picnic in the park | telula

Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Telula. All text and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that help make Styled by Skylar possible!

Having a picnic in San Francisco is sometimes a very comical thing. It’s rarely warm, almost always windy, and chances are you’ll need a jacket. But it’s also one of my favorite ways to spend time outside.

San Francisco is home to more than 220 parks & open spaces, which means there’s an abundance of places to set up your picnic. But my favorite is Alamo Square, the park that overlooks the Painted Ladies that’s featured in the opening credits of Full House. I like to pretend that I’m having a picnic with Uncle Jesse while I’m there because a girl can dream, right?

Anyway, Alamo Square recently reopened (it was closed for renovations pretty much since I moved here last August), so when I have some free time, I grab my blanket and some snacks and head on over to the park. Lucky for me, it’s just a few blocks away from my apartment, albeit a very steep few blocks.

Alamo Square is the perfect place to people watch, say hi to an abundance of cute dogs, and spend an afternoon with good friends and good food. My picnics have gotten a serious upgrade thanks to a vintage picnic basket from Chairish (which came with dishes & silverware!) and an incredibly soft and hand-woven turkish blanket from Boho Linen that I found on Etsy and have been taking everywhere with me.

So a few weeks ago I invited Jess and Sam to join me for a dinner picnic. And although it was so cold and windy we had a hard time keeping things from falling over, we had a wonderful time! It was so nice to be eating outside and to change up my weeknight routine.

And if I do say so myself, the menu I put together was delicious, perfect for transporting, and easily made ahead of time. We had a few salads, some fresh fruit, homemade cookies, and green juice cocktails made with Telula! Scroll down for all of the recipes!

But first, let’s talk about Telula juices. These fruit and vegetable juices are shelf-stable, organic, cold-pressed, non-gmo and affordable! They’re incredibly delicious and are so convenient for getting those nutrients in on the go! Cold-pressing the beneficial nutrients and enzymes in the fruits and vegetables remain intact.

The juices come in 10 different varieties, including four chia blends, and contain no added sugars (except for the Spicy Lemon flavor which has just a hint of organic honey). Because they’re shelf stable you don’t have to store them in the fridge until they’re opened, which is great for those who have limited fridge space like I do! You can find Telula in the juice aisle in a store near you.

Menu

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Melon with Prosciutto and Mozzarella

Green Zing Lemon Cocktail

Broma Bakery’s Copycat Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipes

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

  • Cooked Quinoa
  • Sweet Potato cubes
  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Portobello Mushrooms
  • Red Onion
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • olive oil

Directions

  1. Roast sweet potatoes at 400 degrees F for 30-40 minutes, or until soft. Let cool.
  2. Sauté zucchini, mushrooms, onion and brussels sprouts in avocado oil over medium heat until fully cooked.
  3. Place all ingredients into a medium bowl and mix until well combined.
  4. Add olive, salt, pepper and any additional seasoning to taste.
  5. Store in an airtight container or glass jar.

Melon with Prosciutto and Mozzarella

Ingredients

  • Fresh mozzarella balls
  • Cantaloupe cut into cubes
  • Prosciutto (I used LaQuercia Speck)
  • Arugula
  • Olive Oil

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and add just a pinch of salt & pepper.
  3. Store in an airtight container or glass jar.

Green Zing Lemon Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. lemon vodka (I like Deep Eddy brand)
  • 12 oz. Telula Green Zing juice
  • ice cubes

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar, stir and enjoy!
  2. Pro tip: bring ice cubes in mason jars with the lids on for easy transportation!

Shop this Post

Let’s Get Social!

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bloglovin | Shop

Photos by Ann Nguyen