The Best Picnic Snacks: The Top 3 Ways to Include Walnuts in Your Next Picnic

At Unbound Snacks, we are SO excited for summer – warm weather, pool parties, and barbecues are finally here! As we often say, life should be lived unbound, and summer is the perfect time of year to let loose. One way we plan on taking full advantage of this summer is by eating outside as this is the best time to pack some snacks, throw down a blanket, and enjoy a picnic in the shade.

But what’s missing from most picnic baskets? Walnuts, that’s what! These little nuts are the perfect companion for anyone who loves to get out and feast. But can walnuts really enhance your picnicking pleasure? Can they really steal the limelight from classic picnic superstars like deviled eggs, watermelon, and pasta salad? Believe it or nut – yes! We geniuses at Unbound Snacks are here to teach you the top three ways to include walnuts in your next picnic.

1. Lettuce Celebrate Walnuts with Salads

We all know that a staple of every picnic is a fresh salad, but isn’t a salad by itself a little boring? We think your next picnic salad should be spiced up — Unbound style! Snacking on flavors like Chili Lime and Sea Salt & Pepper is a great way to add some kick to a crunchy salad with balsamic, while others, like Cinnamon and Butter Toffee, can balance the tang of a lemon vinaigrette dressing. We know your tastebuds are patiently (or impatiently) waiting to eat something that tastes like summer, so let’s make those salads un-boring!

2. Board of Basic Charcuterie? Go Unbound!

Another popular picnic inclusion is a charcuterie board. Who doesn’t love cheese, crackers, sliced meats, and nuts, all in one place?! As the expert on nuts, we highly recommend swapping out your status quo nuts with Unbound Snacks. Our walnuts are boldly flavored, unmistakably healthy, and fun loving! We’re here to ensure your picnic’s charcuterie board will be unforgettable.

3. Keep the Sweet Out of the Heat

While many like to end their picnics with cookies or brownies, we say skip the super sweets and opt for a delicious walnut-and-cheese pairing instead for a craveable taste that will leave your tastebuds wanting more! And let’s be real – a high amount of sugar in the hot summer sun is a perfect recipe for an afternoon crash. Why not mix and match some Unbound Walnuts with your favorite cheeses instead? Pepper Jack and Butter Toffee? Cheddar with Sea Salt & Pepper? Bleu cheese with Chili Lime? Now you’re thinking Unbound!

There is no better time than now to prepare your tastebuds for all the summer picnic fun. Whether you’re on a blanket in the park or catching some rays by the pool, walnuts should be your go-to snack this summer. So, enjoy the sun (or the shade), wear sunscreen, and don’t forget to pack some Unbound Snacks for your next picnic.