satisfying snack.

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