Spring and Summer Time Picnic Ideas

Spring and Summer Time Picnic Ideas

Now is the time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather! There is nothing quite like an old fashioned picnic with that special someone or the whole family. It’s a great way to spend the days enjoying great food, the great outdoors and great company! Traina Foods offers suggestions for an elevated picnic menu that everyone will love.

• Chicken Salad Sandwiches — Instead of the classic celery and onion combo, or grape and walnut additions, Traina Foods Fruitons can either add a sweet or savory flavor to traditional chicken salad. For an Italian flare, picnickers can add rosemary, oregano, and Fruitons Seasoned Sun Dried Tomatoes with Italian Herbs; for a sweet and fruity addition, the Fruitons All American Blend, featuring dried bits of peaches, cranberries, grapes, apples and blueberries is the perfect thing. Serve the chicken salad atop a bed of greens or in a flaky croissant.

• BBQ Chicken or Pork — Traina Foods new BBQ sauce line, including Sun Dried Apricot and Sun Dried Plum flavors, are a fabulous addition to pulled chicken or pork sandwiches for a picnic with a taste of the South. The meat can be pre-cooked on a smoker or even the crock pot, then shredded, seasoned and topped with more BBQ sauce to slather in between soft, hearty buns. 

• Side Dish Accompaniments — Beyond the main entrée, picnic side dishes don’t have to be traditional, either. Instead of potato salad or traditional macaroni salad doused in mayonnaise, Traina Food Pasta with Bold Flavors of Anchovies, Capers and Sun Dried Tomatoes complements a number of main meal picnic dishes. See the recipe here.  

• Cheese and Wine Tastings — Picnics don’t have to be complicated. Even packing up some individual serving size packages of Fruitons or select dried fruit favorites such as apricots, dates or figs, with a variety of cheeses, meats and salamis (plant-based dieters can simply skip the meat!), and nuts or crusty bread (easily picked up at the store even on the way to the picnic spot!) can turn an ordinary picnic into a fancy “tasting” event… (with perhaps wine a deux?) without much fuss at all!

Traina Foods invites picnickers to think simple yet outside the box when it comes to packing up the ideal outdoor meal. Once the food is enjoyed, spread the blanket out, sit back against a tree, enjoy a good book and just take a moment to appreciate this glorious spring weather!