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We’ve got a basketful of healthy picnic food ideas to help you enjoy delicious outdoor dining and slimming-friendly day trips – and still get a great result on the scales.

Slimming World picnic ideas – your bite-size list!

With Slimming World’s flexible Food Optimising plan, you never have to miss out on those fun, foodie occasions with family and friends – like picnics in the park, on the beach, or even in your own back garden! Many go-to picnic foods – such as chicken drumsticks (skin removed), boiled eggs and boiled or oven-baked new potatoes – are Slimming World Free Foods, meaning you can eat them until you’re satisfied, with no weighing, counting or measuring needed.

We also have a whole host of bite-size recipes and simple swaps to make Food Optimising a picnic in the park.

Slimming World picnic ideas

Sticks and dips

Dips and crudités are great for packing more veg into your picnics. Load up a lunch box with sliced cucumber, plum tomatoes, carrot or celery batons, slivers of roasted red peppers, reduced-fat cheese and crispbreads to dip into slimming-friendly houmous or tzatziki.

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Find the recipe: How to make Slimming World houmous

Shake up your salads

A big bowl of salad is ideal for sharing outside with your favourite people – and we’re not talking about a few lettuce leaves and slices of cucumber and tomato. With so many Free Foods to choose from, you can get as creative as you like with Slimming World salads. You could also try a trendy salad jar – this layered coronation chicken jar is a perfectly portable picnic dish.

Layered coronation chicken

More on the blog: Discover our colourful collection of summery salads

Super sandwiches

Sarnies are always a picnic winner, and you absolutely can have bread when you’re Food Optimising – or if you prefer, you could give your butties a crunchy twist by using crispbreads or stuffing our tortilla-style omelette wraps with your favourite sandwich filling.

Slimming World Tuna marie rose and cucumber sandwich. The sandwich is made up of a wholemeal roll, slices of cucumber and tuna. It sits on a light blue chopping board.

More on the blog: Slimming World sandwich ideas to try today

Pasta master

Pasta is ideal picnic fare, and brilliant for using up any leftover lean cooked meat, fish or veggies – just chop them up and stir them in.

Slimming World tuna pasta

Try the recipe: Cupboard love tuna pasta

More for members: Slimming World members will find several pasta salad recipes on the exclusive member website, including a tuna, pasta and pesto salad and a tomato and roast garlic pasta salad with rocket

Filling falafels

These bite-sized beauties are perfect with a dip or stuffed into a pitta pocket. Try our new air fryer falafels, made with lentil and rocket for a real punch of flavour.

air fryer falafels

More on the blog: Put your air fryer to work with these easy, speedy recipes

Picnic puds

And for those of you looking for a dessert to top off your spread, a slice of our fruity rainbow cake, brilliant banana bread, sprinkle-topped school cake or raspberry oat muffins should go down a treat – forks and spoons are optional!

Chocolate banana bread

Try more Slimming World picnic recipes from our brand-new Out & About recipe book

Join the Slimming World picnic

Our members-only website and app are full of picnic food ideas. Whether you join your local group or sign up to our digital-only service, Slimming World Online, you’ll have more than 2,000 tried-and-tested Food Optimising recipes at your fingertips –  everything you need to enjoy a fully loaded picnic, without packing away your weight loss plans.

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