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Great Picnic Food Recipes For Children

Updated on April 4, 2015

Picnic Foods!


Picnic Foods for Kids

Children can be so picky! But that's no reason not to enjoy a family picnic!

Picnics are a great, inexpensive way for families to get outdoors, have fun and spend time together. Sometimes packing your family a picnic lunch that the kids will enjoy seems like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. The most simple recipes with few ingredients will usually keep your kids happy.

So before you're tempted to stop at that drive-through window, try some of these easy picnic foods for kids.

Start Bringing Your Child on Picnics Early


Crispy Chicken


Fried chicken


chicken legs (chicken Drumsticks) 12

corn flour 10 tbsp

salt to taste

black pepper to taste

vinegar as needed

bread crumbs 2 cups

oil ¾ cup


  1. Boil the chicken legs.
  2. Cut the chicken from different places using knife or fork. (The cuts should not be very deep.)
  3. Powder the salt and black pepper properly on the chicken and spread the vinegar on it too. Then, leave it for half an hour.
  4. Make a thick mixture of corn flour by mixing it in water.
  5. Now, cover the chicken legs properly in corn flour and then in bread crumbs.
  6. Fry it in preheated oil.
  7. When the legs turn golden brown, dish them out.

Veggie Curls


Carrot sticks

Celery Sticks


Bell Pepper

Salad dressing or dip of choice

  1. Clean your vegetables, removing skin and seeds if necessary.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler and peel along the vegetable to create long, thin slices. Some vegetables (like carrots) will naturally curl up. Others you can roll up into a curly, flower-like shape.
  3. Arrange them in a container and cover them. Serve them with a dip on the side.

Cucumber Spinach Wrap Roll-Ups


Cucumber spears

Cream Cheese

Chopped Walnuts

Spinach Wraps

  1. Lay out a spinach wrap. Smear it with a thin layer of cream cheese.
  2. Sprinkle chopped walnuts over it.
  3. Lay cucumber spears on one end, and roll it up starting from that end.
  4. Use a knife to slice the wrap into sections.

Colorful Pasta Salad


Tri-color spiral pasta

Cherry Tomatoes

Shredded Mozarella

Diced Yellow Pepper

Mandarin Orange Slices

Honey Mustard Dressing

  1. Cook the pasta and drain it. Put it into a bowl with cherry or grape tomatoes (cut them in half if they're big).
  2. Add diced peppers, cheese and orange slices.
  3. Drizzle with honey mustard and mix.

Fruit Snacks


Fruit Kebobs

Ingredient Suggestions:




Mandarin orange slices

Pineapple chunks


  1. Use a melon baller to make fruit balls of your watermelon and cantaloupe. Discard any seeds.
  2. Wash strawberries. Cut out strawberry stem.
  3. Cut pineapple or other fruits of your choice into chunks
  4. Put all fruit chunks and balls into a bowl. Squeeze the juice of a lemon on and mix gently to coat.
  5. Thread fruit on skewers, alternating different pieces for variety.


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      Chen 7 years ago

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      RachelSmile 7 years ago

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      dealrocker 7 years ago from California

      Nice hub! Recipes are good, I'll give them a try. Liked your other hubs too. Keep up the great effort. Joining your fanclub and would like to invite you to join mine. :)

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Great recipes.