Picnic season is officially here and it’s time to prepare! This guide offers all the help you’ll need to make picnic essentials. There are vegan spreads, cheeses, bread, grilling tips, seasonal produce, and of course plenty of sandwiches to choose from. So get ready to find your biggest blanket and closest friends for an outdoor food party! All of these delicious recipes featured below can also be found on the Food Monster App.

1. 10 Cheesy Spreads to Bring to Your Next Party

Carrot Flatbread With Vegan Coconut “Chèvre”

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These 10 cheese spreads that you will have to offer are made of real, wholesome ingredients. They’re healthier, kinder, and taste so much better. And when everyone finds out that you made them yourself, they’ll be begging for lessons on How to Make Raw Vegan Cheese.

2. Beyond Chickpeas: 15 Unique Hummus Recipes!

Beet and walnut dip

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Traditionally made with chickpeas, hummus is often creamy and flavorful. However, there are other ingredients you can use from hummus! From beets to carrots, other vegetables add not only a beautiful color but exciting flavor combos! Here are 15 Unique Hummus Recipes to prepare for your next picnic!

3. 15 Vegan Bread Recipes From Around the World

Vegan restaurant-style garlic naan

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We don’t need to explain to you why so many different cultures embrace bread. We all know that bread is life and goes with pretty much any flavor combination! For your picnic festivities here is a list of 15 vegan bread recipes that feature international flavor!

4. 20 Amazing Vegan Cheeses You Can Make at Home

Vegan baked nut cheese

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If you’ve been thinking about eating a plant-based diet but think you can’t live without cheese, we are here to tell you that you don’t have to. You can have the smooth, creamy, spreadable cheeses that are perfect for hors oeuvres and snacks. These 20 vegan cheeses feature all different kinds that are perfect for your next picnic!

5. 15 Vegan Sandwich Recipes From Around the World

Cabbage and Mushroom Rye Bread Sandwich

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Sandwiches are easy to make, store, and are very inexpensive to make at home, and have been adapted into many different cultures and culinary practices! Gear up with these 15 international sandwiches from around the world for your next picnic!

6. 15 Scrumptious Veggie Sandwiches!

Roasted Balsamic Veggie Rolls

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If sandwiches were a lunchbox staple of yours growing up, then you’re probably familiar with some of the classics, like ham and cheese, bologna, and more. But if you’re trying to cut back on meat and cheese, the standard peanut butter and jelly or hummus and avocado sandwich might leave you wanting a little more. With a little bit of creativity, you can create flavorful, satisfying veggie-based sandwiches and wraps without meat or cheese. Here is a list of 15 Scrumptious Veggie Sandwiches to consider for your next picnic!

7. 15 Plant-Based Burgers You Must Make in 2019!

Vegan herby chickpea burgers

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A classic staple meal for many, the burger is a well-loved dish and is also great for picnics. These 15 plant-based burger recipes satisfy your craving for this standard sandwich, but with a veggie twist!

8. 15 Magical Dairy-Free Mini Dessert Recipes!

Mini vegan banoffee pies

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Desserts in size-bites are the perfect way to sneak in a little treat after dinner (or breakfast) and of course are great for picnics! Make your favorite (if not all) of these 15 Mini Dessert Recipes for a sweet treat in your picnic options!

9. How to Grill Tasty Veggies Indoors and Outdoors

Grilled vegetable variety on a plate

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Grilling vegetables concentrates their natural flavors, making them tender and scrumptious. Whether you are cooking indoors or out, you can enjoy the delicious taste of grilled vegetables. Here are some great tips for veggie grilling success whether you are indoors or outdoors for your picnic preparations!

10. The Ultimate Guide to Spring Seasonal Produce

Spanish Artichoke and Zucchini Paella

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As we head into spring, that means we have an abundance of produce that is newly in season and ready for recipes! Make the most out of the lovely selections at your farmer’s market, grocery store, or garden with this ultimate guide to how to cook and enjoy spring produce that will ensure you’ll never run out of creative and fresh recipes.

11. 15 Vegan Recipes For Your Next Picnic!

Vegan Coronation Chickpea Sandwiches between sourdough with greens

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What makes for a good picnic? A nice day, good friends, and a large green space, of course. As for food, there are certain must-haves. Any foods that will melt in the sun or get soggy are an absolute no-go. The best vegan picnic foods are those which stay fresh for hours, are easy to eat, create the least amount of mess, and of course, are delicious and nutritious. We’re here to present you with 15 different perfect picnic recipes, vegan-style.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.

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