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Perfect Nutritious Summer Picnic Ideas For Children

Perfect Nutritious Summer Picnic Ideas For Children

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities with your children, and what better way to make lasting memories than by having a picnic? When planning a picnic for your little ones, it's important to choose food options that are not only delicious but also healthy and nutritious.

Here are some fantastic ideas for summer picnic food that your children will love:

1. Veggie Wraps

Veggie wraps are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and fibre. They are a great way to incorporate a variety of vegetables into your child's diet.

How to make them:

  1. Choose whole-grain wraps or tortillas as the base.
  2. Spread a thin layer of hummus or cream cheese on the wrap.
  3. Add a variety of thinly sliced vegetables such as cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, and lettuce.
  4. Roll up the wrap tightly and cut it into bite-sized pieces.

2. Fruit Skewers

Fruit skewers are a fun and refreshing way to enjoy a variety of fruits. They provide natural sugars, antioxidants, and essential nutrients.

How to make them:

  1. Choose a selection of fresh fruits such as strawberries, pineapple, grapes, and melon.
  2. Cut the fruits into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Thread the fruit pieces onto skewers.

3. Peanut butter & strawberry jam sandwich hearts

Peanut butter is a nutrient rich source of protein and healthy fats. Natural fruit jam provides some essential nutrients and antioxidants (opt for no added sugar real fruit jam). Our playful heart cut-out sandwiches combine the sweetness of jam with nut butter to create a delicious treat for your child.

How to make them:

  1. Spread strawberry jam and nut butter one side of bread
  2. Cut hearts out of a few pieces of bread
  3. Place one on top of each sandwich.
  4. Cut crusts off and serve with a glass of milk of choice 

Why not try Leo's family favourite mixed berry jam recipe? Tap here to learn more.

4. Baba West Fruit Bears

Our Baba West Fruit Bears are made from 100% dried fruit and count towards one of your child's vital 5-a-day, making them a perfect picnic snack.

They contain no added sugar or artificial colours and are powered by friendly bacteria, BC30TM, delivering over 1 billion friendly bacteria to help support your child’s gut and immune system. 

Plus, not only are they a source of vitamin C to help keep your child's immune system in top condition, but they are also a source of prebiotic fibre, to keep their gut happy and healthy.

    5. Muy Bueno refined sugar-free brownies

    Free from refined sugar, these brownies from Justine Murphy’s book, The mymuybueno Cookbook are the perfect chocolatey treat for your baba.

    See the full recipe here.

      By incorporating these healthy and nutritious food ideas into your children's summer picnic, you can ensure they have a balanced meal while enjoying the outdoors. Remember to keep the food properly chilled and bring plenty of water to stay hydrated. Happy picnicking!