Everything You Need for the Perfect Picnic

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The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the kids are... bored. Get out and enjoy the sunshine! We have everything you need from recipes to equipment for prepping and packing your perfect summer picnic.

Bungalow Picnic Basket: It doesn't feel like a true picnic unless you have it in a cute basket! This bungalow striped basket is insulated to help keep your food cold, even on the hottest of days! You can get yours online here.

bungalow stripe basket
(Photo: World's Market)

Mayo-Free Avocado Chicken Salad: Start your picnic off with sandwiches! They are a traditional picnic item, but you don't need to limit yourself to a PB&J. This mayo-free avocado chicken salad is not only healthy, but it's tasty, cold and refreshing! Perfect for a picnic. Get the recipe here.

avocado chicken salad
(Photo: The Skinny Fork)

Stackable Lunch Pot: Grab your favorite lunch or leftovers and make it to go! No need to limit yourself to what is picnic-appropriate with this helpful tool! Get enough for the whole family to have their own by clicking here.

stackable lunch pot
(Photo: Uncommon Goods)

Light Buttermilk Ranch Dressing: Fill one container with carrots or celery and another with our Light Ranch Dressing! It's creamy and delicious, perfect for picnic snacking. Learn to make your own dressing by clicking here.

light ranch

Skip Hop Grab and Go Bottle Bag: This easy to clean bottle bag is BPA-free and can keep two bottles or sippy cups either hot or cold. It's good for any outing with a young kid! Check it out online here.

bottle bag
(Photo: Amazon)

Monkey Mat: This blanket folds up into an easy-to-carry pack. It's machine-washable and great for any occasion. Use it at the beach, a concert or on your picnic! Each corner is weighted and equipped with a loop so you can use stakes to secure it to the ground. No more need to worry about the kids on dirty surfaces with this Monkey Mat.

monkey mat
(Photo: Amazon)

LunchSkins: This little baggy is way more than a fashion statement. It's an eco-friendly miracle! Instead of using five zip-close bags to pack each family member a bag of grapes for your picnic, use these LunchSkins. Not only will you not have to run to the grocery to pick up more later, but you will also be helping out Mother Nature as well. Plus, they come in super cute patterns.

(Photo: ReUseIt)

Skinny Monkey Oat Cookies: You can't complete your picnic without a sweet treat and these oat cookies are perfect for the occasion! They are the perfect size for packing in LunchSkins and a serving size is three cookies. That means for three cookies, you only consume about 105 calories. If that's not impressive we don't know what is. Click here for the recipe.

skinny monkey oat cookie

Mesh Food Tent: Whether a picnic or a barbecue, keep your food safe from outdoor pests! Mesh tents are perfect for keeping flies and other critters away from the food until you're ready to eat it. To get your own, click here.

mesh tent
(Photo: Brookestone)

To-Go Ware: This is a handy pack of utensils. If you're a picnic fanatic or your family loves to camp, get everyone their own set of these bamboo utensils. It's way better for the environment (and your bank account) to reuse your flatwear than to buy plasticwear each time you want to dine away from the kitchen table. Plus, this To-Go Ware comes in a handy carrying case for easy packing and storage. Order yours today!

to-go ware
(Photo: Amazon)

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