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4 Perfect Snacks for Picnic Season

It’s Picnic Season!

It is summertime and the perfect time to pack up a picnic and head out to visit a local park, zoo, or even your own backyard. Weather inclement? Stage a picnic inside.

Looking for some kid friendly and nutritious picnic food ideas? Get the kids involved in making their own picnic food.

Try these kid-friendly, nutritious picnic food ideas with your family today!

Cucumber “Sandwich” 

Ingredients:

  • Cucumbers
  • Cheese slices
  • Low sodium deli meats

Directions:

  1. Peel and slice cucumbers
  2. Place a small slice of cheese on top of one cucumber slice
  3. Layer with choice of deli meat(s)
  4. Place a second cucumber slice on top

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Banana Sushi Roll Up

Ingredients:

  • 100% whole wheat flour tortilla, small
  • 1 large banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter, soy butter, sunflower butter or any other nut butter

Directions:

  1. Engage the kids by having them help make their own roll. Have them spread the peanut butter (or other choice) on the tortilla with the back of a spoon.
  2. Place peeled banana at one end of the roll up.
  3. Slice into eight pieces.

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Cracker Stackers

Ingredients:

  • Half-pint, wide-mouth mason jar and lid
  • Empty applesauce container
  • Low sodium deli meat
  • Cheese slices

Directions:

  1. Add meat and cheese into the jar and place crackers in the clean applesauce container. The crackers stay separate and will not get soggy.

Variation:

  • Fill granola in the applesauce cup and yogurt in the mason jar.
  • Mix the granola into the yogurt when ready to eat.

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