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Last updated July 19, 2023

Healthy Picnic and Potluck Recipes for a Crowd

Are you searching for a delicious but still healthy picnic and potluck recipes?

I’ve got you covered with the best recipes to eat with family and friends while still keeping that sugar at an all-time low.

Summer is a time of relaxing and gathering, playing with your kids, and enjoying yummy food. 

When your schedule fills up with birthdays, picnics, and events you will need some go-to recipes.

Sometimes it can be hard to find healthy picnic and potluck recipes so you can stick to your meal plan. 

I used to long for someone to bring a gluten-free item for me to eat so I could have more choices.

I’m excited to give you a head start this summer on some of the best foods for your next gathering. 

Healthy Picnic and Potluck Recipes for a Crowd

Easy Chicken Salad with Grapes – You could bring this recipe with or without bread for those wanting to keep things low carb. This chicken salad has fresh simple ingredients and can be made ahead.

Israeli Salad – Talk about fresh! I could eat this simple salad all day because it’s packed with flavor. You could easily make this ahead and take it to your gathering the next day. 

Summer Chickpea Salad – This recipe doesn’t require cooking at all. Bright herbs and oils make this chickpea salad a perfect picnic choice that can be made 24 hours in advance. 

Simple Black-Eyed Pea Salad – Simple to pull together and very flexible, this recipe will be a crowd pleaser. 

Watermelon Feta Salad – This recipe may just be the perfect summer picnic recipe with a combo of salty and sweet with just 3 ingredients!

Easy Greek Pasta Salad – This recipe can easily be made with gluten-free pasta noodles and is perfect for your summer BBQ. 

Arugula Caprese Salad – Are you looking for a way to use up those summer tomatoes? This recipe is full of rich flavor and summer ingredients. 

Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad – This salad can be made with rotisserie chicken, so it can come together in minutes and also be served with lettuce or baguettes. 

Coronation Chicken Salad – This is not your usual boring chicken salad. It’s bursting with flavor combinations and will be the talk of the picnic. 

Arugula Salad with Artichoke, Olive, & Sundried Tomato – This greek salad is low-carb, keto and gluten-free so it will meet the needs of all your picnic guests. 

Easy Indoor Grill Chicken Kabobs – Grab and go chicken kabobs are perfect for a family picnic. They are easy to eat outside because they don’t require silverware. 

Fruity Watermelon Salad for Summer – This recipe is bright and fresh with tons of summer flavor with bites of mint.

Low Carb Cauliflower “Potato” Salad – This creamy salad is coated with a rich cashew sauce for those sensitive to eggs. In addition, it is autoimmune paleo friendly. 

Zucchini Noodle “Pasta” Salad – This is the perfect no-grain pasta salad sure to please all of your keto friends and family. 

Sunny Picnic Quiches – Looking for a grab and go food? These little quiches are easy to just pick right up and eat. Perfect for small kids who have lots of playing to do. 

Zesty Fruit Salad with Coconut Milk and Basil – If you are looking for something different to bring to your next gathering, this fruit salad will get people’s attention. This dish definitely has an island feel to it.

Zucchini Tomato Basil Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette – This recipe is a smart way to use up summer produce. It has bright fresh flavors sure to please any crowd. 

Healthy Fruit Dip – You can’t go wrong with fruit at a picnic, especially one that only has 3 ingredients. 

Broccoli Raisin Salad – Roasted broccoli, almonds, and raisins tossed with a tasty dressing make a great side dish for any picnic. 

Keto Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bites – These tasty desserts are the perfect end to your summer picnic food. They are made with a grain-free crust and are no sugar added. 

If you have tried any of these healthy picnic and potluck recipes let us know in the comments how you liked it. 

Maybe you are in a hurry and need to use your Instant Pot?

Here are some Low-Carb Instant Pot Meals for those busy weeknights. 

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  1. Loving all these healthy summery dishes, perfect now the weather has warmed up! Thanks for including my quiches.