Times have changed a lot since then, but I still like a good picnic. We just usually do ours on a whim, and we grab what we have in the cupboard, refrigerator, etc. and we go. The kids love it. I don't know if it's the spontaneity, or eating outside, but it always seems festive to have a picnic. Some of the things I might pack are Greek yogurt and a little granola... Viki's Granola is my fave. The blueberry almond you see above is in a word: perfect! It holds up well on the go too, so it's perfect picnic eating.
Viki's Granola great tasting, 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.
These Carrington Farms Organic Flax Hemps Paks are perfect to bring along to add to the yogurt and granola mix. It's an instant way to add a little extra boost of protein and Omega 3's to our eats!
Carrington Farms Flax Hemp Paks. Celebrate National Picnic Day with a simple serving of Organic Milled Flax Seeds and Organic Hulled Hemp. Carrington Farms Flax Hemp Paks are packed in portable and convenient single-serve packets, providing an abundant source of Omega-3s, protein and fiber and perfect for trips on the road or in the air. Pair with yogurts, parfaits, smoothies, oatmeal and more and Carrington Farms Flax Hemp Paks are the perfect on the go addition to your picnic basket. With no refrigeration necessary, ready-to-eat Flax Hemp Paks can be used at anytime, anywhere.
It's likely I'd also grab some of our favorite fruit snacks. These are perfect for the littles in the family, and they seem like such a treat to them because they're in the individual packages. You know, most kids love fruit snacks, but these are from a brand you can trust to be jam-packed full of quality ingredients, not junk (because fruit snacks should be healthy, right?).
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. Go Organically® Fruit Snacks are GMO-free, gluten-free, preservative-free and made with natural flavors and colors from natural sources. Not to mention, each individual pack is only 70 calories, making them an easy choice for your picnic basket!
Bauli Mini Croissants are sure to be a picnic favorite 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!
For drinks I would toss in a couple of Aqua Balls for the kids. They love these because they're short, and round, and oh so easy to hold, plus they have their favorite characters on the front.
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. AquaBall is the easy solution to finding a beverage that both kids and parents will love.
And I'd defnitely pack some Sparkling ICE for me. I love the fruity light, carbonated taste of this drink, and the Kiwi Strawberry you see above is one of my favorite flavors.
Sparkling Ice an excellent soda alternative, is slightly carbonated with B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants. This light and refreshing beverage contains Zero Calories, Zero Carbs, is Gluten Free, Caffeine Free, and Sodium Free. It also comes in over 20 different delicious flavors including a line of Teas and Lemonades. It also recently launched a line of 8oz Slim Cans, perfect for on-the-go and an easy fit for your picnic basket!
I might put together a few other things, like a cucumber and tomato salad and a couple of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but it's these items mentioned here that would make the picnic fun.
So... go all out and celebrate National Picnic Day today. It's the weekend, so why not? I'm sure your kids, and/or significant other will thank you. Or if you want to go out alone and picnic, that's okay too!
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