10+ Grab and Go Summer Picnic Food Ideas

I love taking the kids on picnics. During the summer we bring picnic dinners with us to our neighborhood pool…and to summer concerts in the park…. and sometimes on playground outings. I’ve learned a few things about picnicking over the past few years. When it comes to picnicking with kids, it is always easier to portion food out ahead of time. It’s also easiest to have food that is ready for them to just grab and eat. I say this because it can get very tricky to keep an eye on kids and manage a charcoal grill at a park. Doing as much of your prep work as you can before you head out the door will give you more time to just relax and enjoy the great outdoors with your kids.

Oh! BTW – I use these same ideas (prepping and portioning ahead of time) for camping with young kids….at least for the first night out. It’s a huge sanity saver! Happy picnicking with 10+ of my favorite Grab and Go Summer Picnic Food Ideas.

The 2 minute meal - no fuss, no clean up, no heat up

Grab and go chili chips

taco salad in a bag

Taco in a bag (or on a plate!)

pizza pasta salad

Pizza Pasta Salad

pb banana roll ups

Peanut Butter Banana Roll ups — with granola and honey!

8 yummy wrap recipes

8 yummy wrap recipes

mini corn dog muffins

Mini corn dog muffins

chopped salad in a cup

Chopped Salad in a Cup

fruit salad

Rainbow Fruit Cups

watermelon sticks for little hands

Watermelon sticks

chocolate filled strawberries

Chocolate Filled Strawberries

solar smores

Solar S’mores

quick and easy smores bars

Quick and Easy S’mores Bars

What’s stopping you? Grab your kids and head on out for a picnic!

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Posted on June 11, 2015
Categories: diy tutorials & creative ideas, edibles, holiday awesomeness, summer camp, summer camp

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