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19 Super Simple Picnic Recipes

By: Beth Ann Morley, Editor,

Copycat Subway BreadThe best part about summer is the fact that you can enjoy the outdoors. Daylight lasts longer, and there's no longer a need for coats and jackets. You can just soak up the sun with your family and friends. Summer lends itself to outdoor concerts, festivals, and, of course, picnics. But, just because you're feasting outdoors doesn't mean planning your summer picnic has to be a challenge.

Try any one of these 19 Super Simple Picnic Recipes, and you'll wonder why you don't plan more picnics. These picnic recipes can be made ahead of time. Plus, they are easy to transport, so you can dine anywhere and everywhere. Take advantage of the best season of the year with these Simple Picnic Recipes. You'll find yourself making these recipes time and time again. Even when it's not picnic season or the weather isn't cooperating, you'll want to make these gluten free recipes. 

Recipes for a Picnic

19 Super Simple Picnic Recipes

Table of Contents

Grab-and-Go Snack Recipes

Super Simple Sandwich Recipes

Kid-Friendly Dessert Recipes


Want even more fun-in-the-sun recipes? Try these 12 Summer Recipes for Gluten Free Foodies.


Grab-and-Go Snack Recipes

You can easily pack these snack recipes in a plastic baggie and be on your way. These grab-and-go snack recipes are so simple to make, but they're even easier to eat. It'll be hard to decide which gluten free recipe to try first. 

Pack-and-Go Snack Mix10-Minute Homemade Granola

10-Minute Homemade Granola (shown above, right)

Pack-and-Go Snack Mix (shown above, left) 

Homemade Grain-Free Graham Crackers

Cinnamon Baked Apple Chips

Spicy BBQ Zucchini Chips



Super Simple Sandwich Recipes

Sandwiches are some of the easiest things to pack. You simply grab a slice of bread and fill it with all of the best ingredients. You can choose if you want a deli salad sandwich, a ham and cheese sandwich, or a peanut butter sandwich. We've provided you with a few sandwich ideas, but you'll need gluten free bread to make these sandwiches. So, we've also provided you with a few recipes to make your own homemade sandwich bread. 

Simply Superb Sandwich BreadGreek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich (shown above, right)

Simply Superb Sandwich Bread (shown above, left)

Easy Chicken Shawarma

Copycat Subway Bread

Soft Sandwich Bread

Agave Oat Bread

BLT With a Twist


Everyone loves picnics, and everyone will love these 7 Gluten Free Kid-Friendly Recipes


Kid-Friendly Dessert Recipes

There's no need to pack utensils because these gluten free desserts can all be enjoyed with your own two hands. These easy desserts recipes are so amazing. They're simple to make and yummy to eat. So, for your next picnic, you need to pack a few of these delicious dessert recipes. 

S'mores BarsCinnamon Oatmeal Date Bars

Cinnamon Oatmeal Date Bars (shown above, right)

S’mores Bars (shown above, left)

Nutella and Peanut Butter Oat Bars 

Bring-Along Strawberry Hand Pies

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

Ginger Snickerdoodle Cookies



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