What We Love Right Now September 12, 2012: Picnics in the Park

September 12, 2012 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk

basketSummer is ending and cooler weather is on the way! It’s a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors. Almost all kids I know love visits to the park and great way to enjoy your outdoor time while there is with a picnic. You don’t have to do anything too elaborate, but sometimes it’s hard to keep it healthy and simple.

For Vegetarians…

Pack your basket full of fixing for veggie sandwiches. You’ll need whole wheat bread (or pita bread), some of your favorite veggies-thinly sliced, and a spread (think bean dip or hummus). Your kids can stack and make their own sandwiches! Fresh fruits are always easy to pack (think about making fruit kebabs)  and so are some whole grain crackers. For dessert think grains as well: oatmeal cookies, brownies made with whole grain flour, etc.

For Meat-Lovers…

My kids get so tired of sandwiches. I think it must be all the bread. They’d much rather have their meat rolled up with cheese. Again, easy to pack in your picnic basket in a small cooler on ice. For extras consider baked beans or trail mix.

If you don’t have time for a weekend or daytime picnic you could always swing by after school and pack a quick snack for everyone to enjoy!

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