Looking to get outdoors with the kids? With a picnic, you’re guaranteed to spend some great quality time together as a family – once you’ve chosen a beautiful setting, all you need to bring is a blanket and some food and drink!
The most important aspect of a picnic is of course the food, and if you’ve got fussy eaters, sometimes it’s difficult to pack enough to keep everyone happy. We’ve found these fantastic ideas for picnic snacks that are sure to be eaten up in no time!
Sandwiches are the backbone of any picnic, but they needn’t be boring – there are plenty of ideas out there to make your sandwiches fun.
Teddy bear sandwiches – These cute sandwiches are ideal for a teddy bear’s picnic. Use a sandwich or cookie cutter for the shape and decorate for a teddy bear treat the kids will love.
Sandwich kebabs – Ever tried a sandwich on a stick? Cut up your favourite sandwich ingredients before adding to skewers for a fun twist on the classic snack.
Sushi sandwiches – Turn the humble tuna and cucumber sandwich into something much more exciting with these fun sushi-style rolled up sandwiches.
Snacks To Scoff
The best picnics are packed with tasty nibbles to tantalise the taste buds, and there are plenty that you can make that are suitable for little fingers.
Cheesy puff pastry stars – Kids won’t be able to resist these fun-shaped pastries, and you’ll need just three ingredients to make them!
Broccoli and courgette frittata fingers – These frittata fingers are packed with veggies and protein, and they’re super soft, making them perfect for very young children to eat.
Savoury carrot flapjacks – A healthy twist on the classic flapjack, with carrots, nuts, seeds, cheese and herbs.
Every picnic needs something sweet! Be sure to pack a mixture of both healthy and more indulgent sweet treats. Here are a few simple-to-make ideas for sweet and tasty snacks:
Watermelon strips – This simple yet genius way of cutting a watermelon means kids can enjoy this healthy snack without the mess.
Monster apple faces – A great recipe to get the kids involved in as well – they’ll love making their own monsters! Cut a slice out of an apple to create the mouth, line it with chocolate spread, Nutella or peanut butter, and decorate your apples to create some monsters any way you choose.
Rocky road – Definitely on the more indulgent side, it’s hard to go wrong with rocky road, as it’s simple to throw together and the ingredients can easily be changed. This recipe contains cherries, biscuits and marshmallows.
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