Picnic in the Park: Family-Friendly Snack Recipes


Picnics are always fun to have on the weekends, especially during the Summer. Usually my family and I tend to head to a splash pad, the beach, or just hang out in the backyard. I know that when we think of snacks to grab to have a picnic, the first thing we tend to grab are potato chips or baby carrots and dip. In an effort to be more creative, I have learned that there are many different ways to make some really delicious picnic food! Bonus? They only take 5 minutes or less!

Below are two of my all-time favorite picnic in the park recipes for my kids:

Strawberry-Orange-Veggie Cheese Kabobs (Makes 4 Kabobs)

 

Ingredients:

-1 Cup of Strawberries

-1 Orange

-1 Slice of Veggie Cheese

-4 Straws

Directions: Slice the strawberries (I usually slice my strawberries in 4, since I have a 2 yr old and a 5 yr old.  However you can keep them whole for older children.) Grab a strawberry, an orange slice, and a piece of cheese and slide onto the straw. Repeat this step until your straw is full, I usually let my kids make the Kabobs. It is always a fun time, and they feel super proud that they helped me create a fun and delicious snack!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Graham Cracker Sandwiches (Makes 4 Sandwiches)

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup of Blueberries

-1/3 cup of Cream Cheese

-8 Graham Crackers

Directions: In a bowl mix your Blueberries and Cream cheese. Next, grab the mix and spread it on one of the graham crackers. Then, place the other graham cracker on top to make a sandwich. I like to let the kids do the mixing and the spreading! I recommend putting these in a small storage container for on the go because they can get a bit messy.

About the Author:

Niccole Mucci is married to her husband Domenick they have been married 9 years, and  have two very active boys Geovanni and Sebastian. Geovanni is 5 Years old and Sebastian is 2 years old, Niccole started blogging in order to connect with other families. If you want to follow Niccole and her you can at www.thecreativesahm.com