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Love is in the air! Our top recipes for the perfect Valentines Day picnic

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Love is in the air! Our top recipes for the perfect Valentines Day picnic

Looking to show that special someone how much they mean to you this Valentines Day? Maybe you’ve been meaning to take your bestie out for the day to show them how much you care, or perhaps you’re finally ready to take that Tinder date out for the first time.

After the many curveballs we’ve been served throughout the last year, a nice romantic (or friendly) gesture is certainly overdue. So whatever your status may be, we’ve put together an easy, affordable picnic that is sure to impress your date and your taste buds!


Well it isn’t officially a picnic without a dip or two, now is it! Why not try our basil and yoghurt dip with some veggie chips or crackers. If basil and yoghurt isn’t your thing, we have a range of dips in our Healthy, Easy Recipes section that are sure to tickle your fancy.

And let’s not forget the crowd favourite - home made popcorn. Not only is it easy to make, it’s also super affordable and tastes delicious.


When it comes to lunch (and looovvvee), some would say it’s always good to keep your options open.

So with that in mind, we’ve picked a few options for you to choose from that are perfect for a warm Summer’s day.


Now for the best part - dessert. End the day with some yummy sweets treats, all for under $2 per person. And, if you’ve made a bit extra they also double as a delicious healthy snack.


Don’t leave your date feeling parched! Why not try some of our mocktail recipes to stay happy and hydrated.

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