Now for Part 2 in our 3 part Pandemic Parenting Post series, what to eat at your indoor picnic.
Food is definitely one of my favourite things to talk about and more importantly actually eating it. Typically our picnics are fairly healthy, with a special treat at the end. This picnic however was for Valentine’s Day, so we decided to have everything sweet and heart shaped where possible.
We love using our Planet Box lunchboxes anytime we travel with food and picnics are no exception. They make our lives so much easier and they are really rugged. We’ve been using them for years and they are still in such great condition. For picnics we pair them with biodegradable and compostable wood cutlery from Greenmunch.
To start planning our picnic menu, we always choose an item for a main course first. For this picnic, we had heart-shaped pancakes topped with sprinkles and maple syrup. Definitely not a typical picnic menu item, but they were sweet...so check! We needed to have something healthy, so we added heart-shaped apples. To our surprise Abby actually ate all of the apples first! We definitely anticipated a different scenario, given the fact that we handed her a lunchbox full of sugar. We also had Dandies Peppermint marshmallows, because Abby loves them and they are pink. Then finished it off with a little chocolate kiss in the middle. Yikes sugar overload!
Thankfully we had water to drink in our party glasses! Abby always loves using them with paper straws and writing her name on the lids, both of which we purchased from Greenmunch.
Next year we will definitely add more healthy items to the menu, as we were all way too overloaded with sugar. Life is all about balance and we kinda dropped the ball on that one. Oh well, you live and you learn!
Stay tuned for Part 3: What to Wear?...
In this final post, I’ll be talking about how to capture your picnic memories too!
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