‘Happy Meals’ for the Park!

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Forthright's Turkey Sandwich

SPRING IS IN THE AIR! Join us this season on a path to rediscovering our state parks! Nothing like some extra Vitamin D to stir the spirit within. Lunch outdoors doesn’t have to be a production either. Something light and simple with little to no cleanup oughta do the trick. 😉

We’re loving Forthright’s Turkey Sandwich, oven-roasted and sliced thick, with savory homemade bacon jam and whole grain mustard for a delicious duo of a spread. Or, try this version [below] with brie cheese on sourdough, along with fresh baby arugula and fig jam. To assemble, wrap with baker’s twine and you’re off!

Keep scrolling for more recipes for your impromptu picnic in the park…

Turkey, Brie, Arugula & Fig Jam

Although there are MANY impressive parks across Texas to speak of, here’s a familiar few everyone that should experience at least once:

 

Houston

The McGovern Centennial Gardens

The McGovern Centennial Gardens is home to a diverse collection of gardens- arid, rose, woodland and an interactive family garden. You can get a bird’s-eye view of it all by walking the spiral path to the top of a 30-foot mount… 😉

 

Austin

Zilker Park

Zilker Metropolitan Park is widely considered Austin’s most beloved park. Here you’ll find Barton Springs Pool, a natural spring-fed pool with a year-round average temperature of 68 degrees. Sports enthusiasts will dig the sand volleyball courts, plus a nine-hole disc golf course and two multi-use fields. The Zilker Botanical Garden is also a must see!

 

San Antonio

Brackenridge Park

Brackenridge Park is shady and quiet, surrounded by a plethora of trees and wildlife. Feed the ducks along the San Antonio River and revel in the serenity right on the lawn. This is your opportunity to embrace nature and unwind!!

Now back to those seasonal snacks to pack…

 

Strawberry Quinoa Salad Wraps

Quinoa, strawberries, spinach, feta cheese, cilantro and black pepper wrapped up burrito style with a fabulous Maple Tahini Dressing. A quick assembly!

Strawberry Quinoa Salad Wraps

 

Spring Potato Salad

Medley of organic unpeeled potatoes, sliced cucumbers and herbs tossed with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice. Served at room temperature & perfect for the road (no mayo!).

Spring Potato Salad

 

Goat Cheese Provence

Easy goat cheese marinade (spread) with extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs and lemon.

Marinated Goat Cheese

Mason jars may come in handy as well…

 

Zucchini Pasta Salad

Contains spiraled zucchini, shelled edamame, celery, red bell pepper, feta, kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes. With an awesome avocado spinach dressing…

Zucchini Pasta Salad with Avocado Spinach Dressing

 

Asian Noodle Salad

Cook your soba noodles ahead of time and assemble with layered ingredients like red bell pepper, shelled edamame, carrots, green onions and crunchy rice noodles in a spicy peanut dressing.

Asian Noodle Salad

 

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