It’s picnic season, and I love making easy picnic recipes kids can make too. I know it can get a little messier but here’s the secret. Keep the recipes simple and you’ll keep your cool and still have fun! Check out these delicious and easy picnic recipes kids can make in the kitchen right there with you. Try not to drool on your phone, ok?
9 Super Easy Picnic Recipes Kids Can Make
Zesty Orange & Almond Quinoa Salad Recipe
If it’s one thing I can almost always count on my little kids noshing on, it’s fruit! Check out this yummy Zesty Orange and Almond Quinoa Salad. This delicious cold salad is packed full of protein for all your adventures. I like that this salad can easily be packed as your main dish, or as a side dish. The sweetness from the orange in this recipe is so refreshing on a hot day that you won’t be able to resist after the first bite. I’ve made this recipe since we posted it last, and my daughter loved adding in dried cranberries alongside the orange!
Cuban Sandwich On A Stick
Via Call Me PMc
This sandwich has the right idea! My daughter would so love to help put together these Cuban Sandwiches On A Stick. Slice up your ingredients, then let your kiddos go crazy piling these yummy ingredients on little toothpicks. This is the perfect recipe to keep your kid’s hands busy while you finish throwing together your picnic basket.
Star Spangled Fruit Salad
Via Mom Spark
Fruit or fruit salad is always part of my picnic. Hand a few small cookie cutters to your child and let them be creative making this yummy Star Spangled Fruit Salad. This is such a fun recipe, and your child will be slurping up the leftover bites of fruit. Double win!
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Via Simply Whisked
Chickpeas, tomatoes, and cucumbers fall right in line with some of my families favorite side dishes, so I know they will love this Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. This salad is super fresh and will add some great protein and crunch for a picnic. Plus there is lots of stirring which is perfect for extra hands in the kitchen.
Fresh Guacamole With Goat Cheese
I absolutely love eating dips at a picnic. Try this super yummy fresh guacamole with goat cheese. I think I might just say this is one of my all time favorite super easy picnic recipes kids can make. Toss in some crackers and fresh veggies such as cucumbers or red pepper and you can easily make a meal just out of just this dip. My kiddo especially likes helping to smash the avocado.
Creamy BLT Pasta Salad
BLT’s are always a welcome sandwich in my house. This Creamy BLT Pasta Salad version looks delicious. There is plenty of mixing for kids to easily help with. The green onions can also be great scissor practice for kids if you use a clean pair of kitchen scissors to cut instead of chop. Yum!
Quick Caprese Salad
We eat cherry tomatoes as a side to almost any kind of meal in our house. When I saw this Quick Caprese Salad, I knew it would be a hit. Even better this recipe literally only take sixty seconds to make, so you can easily throw it in your picnic basket with almost no effort. Win!
Delicious And Easy Chocolate Muffins
Muffins are a super easy picnic food that travels so well. For a touch of sweetness at our picnic check out these delicious and easy chocolate muffins. Baking together over the years are some of my favorite memories with my daughter. Store a few of these chocolate muffins in a container at the bottom of your picnic basket for dessert and watch them disappear!
Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats
Via Growing Up Gabel
If you are looking for a lighter treat for you picnic, try out these adorable Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats. I know kids would totally get into mixing the colors into this delicious treats. This is also perfect for a potluck picnic to share with friends. Your family will be so excited to help make these yummy treats!
Do you have any other super easy picnic recipes kids can make that you love to make? What are your favorite foods to add to your picnic basket? I’d love to hear in the comments!
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