6 Picks for the Perfect Picnic

Picnic season is now upon us and we are celebrating by sharing 6 of our favorite recipes that look impressive but are easy to make and transport. So grab your picnic basket and enjoy!

1. Buffalo Blue Cheese Club

Spicy chicken breast, crunchy carrots and celery, and a creamy blue cheese sauce studded with chives make this club sandwich a force to be reckoned with.

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2. Purple Potato Egg Salad

This purple potato salad is given a protein boost with hard-boiled eggs and all-natural turkey bacon to give you 12 grams of protein per serving. Protein combined with slow-burning carbs like purple potatoes can provide you with sustained energy throughout the day.

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3. CBLT Grain Salad

Grain salads are fast and fantastic grab-and-go options for lunch or dinner. Toss your leftover cooked grains in your favorite homemade vinegar-based dressing. Pair with a protein of your choice, add grated veggies and fresh herbs, and top with avocado and toasted nuts and seeds.

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4. Aged Cheddar Potato Chips with French Onion Dip

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It’s hard to believe these addictive, cheesy chips with creamy dip are just 1 gram of fat per serving! Pack the french-onion dip in an airtight container and you’re good to go.

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5. Green Tea Pomegranate Lemonade

The popular tea boasts a smorgasbord of health benefits and, thanks to Clean Eating, a bevy of flavors as well. The sweet side of pomegranate balances the tartness of lemon juice.

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6. Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Sweet, rich and creamy bananas are a great source of fiber, minerals (such as potassium) and vitamins. Additionally, carrots are soaring with vitamin A and are known for their supply of the antioxidant beta-carotene. These orange root veggies are also filled with numerous other antioxidants and nutrients.

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