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International Picnic Day

Create the Ultimate Picnic with Perfectly Packable Meals



With bright sunny days and warm summer nights, it’s no surprise July is National Picnic Month. August may be right around the corner, but that’s no reason to let the outdoor festivities end. Now’s the time to plan your own family (or friends) picnic.

The key to having a successful picnic is to plan ahead! Pack your picnic bag with reusable plastic or metal plates & utensils, a blanket or tablecloth, and some hand wipes for easy cleanup before and after eating. And of course, don’t forget the food and drinks! Libby’s® Canned Fruits and Vegetables can help create a yummy, easy-to-pack meal you can bring to your local park, pool or even your own backyard!

Pack the Chips & Crackers

For a picnic that is anything but boring, try this Sunshine Salsa for a unique (and colorful) twist on classic salsa. Use a can of Libby’s® Peach Slices and a can of Whole Kernel Sweet Corn for an appetizer bursting with flavor. Don’t forget to pack the tortilla chips or flatbread!


Sunshine Salsa

Keep it Fresh

Hot summer days call for light, fresh foods like this Summer Garbanzo Bean Salad. Bonus: By mixing all the ingredients the night before, the dish is ready to pack for your picnic, plus it will be super tangy and delicious after the flavors have marinated all night!

Summer Garbanzo Bean Salad

Portable Protein

Just because your food will be easily packable doesn’t mean they need to skimp on nutrients! Use a can of Libby’s® Mixed Vegetables to prepare and bake these Turkey and Vegetable Empanadas ahead of time for a portable source of protein your family will love. These empanadas can be served cold or at room temperature, making them a perfect handheld picnic snack!

Turkey and Vegetable Empanadas


International Picnic Day is June 18th

The passing of Memorial Day means summer is (unofficially) in full swing and nothing celebrates the best of this warmer season quite like a picnic. The term “picnic” is French is origin, and historians believe this form of casual, al fresco dining became popular in France after the Revolution. French or not, you can partake in this time-honored tradition along with folks from around the world on International Picnic Day on June 18. Here are our favorite Libby’s dishes perfect for the occasion.

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Pay tribute to the creators of the picnic with this French Style Potato Salad. It combines classic flavors of lemon, olive and garlic with the convenience of Libby’s® Sliced White Potatoes and Libby’s® French Style Green Beans for a fresh, hearty picnic side dish. You can also transform it into a simple main dish by tossing in a protein, like canned tuna or garbanzo beans.

Taco Time


Enjoy a customizable, handheld entrée with these Lunchbox Tacos featuring Libby’s® Vegetable Cups alongside salsa, black beans, chicken and your favorite cheese. They’re best prepared directly before eating, so pack up all the ingredients in your picnic basket and then assemble on-site.

Upgraded Pops


Finish your picnic on a sweet, yet healthy note with these Avocado Sweet Pea Frozen Pops. A fresh, creative take on the traditional popsicle, these green gems are a creamy, nutrition-packed treat. Not a fan of avocados? Try the Sweet Corn variety, starring Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn Cups and plain Greek yogurt. Whatever your flavor, just be sure to stash the pops in a cooler with plenty of ice to ensure they’re still frosty come chow time.