How to pack a paleo picnic

paleo-picnic-basket

paleo-picnic-basket

Ah summer – the perfect time of the year to grab a blanket and head for your nearest beach or park and enjoy eating al fresco (just check the weather forecast first – it’s been a tad hit or miss lately!). Having a picnic lunch or dinner is a great way to relax in the shade, or soak up the sun, and enjoy these long days – just don’t forget the SPF. 

Packing a picnic basket full of nutritious and delicious paleo picnic food doesn’t need to be a huge effort. PICK + PALEO has some great ideas of how to replace the regular sandwiches and chips with fabulous, healthy fare. 

Nibbles

  • Make a fruity salad – chop up apples, add celery and raisins with a squeeze of lemon juice
  • Vege sticks with a dip or two will get gobbled up in no time. Here are three easy dips you can make – it’s a great replacement to crisps and kiwi dip
  • Spiced Olives 
  • A bowl of mixed nuts

Grilled kebabs on the BBQ paleo

Mains

  • Lettuce wraps – reinvent the sandwich by piling a lettuce leaf with meats, tomato and cucumber slices, some avocado and a lashing of paleo mayonnaise
  • Nori wraps – seaweed sheets (nori) are another great alternative to use for wrapping. Try a smear of avocado, cucumber sticks, grated carrot and some prosciutto, roll it up, and lick (or wet) and stick the nori together
  • Grill some chicken drumsticks (seasoned with paprika) to knaw on
  • Make some grilled kebabs out of chicken breast, capsicums, red onion, and courgette
  • Homemade burger patties – top them with a slice of grilled pineapple, a fried egg or some sliced beetroot to recreate the traditional Kiwi burger
  • Pre-cooked steak or organic paleo sausages
  • Frittata – fill it with ham, onion, courgette and cherry tomatoes

Sides

  • A slaw (like this one) is easy to prepare and throw in a tupperware container
  • A classic green salad is easy to throw together on the spot – lettuce, cucumber and some cherry tomatoes
  • Bring along some previously grilled veges like eggplant or courgette
  • Egg and bacon muffins 

Paleo Picnic

Dessert

  • Fresh berries – strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and cherries are all in season right now! 
  • Frozen grapes, or grilled peaches and pineapple 
  • Bliss balls are easy to make and easy to transport
  • Make fruit skewers to jazz things up a bit! 
  • Apples with a smear of nut butter

Drink

  • Make a fruit herbal tea and add icecubes – store it in your thermos for a refreshing fruity drink 
  • Plenty of flat or sparkling water 

 

Don’t forget the picnic blanket, the frisbee and the kiwi cricket set! 

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