By Lena Pressesky

 

One of my favorite things to do in spring is picnicking. I've taken sandwiches everywhere from scenic mountain tops to riversides to local parks, and now that the sun is here to stay for a while, I'm constantly looking for new sandwich recipes, especially ones that will survive a car ride or a short hike.

Picnicking is a great date option, a fun way to take a group outing with friends or co-workers, or just a nice way to spend a free day alone. The following recipes provide delicious sandwiches that are easily wrapped and portable, so that fresh outdoor eating is as enjoyable as possible. And since I'm seriously into avocado (not only is it packed with nutrients and flavor, but it is surprisingly resilient and has proven itself to hold up well in my day-pack) I've included plenty of this as well.

Whether you're taking a romantic date to the countryside or simply going for a solo day hike, make sure to bring along lunch that will impress. These sandwich recipes are easily made at home and include tons of meat and veggie power to help you battle the elements, be they steep hills or awkward date conversation. As for me, I mostly stick to relaxing in the sun, but of course you need fuel for that.

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