Summers are here and everyone is planning for their midyear vacations. One of the most fun activities that most families enjoy every summer vacation is going outdoors for picnics. Picnics offer a great time to meet loved ones, enjoy the weather, play games and food of course.
Here we bring some easy and healthy snacks and recipes that will serve as the best food for picnic basket:
Sandwiches are the best options for picnic snacks as they can be made in advance and carried during travel with ease. While choosing the bread make sure you do not choose a super soft one as they can go soggy.
Take some butter and cheese spread in a bowl and mix them together. Add roasted pepper olives, tomatoes, and all other veggies that you wish to use. Spread this mixture evenly on one side of the bread and you can add boiled potatoes slice, turkey, ham or salami as per your choice. Finally, add a cheese slice to give it an extra cheesy flavour and your sandwiches are ready.
- Veggie Rolls
Veggies Rolls serves as easy and healthy snacks. To prepare this, heat some Verka butter in a pan and add chopped tomatoes, capsicum, onions and salt. Cook these until they are tender yet crunchy and add boiled corns & chopped paneer into it. Now, turn off the heat and keep it aside. Now, warm all chapattis with Verka butter and spread some Verka cheese spread on it. Scatter the veggies on it and drizzle some oregano and ketchup if you like. Roll it firmly, secure it with a toothpick and pack each individually in silver foil.
- Ready-to-Drink Beverages
When looking for picnic food ideas, ready-to-drink beverages are good options for those avoiding to prepare liquids on own and are afraid of getting spilt on the go. Verka has a wide range of beverages that can be enjoyed by all age groups. From sweetened flavoured milk, lassi to refreshments such as aam panna, nimbu paani, mango shake, etc. Verka beverages are available in tetra packs & glass bottles and thus are easy to carry in Tiffins and picnic baskets.
- Cold Macaroni Salad
One of the easy picnic recipes is cold macaroni salad. Macaroni is loved by all and carrying a colder version of it enables you to have it anytime without bothering to reheat it. Here’s how to prepare one; take boiled macaroni and drain excess water. Take a large bowl and mix together mayonnaise, red chilli flakes cheese spread, vinegar, some sugar, mustard sauce, salt and pepper. Stir in some diced onions, celery, carrot, corns, capsicum and macaroni. Refrigerate it overnight or at least for 4 hours and enjoy serving it cold.
- Cheese Cheelas
Cheelas are desi versions of pancakes and serve as a nutritious snack. It is easy to prepare and can also be served as kids lunch box. Mix together besan and salt to make a thin batter. Take a pan heat some Verka ghee and sauté onion with all other veggies that you wish to add. Now keep the mixture aside and in the same pan put some oil/butter or ghee and ladle some besan batter into it. Spread the batter into a neat round circle and cook from both sides. Now, remove the cheela and add the veggie fillings and cheese single to it. Roll up the Cheela and pack individually in silver oils.
All the above-mentioned recipes can be enjoyed by both kids and adults so you don’t have to worry about anyone staying hungry.