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Kid-Friendly Picnic Bites

Kid-Friendly Picnic Bites

Perfect foods for both you and your kids on a picnic!

Octopus Weenies

Add some adorable protein (have you ever heard the words "adorable" and "protein paired together?) with these octopus-shaped hot dogs. Watch your kids giggle with glee as they "swim" through the dipping sauce. Add some extra flare with this Chinese BBQ sauce recipe and mix it up a bit.

Photo Modified: Flickr/Steven Depolo

Sandwiches on a Stick

No one can resist food on a stick, and this technique makes eating a sandwich lighter and cleaner than the regular version that can fall apart easily. Customize the meats, vegetables, cheeses, and breads to you and your kid's liking!

Photo Modified: Flickr/Alpha

Oven-Fried Chicken

Perfect as a make-ahead dish, our Oven-Fried Chicken recipe is a delicious way to whip up the ultimate summer comfort food. Kids will love anything they can eat with their hands!

Fried Mac and Cheese Bites

Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, and now you can take it with you for you and your kids to enjoy without bowls and silverware to clean up. Enjoy this decadent bite-sized recipe for Mac and Cheese Balls. And if you don't want to take the time to pull out the fryer, try the Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese bites, which are delicious — we approve.

Grape Caterpillars

Refreshing, fun, and on a stick, these caterpillars are perfect to put a smile on your kids' faces, and then leave you smiling as they eat their fruit.

Photo Modified: Flickr/Christian-Schnettelker​

Summer Fruit Hand Pies


Finally, to top of this perfect kid-friendly picnic, scarf down these Summer Fruit Hand Pies. They have all of the flavor yet none of the mess of a regular pie that would be a chore to transport. Everyone loves their own personal dessert, especially with no cleanup afterward!