Best Picnic Finger Food Ideas
Low Calorie Nibbles For All Occasions
As the weather improves and temperatures are steadily creeping up (hope that doesn't jinx it!), the time for outdoor eating and picnics is here. UK Picnic Week is just around the corner and we've got all of the healthy goodies and snack inspiration you need. Everything from sausage rolls to quiche to cupcakes, we’ve got the perfect light bites to enjoy when you’re out and about. However, unlike shop-bought alternatives, you can enjoy all of that indulgence while still keeping the calories, carbs and sugar to a minimum down. Below you can find 14 of our favourite low calorie snacks and finger food ideas for your picnic blanket.
Low Carb Bread and Pastry Alternative
Snacking season is fully underway and, if you’re anything like us, you’re reaching for the delicious carb-heavy goodies. And there’s nothing wrong with this. But, if you want to cut the carbs and still enjoy these treats, Lo-Dough is the perfect ingredient for healthy, low-calorie snacks. Per base it contains just 39 calories and a little over 2g carbs. Got more of a sweet tooth? Not to worry. With our pre-prepared brownie mix, you only need to add water and bake and you get 9 chocolatey brownies for just 4.1g carbs and 65 calories each.
Everything you love about sausage rolls, packaged up in a perfect, snack-sized bite. We have said tear-and-share but will be impressed if you do!
Check out our super simple recipe for low-calorie cheese-stuffed peppers coated in our Southern Style Coating. Ours are baked in a hot oven in around 10 minutes and will be crispy and delicious without being greasy or fatty.
You can’t have a picnic without a quiche, right? Our take on the classic Quiche Lorraine swaps out the calorific pastry for a 39 calorie Lo-Dough base. This not only helps reduce the calories and fat but also reduces carbs by up to 90%.
The beauty of making it with Lo-Dough is you really don't have to compromise on flavour. We have gone with a low-fat mozzarella here to make it suitable for slimmers, but if you fancy something a little richer, you can enjoy full fat cheese and still expect to slash the calories of a standard pizza.
Our take on the hot wing is a thing of beauty. Marinated wings, baked until tender, then coated in more hot sauce, breaded and baked until crispy. These wings are perfect low carb finger food, and thanks to the baking method, they are low calories.
Onion rings aren’t your classic healthy snack as they are usually deep-fried in oil and come with calorific coating. These are very different. By making yours with our Southern style coating, you can keep all the delicious flavour of this classic side while reducing the carbs and getting a healthy fibre kick.
In our eyes, hot cheese is always a good idea. We’ve taken it up a level and made it even more delicious with a crunchy, low carb breaded coating.
If you wanna delicious recipe that helps you get plenty of greens in, this vegetarian quiche might just be the dish you are looking for.
This cracker bread takes a matter of minutes in the microwave and helps provide you with ⅓ of your recommended daily fibre. serve with some low sugar salsa, hummus, or another dip of your choosing for the perfect savoury snack.
Our chorizo sausage rolls are to die for! The slightly spicy, smoky, garlicky sausage lends an amazing savoury punch to the proceedings. As ever with Lo-Dough, the calories and carbs are low but the flavour is sky high.
Unlike other coatings, our Southern style coating is gluten free, low carb and works perfect with your meat, seafood, veg, or cheese of choice. Try these with some low sugar sweet chilli sauce and you won’t be disappointed!
Having an alfresco fakeaway or games night? These nachos are the perfect centrepiece. Simply slice up your Lo-Dough base into triangles, oil, season, bake, and you’re left with awesome low carb and low calorie nachos. We topped ours with veggie chilli, sour cream and plenty of cheese!
Lo-Dough fritters make for a super-light, low-calorie, low-carb, high-fibre meal. Cheesy, garlicky slightly spicy and with the fresh taste of the courgette and herbs (feel free to pick your favourites), they are a vegetarian delight that can be enjoyed both hot and cold.
These incredible halloumi fries are a crispy-coated delight, made for dipping, sharing and out and out enjoying. Ready in under 30 minutes, they are so easy to make as well. We've baked them in the hottest possible oven and served ours with a yoghurt and harissa dip.
By rolling out your Lo-Dough base as thin as possible and adding poppy seeds, herbs and onion salt, you can create a tasty, filling, fibre-rich cracker bread for a crazy 47 calories and 9g fibre for the lot.
This cupcakes couldn't be easier to make. With our just-add-water brownie mix, low carb cupcakes and brownies become a delicious reality - and take no time at all!
If you’re looking for different ways to customise your brownie mix, a delicious layer of peanut butter in the middle could be the sweet surprise you’re after. We used a low-calorie peanut butter powder mixed with water, helping to keep these under 90 calories each.
Want To Try For Yourself?
Our Lo-Dough bases are sold in pouches of 2 from just £3.25. Fancy a fakeaway or maybe something a little sweeter? Lo-Dough Miracle Cake Bars are a perfect low sugar snack to push you through the afternoon slump. Alternatively, our brownie mix makes 9 delicious brownies, each just 65 calories and 4.1g carbs. Love fried chicken? Our Southern Style Coating makes the perfect non-greasy breaded coating for your meat, cheese and veg. To try it for yourself, simply click the shop here button below to discover the full Lo-Dough collection.