Goat Cheese Walnut Berry Bites

Plan the Perfect Picnic this year for Earth Day with easy Goat Cheese Walnut Berry Bites.

Goat Cheese Walnut Berry Bites

Planning the perfect picnic does not have to be difficult if you stick with low-maintenance dishes with few ingredients. Plus low-maintenance often means earth-friendly.  Earth Day is just a week away; how about celebrating this year with a picnic!

The Nature Conservancy hosts an annual celebration for Earth Day each year. Picnic for the Planet is a growing endeavor with 61 countries represented last year alone. It’s a strong reminder that we rely so heavily on the Earth for resources, it’s important to give back.

You can be a part of Picnic for the Planet by attending or hosting a picnic on April 22nd. Click here to find out more.

Picnic

Here are some ideas to make your picnic a little GREENER:

  • Use thermoses instead of individually bottled beverages.
  • Pack reusable plates, utensils and cloth napkins from home–classy and earth-friendly.
  • Serve foods that are seasonal, sustainable, and/or raw. Less cooking = less energy used.
  • Walk or bike to your picnic location.
  • Recycle or compost any waste.
  • Use natural insect repellent. It’s better for your skin and the environment.

Making Easy Goat Cheese Walnut Berry Bites

Goat Cheese Walnut Berry Bites are a sublime snack to serve at a spring cocktail party or pack for a picnic. Load your basket with English-style biscuits, fresh local berries, toasted walnuts, creamy local goat cheese, honey and a spreading knife. Then let the picnic-ers serve themselves. These are a wonderful compliment to a thermos of your favorite spring beverage.

Other items to add to your picnic basket:

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  1. Jillposted April 16, 2012 at 5:44 am Reply

    I’m being kind for not cursing her for giving us 8 inches of snow last night. ;)

    These bites look delicious and I can’t wait to try them!

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    recycling is one of the things I do to try to help our world
    thanks !

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    I am recycling and composting.

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    I try to reuse containers for anything and everything, even for delivering cookies to our neighbors!

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  17. Katarinaposted April 16, 2012 at 6:43 am Reply

    These look really delicious! Like your pictures!

  18. Veronica @ My Eats & Treatsposted April 16, 2012 at 7:01 am Reply

    What a wonderful recipe and great giveaway! I’m new to this blog, but have been really enjoying reading it! I truly value living an eco-conscious life, and make earth-friendly choices with every opportunity… Over the years, this has encouraged me to follow a mostly plant-based diet, purchase eco skin/body care products that are not tested on animals, walk/bike/run to places that are within a 3mi radius instead of driving, carpool, and minimizing the use of electricity and water at home. But quite honestly, nothing has been as tremendously impacting in my life as the closeness that I’ve come to feel with Earth as a result of becoming aware of animal farming… I love animals and simply cannot make decisions that can ultimately hurt them in any way. Such a perspective, I believe, has made me a kinder, more compassionate, and open-minded person, and I am grateful for that. I still consume some animal products, and that is a recent choice I’ve had to make because of health problems that I was faicing while living a vegan lifestyle. Though veganism may not be best suited for everyone, living a life of awareness and compassion, and making appropriate decisions, is. Happy Earth Day!

    • Sommerposted April 16, 2012 at 7:15 am Reply

      Happy Earth Day to you, Veronica, and thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!

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  29. Jessica | Oh Cakeposted April 16, 2012 at 7:23 am Reply

    Even though we live in the heart of downtown we recycle, return bottles, and plant a few veggies on our tiny patio. Since we live downtown we walk almost everywhere and take public transit. I’m still working on reducing our electricity consumption.

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    I would love to come to your picnic ; ) Looks fantastic Sommer! xoxo

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  45. ASHLEAposted April 16, 2012 at 8:01 am Reply

    This looks so delicious. I make something very similar, but use the honey comb too. It’s really good. I like having some walnuts along with it… and those crackers look like they go perfectly.

    I just started composting last year. I have yet to have any actual dirt, but I’m not the best at remembering to turn it!

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    We recycle, shop local foods, and grow our own vegetable garden…every little bit helps.
    The cracker/cheese/berry bites look wonderful.

  54. Denise @ Creative Kitchenposted April 16, 2012 at 8:31 am Reply

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  70. bake your dayposted April 16, 2012 at 9:36 am Reply

    I would have absolutely no control over these. I love adding sweet pairings with goat cheese. Yum!

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  76. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted April 16, 2012 at 9:55 am Reply

    This sounds awesome. I’m vegetarian and use my own water bottle instead of buying plastic bottles!

  77. Elyse Mposted April 16, 2012 at 10:46 am Reply

    I do not use plastic water bottles but have all re-usable bottles instead! I love turvis for the day and the camelback bottle for the gym. Every little bit helps!

  78. Cynthia Rathundeposted April 16, 2012 at 10:54 am Reply

    I am planning on installing a rain barrel to reuse water for my flowers.

  79. naomiposted April 16, 2012 at 11:19 am Reply

    Great picnic bites for an Earth Day celebration!

  80. Sara P.posted April 16, 2012 at 11:19 am Reply

    I am kind to the earth by eating local, organic food!

  81. Cookin' Canuckposted April 16, 2012 at 11:53 am Reply

    Great ideas to make your picnic a little greener! Those goat cheese berry bites are such a fun way to make a picnic a little bit fancier, without a lot of effort.

  82. Kiri W.posted April 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm Reply

    Lovely pictures! And mmm, goat cheese. Yum!
    I have been celebrating Earth Day since 2007, there’s usually a big event at the Cleveland Zoo. We recycle, we save water where we can, we have a soda maker so we don’t buy plastic bottle after plastic bottle, I buy local produce and am a CSA member and I try to generally be conscious of my actions. Still so much to improve upon, though…

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  88. Jeanetteposted April 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm Reply

    Love your green picnic tips and this simple but elegant appetizer for a picnic.

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  97. ELIZABETH O'NEILposted April 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm Reply

    We try to eat local organicly grown foods-if it’s not local it’s organic/natural. We recycle as best we can. We live 20 miles from the “City” and car pool with other families as often as possible. When we’re in the city we try to get done as much as we need to avoid multiple trips.
    LOVE the picnic ideas. My son begins playing in basketball tournaments this summer. We decided to picnic most of the meals/treats for 2 reasons #1: I know they are eating healthy body nurishing foods-so much better than concession stand eating-yuck!, #2: save $

  98. Sarah Lposted April 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm Reply

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    Gosh I hope I do more to save our precious Earth.

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    We try to be kind to our Earth by how we recylce our scraps. We try to make the most out of everything, but when we can’t, we 1. give the safe veg scraps to our chickens and 2. compost them for our garden. Hardly any food products get thrown away!

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    I lessen my messy outdoor footprint by being VERY sure to clean up after whatever I do outdoors. Nothing says YUCK like finding empty cans and/or paper plates everywhere you go!

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  166. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted April 17, 2012 at 1:42 am Reply

    Love these delicious little bites! Mmm, goat cheese and honey….

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    LOVE these! Perfect for a picnic!

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    I don’t own a car so I walk and take public transportation everywhere. I also recycle and try to use earth friendly cleaning products for my apartment. This would be so great to win as I love picnics! Another way I try to be kind to the Earth, pick up after myself after a picnic! No picnic litter for me =D

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    I am a jar junkie-reusing every jar we bring in the house to label and fill with the bulk items from the market- all my nuts for this yummy recipe can be safely stashed in my cupboard jar!

  179. Catalina @ Cake with Loveposted April 17, 2012 at 11:17 am Reply

    As much as I try to love goat cheese, I just can’t I always detect the goat smell at the end, is that weird? However, I would love to try this with other sort of soft cheese!

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  182. Heleneposted April 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm Reply

    Recycling and compost is very important in my home. I also recycle everything we don’t use anymore like clothes, books, toys, furniture etc to a local charity and that will help family in needs. I also want to plant more trees in my backyard this year. Lovely giveaway. Thanks!

  183. Heatherposted April 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm Reply

    I am doing “buy no new clothes 2012″ to consume less and focus on using what I have.

  184. Alisonposted April 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Vermicomposting. I feed the worms, they feed my garden, and my garden feeds me.

  185. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted April 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm Reply

    Great giveaway!!

    Recycle intelligently. And try not to be wasteful with plastic bags etc.

  186. Terryposted April 18, 2012 at 6:47 am Reply

    Lets see, I recycle and reuse as much as I can. I just say “NO” to plastic water bottles and me and my girl scout troop are very involved in water monitoring, “air potato” round-ups and other recycle projects.

  187. Terryposted April 18, 2012 at 6:47 am Reply

    I Like Nature Org on FB

  188. Terryposted April 18, 2012 at 6:47 am Reply

    I follow you on FB

  189. Connieposted April 18, 2012 at 9:49 am Reply

    Always recycle and start a neighborhood clean up crew!! So love the basket ;o)

  190. NanaScrivposted April 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm Reply

    I follow on Facebook and I love picnics.

  191. NanaScrivposted April 18, 2012 at 1:53 pm Reply

    I signed up to follow Nature.org on FB. I recycle paper and they other recycling program is moving to our little Oklahoma town. Lucky me.

  192. Madiposted April 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm Reply

    I avoid drinking bottled water as much as possible and recycle whatever I can.

  193. Amy @ Gastronome Tartposted April 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm Reply

    These truly are perfect for a picnic! I’m always looking for great ideas for when I go on a picnic or have a BBQ where I am bringing something.

    How I try to be kind to the earth: I keep my thermastat low low low in the Winter and high in the Summer, I recycle everything, I bring my own bags to the grocery store, I fill up my own SS water bottle instead of buying plastics, I also combine all my errands and use cruise control whenever possible too.

  194. Kianiposted April 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm Reply

    I keep a full place setting at work. So, I never need a paper plate or plastic fork with my lunch or snacks.

  195. Sommerposted April 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm Reply

    You guys have AMAZING earth-friendly tips! I’ve gotten several great ideas by reading through the comments.

  196. Michelleposted April 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm Reply

    love your recipes!

  197. Madelineposted April 19, 2012 at 8:51 am Reply

    Hi there, thanks so much for supporting The Nature Conservancy, Sommer! We love your tips for having a greener picnic. And your readers have some awesome ideas of how to live green!
    -Madeline, The Nature Conservancy

  198. Typosted April 19, 2012 at 11:14 am Reply

    Hi Sommer,
    I live within a mile of Greenbelt, Md., named so to keep our earth green. Close to the nations capitol there is a lot of traffic but there are lots of bike trails for bike enthusiasts and our metro system is pretty comprehensive so that helps cut down on traffic and polution. I like to save shopping bags for when I walk the dog in the evenings. I also recycle, and plant lettuce, pepper and tomatoe plants in my back yard. And in the interest of saving resources and the wasteful purchase of cans or bottles, I brew my own beer and grow hops for it also. I also like to cook and just ran across this page today, good stuff! I like what I see.

  199. Valérieposted April 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm Reply

    I try to buy most of my produce locally (the ones I don’t grow myself in my community garden) and to choose the ones that contains less packaging possible.

  200. Shawna Steffenposted April 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm Reply

    I recycle most everything I can that our community recycling center takes. This year, I’m going to build a raised vegetable garden so I can grow some of my own vegetables.

  201. Pamposted April 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm Reply

    I compost and recycle, everything.

  202. Megan Pposted April 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm Reply

    I attempt to reduce, reuse, recycle :)

  203. Jen at The Three Little Pigletsposted April 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm Reply

    This year I decided to invest the extra money on green cleaning supplies – if I’m willing to spend a little more to get organic produce why not spend a little more on the cleaners I use as well!

  204. Kristinposted April 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm Reply

    I really try to recycle anything I can, but since I’ve moved to an area that’s not big on recycling I’ll have to find other ways to be kind to the Earth!

  205. Kristinposted April 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm Reply

    I’m following Nature Conservancy on Twitter!

  206. Kristinposted April 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm Reply

    I’m an email subscriber!!!

  207. Kristinposted April 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm Reply

    I like your page on Facebook!

  208. Theresa Jposted April 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm Reply

    I try to recycle all that I can. I use reusable products

  209. Theresa Jposted April 19, 2012 at 10:05 pm Reply
  210. Kristinposted April 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm Reply

    I’m following you on Twitter!

  211. Kristinposted April 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm Reply

    Just left a tweet about the giveaway!

  212. Theresa Jposted April 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm Reply

    I Follow A Spicy Perspective on Pinterest

  213. Kristinposted April 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm Reply

    I’m following your boards on Pinterest!

  214. Theresa Jposted April 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm Reply

    Follow A Spicy Perspective via RSS feed

  215. BusyWorkingMamaposted April 20, 2012 at 8:44 am Reply

    I compost and grow my own vegetables.

  216. Carolyn Aposted April 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm Reply

    We recycle everything we can, just recently bought re-usable grocery bags (the plastic ones = gigantic pain), and try not to buy bottled water.

  217. MrsGooseposted April 21, 2012 at 6:05 am Reply

    Recycling. Reusable grocery bags and water bottles.

  218. MrsGooseposted April 21, 2012 at 6:11 am Reply

    Following nature.org

  219. MrsGooseposted April 21, 2012 at 6:12 am Reply

    Following a spicy perspective.

  220. MrsGooseposted April 21, 2012 at 6:15 am Reply

    Pinned.

  221. MrsGooseposted April 21, 2012 at 6:17 am Reply

    Shared on FB

  222. Merylposted April 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm Reply

    I recycle whenever I can.

  223. Louisposted April 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm Reply

    I recycle.

  224. Carmenposted April 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm Reply

    We have tried to reduce the amount we put in our trash and recycle what we can.

  225. Carmenposted April 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm Reply

    I follow @SpicyPerspectiv

  226. Carmenposted April 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm Reply
  227. Heather Robertsposted April 28, 2012 at 9:45 am Reply

    These yummy yummy treats are just what I’ve been looking for! I’m ready for a change of cracker! I’m always putting out crackers with fresh mozz. fresh basil from my herb garden drizzled in EVOO and a tad bit of Bal. Vinegar. I will love it forever, BUT I’m crazy about goat cheese and berries, so WAA-LA!!
    Oh, and I don’t owe a car yet here in Nashville, I’m holding out. I do however own a very nice bycycle that I ride allll over the Greenway trail. And when in Chicago, I only walk or take the train. Happy Be-lated Earth Day Sommer!