Head to the beach, park or backyard with a basketful of these easy and affordable meals
This summer, take family meals outdoors with these simple, delicious dishes designed for that favorite summertime activity
-- a picnic! We've included everything you'll need for a warm weather outing, from sides to main courses to dessert. Plus
we've added a printable shopping list to make your preparation even easier.
Click to download: Shopping List (PDF)
Cost per serving: 69¢
This savory appetizer is a great addition to any picnic, and the bite-sized portions make it fun for kids.
See recipe: Italian Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Cost per serving: 36¢
Serve this dip with your favorite vegetables such as red peppers, carrots and cucumbers. For a more hummus-like flavor, swap chickpeas for the white beans.
See recipe: Lemon-Garlic White-Bean Dip
Cost per serving: 98¢
To save time, make the salad and dressing in advance. Store them separately and toss right before serving to maintain crispness.
See recipe: Celery-Fennel Salad with Olives
Cost per serving: 67¢
Quench your thirst with this refreshing beverage. You can make the recipe with different teas; for a berry flavor, substitute Raspberry ZInger for the Orange Spice.
See recipe: Spiced-Tea Lemonade