Packing Vegetarian Picnic Foods for a Great Picnic Lunch

There's no need to worry. It's a lot easier (and cheaper) to feed vegetarians than you may think.

What Type of Vegetarian Picnic Foods Do You Need?

Did you know that there are actually several different types of vegetarians? It's true. Being a vegetarian means different things to different people. For example, some people eat fish, yet still consider themselves to be vegetarian. Others may or may not eat dairy products or eggs. Vegans are the most strict type of vegetarian and will not eat any type of animal product at all. Some even go so far as to not eat certain types of sugar because they are processed with an animal bone.

If you want to please your guest, you should ask them what types of foods they can eat. Most vegetarians are very open about this. They understand that you are trying to make an effort to feed them foods that you will enjoy and can eat, so they will do their best to help you out.

Of course, the next challenge may be to find foods that you will enjoy eating at your picnic as well.

Vegetarian Picnic Foods

Some of the best vegetarian picnic foods are quite similar to the types of picnic foods that a meat-eater would choose.

Sandwiches are always a great choice because they are easy to make and travel well. This could be a good way to accommodate both meat eaters and vegetarians because you could have a selection of different types of sandwiches. Remember that tomatoes will make sliced bread soggy, so you may opt for sandwich rolls if there will be tomatoes.

There are also vegetarian versions of hot dogs and hamburgers. This is another way that you can keep both the carnivores and herbivores happy. Make sure you ask your vegetarian guests if they mind if their food is cooked alongside meat. Many do, so you may want to prepare a separate grill.

Pasta and potato salads are also picnic standbys that can work well for vegetarians. Some vegetarians will not eat mayonnaise, so check before you create a salad using those ingredients.

Finally, fresh fruits can serve as an excellent dessert choice for all of your guests. Everyone could stand to eat healthier foods and fruits are a low calorie and delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Try to create an appealing fruit salad that has a little bit of everything.

Once you know the types of foods that your vegetarian friend likes to eat, you should have no problem finding vegetarian picnic foods to serve at your next picnic.