We have a LOT of picnics in the spring, summer and fall.  The boys love being able to run around while snacking, meeting up with friends or making a day out of sightseeing farm country and eating on the side of the road.

Our picnics look a lot different than they used to.  Instead of sandwiches and chips, here’s what fits in our small cooler:

  • Peeled and sliced carrots, sweet peppers or celery
  • Guacamole
  • Shredded chicken with mayo and  the spices you choose
  • Squeeze Applesauce (or sliced apples with sunflower seed butter)
  • Nuts & Dried fruit (we like brazil nuts, dried pineapple and strawberries)
  • and Salami – we eat a LOT of salami.  Or deli meats.  Or nitrate-free hot dogs.
  • For bigger meals where we’re sitting, we always include a salad too – tuna and other meat are perfect on top.

We love to dip our veggies in guacamole and use them as spoons for a shredded chicken salad.  The kids all fight over who gets the salami or other meats while Wes can squeeze his own applesauce from the convenient packages.

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