AIP-friendly Picnic Ideas

Feb 19, 2024

Delicious Recipes for Outdoor Dining

Are you following the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet but still want to enjoy a delightful picnic outdoors? Don’t worry; there are plenty of creative and flavorful recipes that adhere to AIP guidelines while still satisfying your taste buds. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a leisurely day at the park, these AIP-friendly picnic ideas will elevate your outdoor dining experience.

Zucchini Noodle Salad with Avocado Pesto

Start your picnic off with a refreshing and vibrant salad featuring zucchini noodles dressed in creamy avocado pesto. Simply spirals fresh zucchini, toss with ripe avocado, basil, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. This nutrient-packed dish is not only delicious but also easy to prepare ahead of time and transport in a sealed container.

Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers

Fire up the grill and prepare these mouthwatering chicken skewers marinated in a zesty blend of lemon, garlic, and fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme. The citrusy marinade infuses the chicken with flavor while keeping it tender and juicy. Thread the marinated chicken onto skewers for easy serving and enjoy them hot or cold at your picnic.

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

No picnic is complete without a crunchy snack, and these crispy baked sweet potato chips fit the bill perfectly. Slice sweet potatoes thinly, toss with olive oil, sea salt, and your favorite AIP-friendly spices like garlic powder or rosemary, then bake until golden brown and crispy. Pack them in an airtight container for a satisfying snack that pairs well with any picnic spread.

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Swap traditional bread or wraps for crisp lettuce leaves to create AIP-friendly tuna salad wraps. Mix canned tuna with diced cucumber, red onion, avocado, and a dollop of coconut yogurt for creaminess. Season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste, then spoon the mixture onto lettuce leaves and roll them up for a light and refreshing picnic entrée. Eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. flatbread mix is 100% AIP compliant, and it can be cut into rounds and used as sandwich bread! You can order it HERE!

Fruit Skewers with Coconut Yogurt Dip

End your picnic on a sweet note with colorful fruit skewers served with a creamy coconut yogurt dip. Thread an assortment of AIP-friendly fruits like berries, pineapple, and melon onto skewers for a refreshing and nutritious dessert. Pair them with a dip made from coconut yogurt, honey, and a splash of vanilla extract for a satisfying finish to your outdoor meal. Add some eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. cookies to the spread, and your dessert tray will be a huge hit!

Iced Turmeric Ginger Tea

Stay hydrated and refreshed with a batch of iced turmeric ginger tea, packed with anti-inflammatory properties. Brew a pot of herbal tea using fresh ginger, turmeric, and a hint of honey for sweetness. Let it cool, then pour over ice and garnish with lemon slices for a refreshing beverage that’s perfect for sipping on a sunny day.

Banana Bread Donuts

Use our eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. banana bread mix to whip up a batch of moist and flavorful banana donuts!. Simply make the batter as directed and pipe into a cake donut pan. Made with 100% AIP compliant ingredients, these AIP-friendly treats are sure to please everyone’s sweet tooth. Pack them in airtight containers to enjoy as a mid-picnic snack or a delightful post-meal treat.

With these AIP-friendly picnic ideas, you can enjoy a delicious outdoor dining experience without sacrificing flavor or variety. From refreshing salads to flavorful main dishes and satisfying snacks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at your next picnic. So grab your picnic basket, head outdoors, and savor the flavors of summer with these mouthwatering recipes.

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