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We're the kind of people who have to eat every three hours, and Pure Leaf Iced Tea is here to help with that.
Today: Make sure your snacking game is on point at any picnic with these 15 recipes.
Finally! Stepping outdoors doesn't require a coat—and we're even willing to risk being pricked in the leg by wet grass if it means finding a sunny spot to sit. Picnic time begins now. So tuck away the email and head outside with these portable snacks (just don't forget your sunglasses!):
Chips and Dips
Picnic food is for sharing, so tug along a tub of homemade dip to start off your afternoon. These dips are easy to make and are super versatile—spread them onto flatbreads or scoop them up with tortilla chips, crackers, or crudités.
Looking for a nibble that’s a little cakey but substantial? Say hello to quickbreads—your picnic crew will thank you.
Crunching on crackers and basking in the sun is bound to make anyone crave a cool drink. Before you reach for a soda, quench your thirst with something handmade—a tea-based drink, a sweet smoothie, or some bittersweet chocolate milk. Just pour them into a chilled thermos and make sure you’ve brought enough for everyone!
Julia Child once said, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” We'd agree—and suggest that a picnic without cookies is just a grouping of people sitting on a blanket in a park.
Can't choose? Go with something simple yet filling and essential: Bake a batch of brownies.
First photograph by Mark Weinberg; second by Carey Nersh; fifth by Phyllis Grant; tenth by fiveandspice; fourteenth by Food52; all others by James Ransom
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