Are you a vegetarian looking for food ideas for your next picnic? No need to stress at all.
I know it can be tricky joining or organizing a picnic if you don’t eat meat. After all, very few people can tolerate a picky picnicker.
So in this post, we’ll share some of our favorite vegetarian food ideas for a picnic. The ideas here are easy to make and delicious to share with both friends and family.
Let’s dive in.
1. Pecan Caramel Granola Bars
This natural vegan bar is made from rolled oats, pecan nuts, dates, chia seeds, and coconut oil.
This breakfast bar is nutritiously high in fiber, calcium, iron, and magnesium.
The ingredients are processed to a smooth texture in a food processor combined with maple syrup, almond butter, and coconut oil.
The smooth granola bar mixture is pressed on a square pan, then it is refrigerated until it sets.
Once it’s ready, the firm dough is sliced into bars. Voila! You have a quick breakfast to munch on.
This meal will give you approximately 178 calories, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat.
2. Vegetarian pizza
Enjoy a night of cheesy pizza topped with black olives, ripe tomatoes, green bell peppers, and Portabella mushrooms!
It is easy to make, and you can have it whenever you feel like making one. This is perhaps one of my favorite vegetarian food ideas for a picnic.
A serving of this pizza will give you approximately 134 calories, with 14 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams protein, and 6 grams fat.
3. Shepherds pie
Imagine a warm and low-calorie vegan supper sauteed with porcini mushrooms, leeks, butternut squash, and carrots.
And all this combined in a herby tomato sauce, topped with crispy slices of potatoes. A delicious dish for a fine and simple dinner
This meal will give you approximately 315 calories, with 43 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of protein, and 11 grams of fat.
Eggs are known as breakfast staples around the world.
Not only are eggs are cheap and versatile sources of protein, but also they can be prepared in different types of dishes.
Eggs also contain many vitamins and minerals such as iron, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, folate, selenium.
It also includes the nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin, which are healthy for the eyes, and choline, which is helpful for the brain and nervous system.
Whether you’re into egg whites or egg yolks, you’ll still get the protein you need.
One large-sized egg can give you 13 essential vitamins and minerals and a high-quality protein of 6 grams.
The choice is yours. You can prepare your eggs in different ways: boiled, scrambled, fried, omelet, poached, or shirred.
5. Avocado in a Guac
Avocados are high in fiber and contain monounsaturated fatty acids.
This makes a diabetes-friendly food that may help your blood sugar from shooting up after a meal and reduce serum total cholesterol.
To enjoy your avocado, you can make it into a dip called guacamole. A recommended healthy serving