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Picnic food for young children (and me!) - ideas please

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Murtette Thu 11-Jul-13 22:31:22

The sunshine means that most days this week we've gone straight from pre-school to the park or farm or somewhere similar and had a picnic lunch before spending the afternoon there. I am rapidly running out of ideas and today's picnic was exactly the same as Monday's (cheese sandwiches for DD; ham for me; a few crisps each; pepper, cucumber & carrot sticks; fruit). I am a competent cook & have cool bags, flasks etc so feel as though I should be more adventurous. I'd prefer stuff which can be eaten with fingers as we're often on a rug on the grass rather than at a picnic table & 13mth DS likes to eat what we're eating.
So, what can I give them? I'd like it to be healthy but don't mind the odd treat (hence the crisps today - am conscious that DD seems to have had ice cream most afternoons this week tho) and also needs to be filling as the park or farm is often a couple of hour stop gap on the way to ballet or gymnastics or something else energetic.
Please inspire me!

PourquoiPas Thu 11-Jul-13 22:44:22

I am a big fan of mini frittatas, I use silicone fairy cake cases, four eggs and then random veg/meat/cheeses, today was feta courgette and mint.

Toasted pitta bread and dips is nice.

Roast veg and chicken in wraps.

sashh Fri 12-Jul-13 04:04:18

cooked new potatoes, cherry tomatoes, chunks of cheese.

Mini quiche style thingies, basically make pastry and put in a tine like you would for jam tarts, Beat an egg and mix with grated cheese and if you like ham, season and bake for 10-15 mins.

actually you could do half savory and half jam.

snoworneahva Fri 12-Jul-13 06:49:47

101 picnic ideas

BlueChampagne Fri 12-Jul-13 16:09:35

pizza slices
hummus and pitta/veg
spanakopites (spinach and feta)
green hummus (broad beans and peas instead of chick peas)

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