$5 Friday — Outdoor Picnic Snack for Five Bucks

This Memorial Day weekend, I’m sure there will be lots of picnics and barbecues. For $5 Friday, I took the girls with me for a special trip to the grocery store to see how far we could stretch our $5 for an outdoor picnic snack! 

Here’s what we purchased for less than $5:
1 lb. organic carrots = $0.99
1/3 lb. red seedless grapes = $0.66
1 bag white cheddar popcorn = $0.50
1 bag soy nuts = $1.49
1 box pasta salad mix = $1.00
1 pitcher ice water = free
Total spent = $4.64!!
I made the dip for the carrots by stretching the ranch seasoning packet from the pasta salad mix with a little more mayo and added some milk to make it a little more creamy. It worked well!

Happy Frugal Picnicking!


  1. MaryAnne says

    Emily looks so pleased with her picnic, what a fun $5 Friday idea!

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  3. sunnymama says

    Sounds a delicious picnic snack!

  4. Val in the Rose Garden says

    YUM! We did an impromptu picnic today too. All Cyan made. It was good too.


  5. @ TwoHeartsTogether — Thank you so much for the award! That is so sweet of you! 🙂

  6. I like the little tray. I’ve seen those at Target but I’ve never known what I’d do with one – looks like fun for a picnic.

  7. @ Michie — We have a few of those trays, and we use them all the time for snacks. They hold up well in the dishwasher too!