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We are making the most of these last few weeks of summer with some fun day trips and mini vacations. Today was the perfect day to pack a picnic, drive out to a nearby farm and pick some sunflowers. The weather was nice and breezy and the sunflowers were in full bloom, it couldn't have been more ideal!

Picnic Recipes and Pick Your Own Flowers Farms in VA Sunflower fields via @frostedevents

This morning after breakfast I decided to put together our little picnic. I wanted to bring along something light and tasty we could snack on outside after we picked flowers. This chicken salad recipe was the perfect choice for an easy afternoon lunch. It's one of my favorite picnic recipes!

 I've made this recipe so many times and it's always been a crowd favorite for baby showers and luncheons. It's delicious, creamy and crunchy and a little bit sweet. And it goes great with our favorite Wasa crackers.

Picnic Recipes Chicken Salad with grapes

Picnic Recipes and Summer Snack Ideas

Chicken Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup seedless red grapes, halved

Directions

  1. Combine chicken, apple, walnuts, and celery in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise
  3. Gently stir in the grapes
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve

Picnic Recipes Chicken Salad Grapes

This recipe pairs great with Wasa Sourdough crackers. They are an easy, wholesome snack that's full of flavor minus the guilt.

My other go-to snack recipe that pairs perfect with the new Wasa THINS is easy to make and has a sweet and spicy kick to it! This Pineapple Jalapeno Cream Cheese spread is so delicious, and super easy to make.

Picnic Recipes Pineapple Jalapeno Spread Cream Cheese Dip

Pineapple Jalapeno Cream Cheese Spread Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, crushed (fresh or canned)
  • 1/2 jalapeno, remove seeds and finely chopped

Directions

  1. Combine pineapple, cream cheese and jalapeno in a bowl.
  2. Stir with fork till well combined
  3. Serve immediately.

This spread is amazing on the new Wasa THINS. They have two tasty flavors to choose from, Rosemary & Sea Salt or Sesame & Sea Salt. Both pack 7+grams of whole grains and are under 100 calories. They are a healthy way to add a little crunch to your lunch.

Picnic Recipes and Picking Sunflowers Fun Things for Kids VA via @frostedevents

Looking for a few more easy snack recipes that are under 100 calories. Try one of these WASA cracker combos:

  • Greek Salad Crispwich –Wasa Fiber Crispbread topped with roasted garlic hummus, cucumber, tomato, olives and feta cheese
  • Notcho Normal Nachos –Wasa Sourdough topped with guacamole, hard-boiled egg, salsa, cheese and cilantro
  •  Mango Chia Mania –Wasa Crisp’n Light 7 Grain topped with coconut yogurt, mango, chia seeds and coconut flakes

Check out these money saving coupons for Wasa crackers 

Sunflowers Pack Picnic Snacks Picking Flowers Summer Fun

Sunflowers Pack Picnic Snacks Picking Flowers Summer Fun

Gotta go-to favorite summer snack?
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