Perfecting the Picnic

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Almost weekly I take the boys for a picnic. Unless the weather is horrible we find a way to eat outside. When we’re out exploring we don’t want to stop just to go get lunch somewhere so packing a picnic lunch is a great way to extend our outings.

I have some go-to picnic items that I almost always pack but every once in awhile it’s nice to switch things up. My go to list looks something like this:

  • PB&J Sandwiches
  • Apples
  • Squeeze Yogurt
  • Crackers
  • Cereal Bars
  • Carrots
  • Water Bottles

It’s not terribly exciting but it gets the job done. I pack all the food in one cooler and each person gets their own water bottle. I also keep a picnic blanket in the back of the van so there is very little prep time needed when throwing together our weekly picnic.

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Recently, we decided to switch things up and add some fun new items to our weekly picnic. Here are some of the fun treats we added:

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Go Organically Fruit Snacks are USDA-certified organic, made with real fruit purées and real fruit juices. These tasty smart and delicious treats include 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and are an excellent source of Vitamins A and E. Fruit snacks are always a hit and I love that they are mad from organic fruits!

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AquaBall, the sugar-free, naturally flavored water is perfect for a parent looking for a healthier alternative to all of those sugary kids drinks. Available in four flavors, Fruit Punch, Orange, Berry Frost and Grape, AquaBall features fan favorite characters from Disney’s Frozen, Disney Princesses, Marvel Avengers, and Disney Classic Characters. The boys thought these were amazing. Not only is the packaging fun but the flavored drinks were a special treat for my boys.

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Viki’s Granola, GLUTEN-FREE, and made with 100% ALL NATURAL ingredients. Available in five flavors at retailers nationwide, available in snack-size packs too, Viki’s is the perfect addition to add to your picnic basket! Available in Original, Blueberry Almond, Maple Cranberry, (NEW!) Banana Walnut & (NEW!) Apple Cinnamon. I like adding this granola to my morning yogurt along with some fresh strawberries.

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And finally a little treat for mom and dad (I guess kids too). Bauli Mini Croissants are sure to turn your picnic Parisian with their delightful, light taste. These mini treats are made in a REAL oven with no preservatives and naturally leavened dough and are available in two delicious flavor fillings: chocolate and vanilla custard. At just 50 calories a pop, these snacks are guilt-free and made for sharing…although you might not want to!

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