Nothing says summer like channeling your inner red-riding hood, packing a basket, and heading to a local park for a picnic! Sharing meals is an easy way to spend family time together, and a change of scenery only adds another fun element! If you are wondering what to pack for your next family picnic, individual portions and finger foods are the name of the game. It’s time to pull out your red and white checkered blankets and hit the fields with some of these healthy and easy summer picnic snacks.
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This perfect combination of fresh fruit and a little bit of protein is such a great summer picnic snack. Buy some skewers, cut up bite-sized cheese cubes, and take your choice of fruit (grapes, strawberries, blueberries, etc.) for this super easy snack. Kids love eating anything off of a stick, and they’ll have fun making them, too!
There is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than a big slice of juicy watermelon. Guise this already sweet fruit as a dessert by cutting slices, putting them on popsicle sticks, and freezing them overnight! These “popsicles” are so simple and fun!
Deviled eggs are filling and tasty finger foods, but traditional recipes can be pretty high in fat and calories. Try using creamy and cool Greek yogurt and a dash of Asian chili sauce for a tasty twist on this classic snack!
Your child’s favorite food… reimagined! Every picnic benefits from some sort of salad, why not disguise it with a yummy comfort food? Buy cute, disposable cups to dispense creamy spoonfuls to your kids.
Beat cream cheese with a mixer and stir in grated apple. Refrigerate until firm, roll into balls, and roll the creamy ball in grated cheese until completely coated. These unexpected bites are high in calcium and sure to please cheese lovers of all ages! These make the perfect summer picnic snack!Pull out your red and white checkered blankets & check out these easy picnic snacks Click To Tweet
The quintessential summer picnic snack. Cut celery stalks, run peanut butter down the center, and top with raisin “ants”! Take it to the next level by trading raisins for blueberries or grapes.
Another stick-based snack, pizza kabobs are a fun and protein-packed spin on America’s favorite food! Have your children help assemble these by adorning skewers with folded pepperoni, mini pita bread slices, and thick pieces of mozzarella! Get creative by adding other favorite toppings such as olives, bell peppers, or mushrooms.
When looking for summer picnic snacks, look no further. Dress up plain Greek yogurt with colorful fruit in handy single servings. Alternate layers of yogurt and your child’s favorite fruit – blueberries, kiwi, strawberries, you name it! Use clear cups to show off your full rainbow masterpieces.
Take your cuties to the next level! The chocolate satisfies your child’s sweet tooth, but the clementines ensure that they still get their daily dose of Vitamin C. These make a perfect little dessert!
What foods do you like to prepare for picnics? Share in the comment section!
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