Hello everyone. I’m AmberLee from Ticket Chocolate and am so excited to be a guest here on HowDoesShe (an all-time favorite blog stop of mine!)
Picnic 1 :: Smoothie in a Bag
At some point I came to the realization that smoothies were a lot easier to store in my freezer in a stack of zip-top bags. I make a batch in advance, then come picnic time, my kids just mush them around and then pipe them right into their hungry little mouths.
Picnic 2 :: The Pizza Dog
The key elements to a Pizza Dog are simple: a fresh loaf of your favorite baguette and a few sticks of string cheese (can you guess how we gave the Pizza Dog its name? see any resemblance?) When picnic time comes, let everyone use the string cheese to build themselves a Pizza Dog, or shred the cheese for a more traditional pizza. Then top with any other pizza favorites.
Picnic 3 :: Dip and Roll
This is probably a favorite of my kids to assemble. I pack together a few dip-able snacks along with some peanut butter, cream cheese, hummus or other favorite dips, and of course, a few fun things to sprinkle on top. The toppings are what put this picnic over the top: raisins, sunflower seeds, cheerios, bittersweet chocolate chips, the possibilities are endless.
Picnic 4 :: Pancake Sandwiches
You’ve done breakfast for dinner, try it for a picnic. Lately I’ve been using leftover waffles or pancakes (Costco offers the best organic 6-grain pancake mix that works beautifully for this) and bringing along fruit, nuts, and favorite spreads (peanut butter is a kid favorite, goat cheese is mine) to let everyone put together a Pancake Sandwich to order.
Picnic 5 :: Muffins and Frozen Fruit
Did you know you can freeze a mandarin right in the peel? I love packing a bag full of these and snacking on them partly-thawed alongside my kiddos on a hot day. A bag of frozen blueberries or grapes is always a hit, and alongside a few muffins, makes the perfect lunch on-the-go. (By the way, I am on the hunt for the perfect bran muffin recipe, anyone?)