Saturday, April 23, 2016

Let's Celebrate National Picnic Day with a #Giveaway!

Fried chicken, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans... These were the types of foods my grandmother would make, pack and keep in insulated dishes so they would stay hot. She'd put everything together along with the dishes, silverwear, etc. that we would need and we'd all head out to the park for a family picnic. I thought it was magical, but looking back on it now, I'm sure it was a lot of work!


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!


Undoubtedly we'd want to bring some Bauli Authentic Italian Mini Croissants along. You can get these tasty little treats with either Vanilla Custard or Chocolate. I have to say, they're both good, but that vanilla one to me, is mm mm hmm so delicious! The mini packs are in little foil bags, so no wrapping or containers are necesary, which is exactly what I want for a picnic (easy clean-up and no dishes to bring home!).

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!

In honor of National Picnic Day, one lucky winner gets an assorted surprise package from the sponsor. US entrants only.

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67 comments:

  1. A picnic sounds like a lot of fun! I think the products you shared above would all be great for a picnic.
    Thank you!

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  2. I'm very interested in the e Bauli Authentic Italian Mini Croissants: How poses the pastry stay crisp when there's a cream filling in it?

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  3. Some great snacks for the basket it seems indeed. I'd rather not share with ants though lol

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  4. I love a picnic, but your grandmother really did a lot of work. Fun though.

    I'm in. I love all the goodies you posted in the post. Made me hungry.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  5. All the picnic foods look like such great ideas! It's been so long since I've been on a picnic! I'll have to make sure we do it this summer :-)

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  6. Picnics are the best! I love Sparkling Ice too. It is so refreshing!

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  7. These are all great on-the-go options for a summer picnic!

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  8. I really need to go on a picnic with my little ones. We haven't had one in forever!

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  9. Great variety of picnic products. I have never tried the Go Organically Fruit Snacks, but they look yummy.

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  10. such a nice array of snack. My daughter would love the fruit snack with the aqua ball.

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  11. Now that the weather is getting warmer we will want to spend more time outdoors. What better than to enjoy a picnic with family and some great food items.

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  12. This is a great giveaway. I have never heard of these products and I love to try new things.

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  13. I love all the products you showed. In August of 2016, I will be 1 year smoking free. I did it cold turkey. I had smoked for 45 years. Just say in'. I am eating really healthy, natural foods, to avoid the fattening sweets. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  14. Leave a relevant comment.


    i need a good picnic so thanks for the giveaway

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  15. I love these ideas, it has been way to long since I last went on a picnic, in fact I think your probably look at over 15 years!

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  16. I am going on a bunch of picnics this summer and would love to win!

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  17. These all great suggestions to bring along to a pin mic Rosey.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie

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  18. We love going on picnics. I think we'll have one next weekend. Thanks for the ideas.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  19. What a great list of products, I think everyone in our house would love them.

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  20. I am a picnic fiend. Thanks for the chance.

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  21. I would love to try these products

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  22. These look like some great summer pool day snacks!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  23. Looks like picnics are now put together with more ease.
    I used to dislike uloading the soiled, sticky, food soggy
    picnic basket when I got home.

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  24. This is a great assortment of food!

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  25. I haven't been on a picnic in a long time - we used to go all the time when we went boating

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  26. These all look wonderful. I believe I have tried those fruit snacks before but I'm not sure! All look perfect for a picnic! - Jeanine

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  27. It looks like a lot great snacks for a picnic. I love that the Granola is gluten free. Catherine S

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  28. We love picnics at our house and I can't wait to show my daughter those organic snacks!

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  29. Temps are warming,time for a memorable picnic.

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  30. I love trying out new snacks. These look healthy and delicious. Brittney House

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  31. They seem like great snack foods especially the Sparkling Ice, which is an excellent soda alternative, slightly carbonated with B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants.

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  32. We love going on picnics. Want to try some of these products too

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  33. These all sound delicious! These would be great to take for long days at the pool!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  34. My kids are always hungry. This is great for them. They are growing like weeds.

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  35. I love going on picnics and all the items would be great for one of our picnics.

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  36. All of these would be great to pack on a picnic, especially the Bauli Mini Croissants. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. I like that these are gluten-free, perfect for my grandson who has this problem

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  38. We are planning to do a lot of hiking in the woods near our home this year. There are a lot of great areas to sit and have a picnic, these would be great snacks to bring along.

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  39. I think the Go Organically® Fruit Snacks would be great for traveling.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  40. Broxton LOVES when we do a picnic.
    Normally it is just in the backyard, but the smiles on his face that day... worth it all.
    I would love to surprise him with the goodies to plan another one soon

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  41. What a great selection of picnic goodies! Those mini croissants look delicious!

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  42. this is a nice array of products

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  43. We love picnics - at the lake, the park, even the living room- something about a picnic makes it special and the foods taste better. Looks like you have some yummy options.

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  44. This would be awesome for weekend getaways with hubby!!

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  45. I love picnics, they're relaxing.

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  46. i would like to take this on a picnic with the family.

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  47. We love going on picnics. These are all great on-the-go options for a summer picnic.

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  48. Love the Aquaball, and I think all my kids would love it, too!

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  49. Mmmmmmm....reading this post and looking at the pictures made me so hungry!

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  50. The mini croissants are cute.

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  51. The weather here is perfect for a picnic. I would love to try the blueberry almond granola.

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  52. My wife and I will fight over the last Bauli Authentic Italian Mini Croissant

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  53. It is the perfect time of the year for a picnic on the beach

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  54. Those croissants look yummy!
    shawnac68@hotmaildotcom

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  55. I had no idea there was such a thing as National Picnic Day and wish we can have more days like that.

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  56. So loving picnic season! Thank you for the great suggestions !

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  57. I would love to bring these snacks on my outing.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  58. We love having picnics! Great way to spend a summer afternoon.

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  59. Picnics are fun on nice weather days with yummy food.

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  60. I would love to go on a picnic to the beach to get away from it all for awhile...sounds wonderful

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  61. Would love to go on a picnic to get away from it all for awhile sounds great

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  62. I really want to try the Sparkling Ice because I am looking for healthier alternatives to soda. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. These look like fantastic products and wold love to try them. Thanks for the chance

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