What would you take/eat at a picnic?

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  1. Daisydog

    Daisydog Well-Known Member

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    I need your advice ladies! I've got a hen do at the weekend that involves a picnic by the canal, while I know what I shouldn't eat I'm really struggling to think what can I take/eat?? Other than keeping them in a cold pack I don't think things will be refrigerated.

    Really don't want to just eat bread, crisps and chocolate or go hungry :nope:

    Any suggestions gratefully appreciated!
     
  2. ttcnewbie123

    ttcnewbie123 Well-Known Member

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    I think in a cold pack things would be fine, I like things like cold pasta/cold potato salad - don't really know if we should be eating things like that but I do! Oh and cherry tomatoes are a must for a picnic! Struggling to think of anything else, I love a bit of french stick with some philadelphia, yummmmmmy! Hope the weathers nice this weekend then xx
     
  3. 2ndtimeluckyX

    2ndtimeluckyX Well-Known Member

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    Sandwiches/Pittas/Wraps
    Sausage rolls
    Pasta salad
    Fruit/Fruit salad
    Crisps
    Carrot sticks and houmous (mmmmmmm my fave!)
    Philidelphia/cheese and crackers
    Cherry toms
    Bread sticks and dips
    Cakes/Biscuits

    Shove it all in a cool bag with ice packs and it will be just fine :) I just went camping and our milk stayed icey cold all weekend.
     
  4. KRB87

    KRB87 Well-Known Member

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    I went for a picnic with family the other day and had sandwiches that had been kept in a coolbox - they were absolutely fine. I've also been eating shop bought coleslaw, pasta salad and potato salad throughout pregnancy - no one has said that these are a no go area. Have fun!
     
  5. kizzyt

    kizzyt Loving my baby girl

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    Chilli Heatwave Dorito's with dip - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
     
  6. ilvmylbug

    ilvmylbug Single Mom of 2 & Proud

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    Make this Ritz Cracker dip! So delicious I promise you will be addicted!!!

     
  7. Daisydog

    Daisydog Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ladies! I feel much better now that I know I won't be starving all day and I'll give that recipe a go :thumbup:
     
  8. ciarhwyfar

    ciarhwyfar 3 time Mum

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    If you are concerned about spoilage, sour cream or plain yogurt can be substituted for mayonnaise in many recipes without ruining the flavor and last longer without refrigeration. You also might try a layered bean dip with chips. I use refried beans, sour cream, avocado/guacamole, fresh salsa or chopped tomatoes, sliced olives, and shredded cheese in mine. If you are worried about more protein, use seasoned ground meat as the bottom layer. Make it in a container with a lid that fits in your cooler.
     
  9. Clover Jane

    Clover Jane Guest

    How about some assorted cheese cubes, fruit (maybe some berries and melon balls), and fresh veggies (maybe celery, carrots, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes).

    Those are things I'd want to eat at a picnic.
     
  10. LilSnowflake

    LilSnowflake Well-Known Member

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    We had a picnic the other day and took:

    Reduced-fat Hoummus,
    Hot Cooked Chicken (was warm by the time we ate, but still lush),
    Multi-Seed crusty french baguette,
    Taramasalata,
    Olives,
    Mixed Salad & Crudites
    Fruit & Sugar-free Jello.

    Seriously, it was LUSH! (*drools*!) :thumbup:
     
  11. Mama627

    Mama627 Mom & Preggo w/ #2

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    When we go on picnics or go to the drive-in movies, we like to take fried chicken. It's good cold, or you can wrap it when it's really hot in aluminum foil and it'll still be warm when you eat.

    Some other ideas are:
    Sandwiches
    pasta salad (mayo free)
    popcorn
    pretzels and dip
    chex mix (home made or store-bought)
    trail mix
    soup in a thermos
     

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