Whether in summertime or any other time of year, a picnic dinner can be a fun way to shake up your family dinner routine. You can use these food, fun and conversation ideas to take dinner on the run when things get busy, or to make mealtimes feel just a little more fun and special when you’ve got no place to go.
Dr. Anne Fishel explains why rituals — like a weekly family picnic — are even more important in stressful times.
Rainbow veggie skewers, a twist on chicken salad, and no-bake cookies taste great when you pair them with an active game!
The kids can help make open-faced Caprese sandwiches and sides, and enjoy a sensory game to make the most of being outdoors.
Nobody will miss the meat in these picnic-ready Fiesta Wraps. Make avocado salad and banana boats, and play a memory game while you eat!
Fill quesadillas with fruit and cheese, add some dairy-free fudge pops and play “I Spy” for casual family fun.
Stuff burgers with your favorite cheese, make a red, white and blue dessert, and enjoy backyard water play!
Grill some chicken for sandwiches and make a kid-cook-friendly dessert to take on a walk around the neighborhood.
Toss together a simple Chicken Caesar Salad and encourage acts of kindness with a family art project.