25 easy and healthy picnic food ideas to take out and about with the kids this summer!
As the school summer holidays loom here in the U.K., my thoughts have turned to “how on earth am I going to entertain the small person for an entire 6 weeks???”
Cue the planning of instagram worthy days out (will I ever learn that in reality our days out are never actually like this but instead always end with someone crying or needing first aid?!) and the crossing of fingers that it doesn’t rain for the entire six weeks!
With said days out planned I then start to tot up the cost and soon realise that days out with the small people can be really expensive, if on top of any entrance fees you might have to pay, you then have to add on lunch, drinks, treats and snacks so this summer where possible, I plan to take picnics on our days out to save some money and also avoid a last minute dash to the supermarket to buy all the sausage rolls in the land as soon as the sun makes an appearance!
Here’s my list of 25 of the Best Picnic Food for Kids!
Delicious kid friendly sausage rolls packed with carrot and courgette. Everyone will love these Hidden Veggie Sausage Rolls!
If you’re looking for a way to increase the protein you’re giving the kids at either breakfast or lunch, this is the perfect way.
These frittata fingers make the best finger food for baby led weaning and toddlers!
This recipe will have you making sushi in minutes. Best of all, it stores and transports really well, making it a great addition to kids’ lunch boxes and a great share plate at a picnic.
A child friendly hummus recipe served with crudites. Perfect as a snack or for summer picnics!
Low in sugar and easy to make these apple pie yoghurt dough scrolls are a winner. Perfect for the lunchbox, they freeze well and are super portable. A sweet take on yoghurt dough!
Really easy to make and packed with nutritious ingredients, these Salmon Pinwheels make an excellent lunch for kids either at home or packed into a lunchbox!
Picnics, play dates, or a friend’s get-together can all benefit from a batch of chocolate-chip cookie dough hummus!
A delicious Italian Pasta Salad recipe made with Debbie & Andrew’s Sausages. Its super easy to make and can be easily stored in a mason jar for picnics and lunches!
A delicious and easy Strawberry Banana Bread recipe, made a little healthier with no refined sugar. The perfect afternoon snack for hungry kids!
For a delicious, filling and healthy lunch try these Sweet Potato Frittata Slices. Super easy to make and perfect for the whole family!
These Healthy Strawberry & Chocolate Chip Muffins are packed full of oats, banana, greek yogurt and honey and take just a couple of minutes to whip up in a blender or food processor.
Delicious savoury flapjacks packed full of carrots, cheese, nuts and seeds. A really great healthy snack for kids!
Looking for lunchbox ideas beyond sandwiches? Try this Spanish Omelette packed full of veggies. It’s delicious hot or cold!
A creamy and cheesy dip made with chickpea and packed full of protein! A great way to get kids to eat their veggies!
So easy to make with just three ingredients both adults and kids will love these Cheesy Puff Pastry Stars.
A healthier version of my kids’ favourite snack; Chocolate Chip Cookies! Made with wholemeal flour, oats and reduced sugar.
These Mac n Cheese Muffins (with peas!) are the perfect addition to a kids’ lunchbox.
A delicious and healthy lunch idea for kids. Wholemeal sandwiches filled with strawberries and cream cheese!
Delicious savoury muffins packed full of vegetables like spinach and peppers; perfect for a family lunch or a kids afternoon snack!
A quick and easy recipe for Pea Hummus. Makes a super healthy snack for kids and great for lunch boxes too.
The whole family will love these delicious Egg Muffins packed with streaky bacon, cheddar cheese and chives!
Delicious Ham & Cheese Roll Ups made with puff pastry. They make a lovely treat tea for the family or can even be eaten cold for lunch!
These delicious brownies are refined sugar free, instead sweetened with apple and banana and a little honey. They’re also packed with nutritious almonds and are gluten and dairy free!
Delicious and mild Broccoli & Goats Cheese Muffins, perfect for kids’ lunchboxes or to take out and about as a snack!