The Perfect Picnic Essentials with Way Better Snacks

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Way Better Snacks and Crystalin Marie

The Perfect Picnic Essentials with Way Better Snacks

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Picnic cheese board

Crystalin Marie review of Way Better Snacks chips

Summer picnics are one of my absolute favorite things to do. If they happen to be at a winery, it’s an added bonus. There’s something about sitting outside around nature with a bottle of wine and all your favorite snacks that just does it for me. On top of being relaxing and peaceful, the people watching is always fantastic. I recently teamed up with Way Better Snacks to discuss my perfect picnic essentials. I’ve been spoiled ever since moving to Portland because I’ve been picnicking a lot with my aunt, who happens to be a big foodie. She brings out the works for us and it’s not only delicious, but beautiful. In general though, I tend to always bring something sweet, crunchy, salty, and fresh. Nothing beats fresh fruit and veggies on a hot summer day. Bread dipped in olive oil and salt or paired with cheese and olives is also great to have with wine. I also love having no-fuss healthy snacks around like salted almonds or Way Better Snack chips. Ever since trying Way Better Snacks, I’ve been addicted (see this post here). They taste amazing and they’re guilt-free. The whole family is addicted to the Sriracha (oops). Friends, snacks, corn-hole, and the perfect spot in the shade, talk about the perfect summer picnic!

M O R E  P E R F E C T  P I C N I C  E S S E N T I A L S

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Crackers
  • Bread
  • Sparkling water
  • Wine
  • Nuts
  • Way Better Snack chips
  • Cookies or macaroons (something sweet)
  • Wine opener
  • Picnic basket
  • Blanket
  • Magazine
  • Hat
  • Cheese board (great for setting your drinks on too!)

Learn more about Way Better Snacks here and find out where you can pick up a bag for yourself (I buy mine at Whole Foods)!  

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Created in collaboration with Way Better Snacks



  1. August 24, 2016 / 7:40 am

    So cute! I’d love to have a pretty little picnic outside, but summers in Texas are way too hot! haha maybe in the fall?

    XO, Maci

  2. August 24, 2016 / 8:15 am

    Your picnics always look so nice! It’s WAY too hot in NYC to do something like this but seems so fun!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  3. September 10, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    I know, I’m kind of a picnic winery fanatic myself. I would be spending all my days in Willamette Valley drinking their Pinot Noir. Especially with that awesome little spread you had. :)


    • Crystalin
      September 12, 2016 / 8:22 am

      I feel the same way :)

  4. Anne
    September 15, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Hello! Are those shoes comfortable? I have been eyeing them for months and keep seeing you posting them!

    • Crystalin
      September 19, 2016 / 5:10 pm

      They run slightly big on me, so I think they could be a little more comfortable if they fit better. Still trying to wear them in too. But, all the M.Gemi shoes I’ve purchased have been super comfortable.

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