Memorial Day Picnic Menu

by in Healthy Recipes, May 28, 2010
Grilled Sausage and Pepper Skewers
Sausage-and-Pepper Skewers - Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine

Throw the best tasting picnic on the block by combining classic favorites with some fresh ideas. You’ll find healthy and delicious recipes with lots of things you can make ahead of time. Set it up buffet-style and let your guests dig in!

Chips & Homemade Salsa

Lobster Rolls
Sausage-and-Pepper Skewers
Raspberry-Chicken Salad
Oven Fried Chicken

Portobello and Asparagus Pasta Salad
Cool and Crunchy Coleslaws
Cucumber Salad

Brown Rice Crispy Treats
Chocolate-Covered Banana Pops
Italian Ice Pops

Berry Spritzers & Refrigerator-Brewed Iced Tea

Need some pointers for keeping picnic food fresh? Read up on our cookout food safety tips.

TELL US: What’s your favorite thing to bring to a picnic?

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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Comments (5)

  1. JnL says:

    What is a safe time to allow cooked food to sit on a buffet table at a family gathering? Especially meats such as fried chicken or barbequed pork?

  2. danawhite says:

    Hi JnL –
    The rule is to not leave food out for more than two hours – after that it should be refrigerated, re-heated or tossed. If it's a really hot day, cut that time down to more like 1 hour to keep the food safe to eat.

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