Quick picnic recipes for kids
Sunshine & snacking fun for all
Whether you’re visiting your favourite local park or just venturing out to your backyard for a fun day in the sun, packing easy picnic snacks is a great way to make sure you avoid the mid-afternoon slump. You don’t have to spend a ton of time prepping snacks for them to be delicious—sometimes, simple is best! With Life’s Simple Ingredient, there are plenty of recipes you can put together in no time to keep your kids (and you!) going throughout the day. Check out our favourite quick picnic recipes below.
This recipe really does come together in only minutes and is totally customizable to your littles’ liking! You can stick with just rolling up some banana and peanut butter into a white or whole wheat tortilla or try different additions like mini chocolate chips or honey. Need to make it nut-free? Try using sunflower seed butter in place of the peanut butter. You can even make your own tortillas in under an hour using this recipe for Simple Flour Tortillas by the DIY Mommy. Make them ahead for the week and you’ll be wrapping up homemade peanut butter and banana sushi in no time!
Muffins in 25 minutes? Sign us up. These one-bowl mini blueberry muffins are quick to make and easily packable or freezable for future adventures. With only a few ingredients and dishes needed, this recipe makes a great option for getting your kids involved in the process. We have tips for kids in the kitchen available on our blog, so make sure to check those out before getting the little ones baking! Mini blueberry muffins are a perfect two-bite sweet treat to bring to your picnic—a great option for you and the kids.
Ahh, the classic egg salad sandwich. It’s filling, easy to pack and perfect for picnics close to home or packed up in a cooler for day-long trips. You can switch up what holds the sandwich together to suit your kids’ preferences—try making a multigrain bread if they’re partial to grains and seeds, this herbed focaccia bread for those who like a flavour-packed sandwich or a good old simple seven ingredient sandwich bread that’ll be sure to please everyone. Of course, using store-bought loaves, wraps, buns or bagels is a fantastic choice to save time and still get in a satiating, nutritious picnic meal.
Need more picnic inspiration? We have loads of snack recipes on our website for you to choose from with timing included, so you can choose the recipes that fit into your day. Happy picnicking!