Best Low Calorie Picnic and 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 quiche

Lo-Dough - THE 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. 

Low carb sausage roll

Tear-and-share Sausage Rolls

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! 

Full recipe: Tear and Share Sausage Rolls 

Low carb jalapeno poppers

Jalapeno Poppers

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.

Full Recipe: Jalapeno PoppersLow carb quiche lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

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%. 

Full Recipe: Quiche Lorraine

Low calorie pizza rolls

Low Cal Veggie Pizza Rolls (Stromboli)

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.

Full Recipe: Low Cal Veggie Pizza Rolls (Stromboli)

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low carb hot wings

Southern Style Hot Wings

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.

Full Recipe: Southern Style Hot Wings

Low carb onion rings

Low Carb Onion Rings 

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. 

Full Recipe: Low Carb Onion Rings 

Low carb breaded brie

Keto Breaded Brie Bites

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.

Full Recipe: Keto Breaded Brie Bites

vegetarian quiche

Green Vegetables Quiche (180 calories)

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. 

Full recipe: Green Vegetables Quiche

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Low carb crackers

54 Calorie Cracker Bread

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.  

Full Recipe: 54 Calorie Cracker Bread

Low carb sausage rolls

Chorizo Sausage Rolls

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. 

Full Recipe: Chorizo Sausage Rolls

low carb salt and pepper prawns

Salt and Pepper Breaded Prawns

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! 

Full Recipe: Salt and Pepper Breaded Prawns

Low carb nachos

Low Carb Nachos

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! 

Full Recipe: Low Carb Nachos

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Low carb courgette fritters

Courgette Fritters

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. 

Full Recipe: Courgette Fritters

Keto halloumi fries

Keto Halloumi Fries (4g carbs)

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.

Full Recipe: Keto Halloumi Fries

Low carb crackers

Poppy Seed Cracker Bread

By rolling out your Lo-Dough base as thin as possible and adding poppy seeds, herbs and onion salt, you can create a tastyfillingfibre-rich cracker bread for a crazy 47 calories and 9g fibre for the lot. 

Full Recipe: Poppy Seed Cracker Bread

Low carb cupcakes

Low Carb Orange Cream Cupcakes

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! 

Full Recipe: Low Carb Orange Cream Cupcakes

Low carb brownies

Low Calorie Peanut Butter Brownies

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. 

Full Recipe: Low Calorie Peanut Butter Brownies