Sandwiches are great picnic fare. But you don't have to resort to an everyday PB&J -- make the outing feel special with out-of-the-ordinary combos like hummus and diced bell peppers.
It's a Wrap
This fresh take on tuna is packed with protein, thanks to cannellini beans. Chopped carrots and cucumbers add a fun crunch. Stash in a cooler until you're ready to serve.
This skewered berries-and-pound-cake combo gives kids something sweet to nosh on. Use cookie cutters to slice cake into fun shapes.
Grab-and-Go Granola Bar
Prepare this wholesome and hearty snack in advance -- you can store in the freezer for up to three months. Just defrost a few on the morning of your picnic.
Berry Nice Pasta Salad
Your family will eat up this revamped pasta salad, which features strawberries, basil, and mozzarella.
Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond
The Velcro closure and a handle make this picnic blanket super easy to tote. Bonus: It has a waterproof backing, so you don't have to worry about sitting on wet grass.
Courtesy of Crate and Barrel
This chic cooler folds flat, so storage is a cinch.
Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids
Separate compartments make it easy for kids to snack on fruits, veggies, crackers, and nuts without anything getting soggy.
Organize activities to keep kids entertained between bites. Go on a nature scavenger hunt, then use leaves, pinecones, or twigs to play a game of tic-tac-toe on your picnic blanket (just pack a bit of tape or ribbon to make the board). Devise an obstacle course race around trees or playground structures. First one back to the blanket wins! Your little ones will be sure to work up an appetite.
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