Picnics are an excellent opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and indulge in delicious snacks. As a Nutritionist, I believe that making mindful choices when it comes to our food can enhance our overall well-being.
When it comes to picnics, vegetarian recipes can bring a burst of flavour, nourishing our bodies with plant-based goodness. In this blog post, I am thrilled to share a collection of plant-based picnic recipes that are designed to satisfy taste buds and provide essential nutrients.
1. Paneer and Vegetable Skewers
These colourful skewers combine the goodness of paneer with a medley of fresh vegetables. The paneer provides protein, while the vegetables offer essential vitamins and minerals. Marinate the paneer and vegetables in a blend of spices, then grill them for a delightful smoky flavour.
3. Caprese Skewers
Create elegant caprese skewers by alternating cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and mozzarella cheese balls on toothpicks. Drizzle with balsamic glaze for a burst of flavour. These skewers are not only delicious but also rich in antioxidants and calcium.
4. Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes
Hollow out juicy tomatoes and stuff them with a Mediterranean-inspired quinoa filling. Combine cooked quinoa with chopped cucumber, olives, feta cheese, and a drizzle of olive oil. These stuffed tomatoes are nutrient-dense and bursting with flavours.
5. Chickpea Salad Wraps
For a protein-packed picnic option, prepare chickpea salad wraps. Mash cooked chickpeas and mix them with diced bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, and a creamy dressing made from Greek yogurt and herbs. Spread the mixture onto tortillas, roll them up, and slice them into bite-sized pieces.
6. Hummus with Veggies
Blend chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh herbs like parsley and dill. Serve it with an assortment of colourful vegetable sticks like carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers. The hummus is packed with protein, fibre, and healthy fats.
7. White or dark chocolate strawberry energy balls
8. Potato Salad
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