Healthy Cookout and Picnic Ideas

Healthy Cookout and Picnic Ideas


Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy a family cookout or picnic, but it doesn't have to mean a meal that's bad for you. Here are some good-for-you healthy cookout and picnic ideas to level up your summer.

Healthy Cookout and Picnic Tips:

  • Build your cookout around fresh vegetables and fruit first. Many fruits and vegetables can be cooked on a grill, either brushed with a healthy oil and placed directly on the grill or brushed with a healthy oil and roasted in your Xtrema Skillet.
  • Fill your picnic basket with fresh chopped vegetables and fruit. 
  • Fill pitchers with ice water and cut fruit (citrus and orchard fruits work great) and fresh spices and herbs (mint or cinnamon sticks are the most compatible). It's hot out, and even if you offer less healthy drink options than water, these pitchers will entice thirsty people to drink plenty of water.

Here are a few recipes to make your next cookout/picnic healthier:

Veggie Burgers

Veggie Skewers

Carrot Fries

Patrick's Turkey Burgers

Pasta Salad

about the author

Holly Bergstrom

Holly Bergstrom

Holly Bergstrom is the Brand Engagement Manager at Xtrema Cookware, and she oversees the creative direction of the company! Holly is passionate about minimizing toxic exposure and living a healthy and vibrant life form the inside out. Holly enjoys cooking, educating, and creating healthy meals for her friends and family. She desires to help every home and kitchen relearn how to slow down, be present, and cook with intention and simplicity. You can follow Holly on @livefreeandveg.

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