Memorial Day Picnic Menu

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!
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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!

Starters
Chips & Homemade Salsa
Mains
Sides
Desserts
Drinks

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

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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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