Grab your basket, blanket and favorite picnic food items—it’s National Picnic Month! Spend a beautiful summer day under your a shade tree enjoying the outdoors, good company and great food.
Large bag or picnic basket and a cooler large enough to fit the necessary foods and drinks
Large blanket (waterproof backing if possible), card or dice games, sunglasses, sunhat, drink koozies, hand sanitizer, paper towels or napkins, portable speaker, sunblock, water bottle or thermos
Picnics Made Easy
Packing for a picnic just got easier with our golden fried chicken, fresh summer fruits, side dishes from our Deli and more to make an easy, grab-and-go meal to enjoy outdoors.
Pick up our fried or rotisserie chicken as a quick, hot-and-ready main course. Our fried chicken is made with fresh, never frozen chicken, tossed in our special blend of seasonings and then fried to a golden-brown perfection. Rotisserie chickens are herb seasoned and slow-roasted to be tender and juicy. Enjoy as is or as an ingredient to cut down prep time in recipes!
Make hydrating a little more flavorful with Schnucks Sparkling Waters. These canned sparkling waters offer a touch of sweetness with no artificial flavors or colors—just refreshing goodness.
Picnic in 15 Minutes or Less!
For a DIY picnic basket, these recipes or mix and match combos are quick and simple for less prep time and more relax time.
MIX + MATCH PINWHEEL SANDWICHES
Choose one or more items from each category below to make fun and flavorful finger food. Just fill, wrap and slice!
Corn tortilla, flour tortilla, flattened white bread, whole lettuce leaves, whole-wheat tortilla
SAUCES & SPREADS
Cream cheese, guacamole, hummus, jelly or jam, mayo, mustard, refried beans, tomato or corn salsa
Black beans, cooked bacon, chicken salad, egg salad, deli meat, hazelnut spread, leftover grilled meat, nut butter, rotisserie chicken, tuna salad
SLICED OR DICED TOPPINGS
Apple or pear, avocado, banana, bell pepper, berries, cheese, carrot, cucumber, leafy greens, melon, nuts, onion, pickles, tomato, olives
MIX + MATCH SUMMER SALADS
Choose one or more items from each category below to create a stellar pasta or grain salad.
COOKED PASTA OR GRAINS
Barley, bulgur, couscous, farro, pasta (such as spaghetti or penne), quinoa, rice (such as basmati or wild rice), steel-cut oats, wheat berries
Blue cheese, cubed Cheddar, feta, goat cheese, mozzarella pearls, ricotta, shaved Parmesan
SLICED OR DICED FRUIT
Apple, avocado, blueberries, dried cherries, grapes, mango, orange or grapefruit segments, peaches, raisins, strawberries, tomato
SLICED OR DICED VEGGIES
Asparagus, basil, beets, bell pepper, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumber, jalapeño, kale, mushrooms, olives, onion, peas, potato or sweet potato, radish, spinach, squash, zucchini
Bacon, black beans, chickpeas, cubed ham or salami, hard-boiled eggs, lentils, pepperoni, shredded chicken, shrimp, sliced steak, tofu
NUTS & SEEDS
Almonds, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower kernels, walnuts
Mix equal parts oil and acid (vinegar and/or juice), then stir in salt, pepper and additional seasonings to taste.
All-Purpose Citrus: light olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon juice and zest, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, chopped parsley, honey (if desired)
Orange Sesame: sesame oil, orange juice, soy sauce, honey, minced or ground ginger, wasabi (if desired)
Sweet Caprese: extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, minced garlic, chopped basil
Spicy Cilantro: avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, hot sauce, chopped cilantro
Thai Peanut: peanut oil, rice vinegar, honey, brown sugar, garam masala, chopped mint (if desired)