Some of my favorite memories from when I was younger revolved around Easter – waking up to a giant basket full of chocolate, finding all the eggs before my younger sister (then my dad having to hold me back to make the hunt fair) and dressing up in the brightest pastel dress my mom could find. Even though these wildly fun activities may be more kid-friendly, watching your children experience an Easter egg hunt is almost as much fun!
After all that running around hunting for eggs, your kids are most likely going to be hungry and they’re going to want to dive in to their Easter basket. Here are some healthier post-hunt picnic ideas to keep them from over-dosing on jelly beans and egg-shaped peanut butter cups. And they’re just as fun to make as they are to eat.
Chicks on a Stick: These caprese salad kabobs are adorable and perfect picnic food! I love how they use turmeric to color the mozzarella, a spice that’s present in many of our spreads.
Fruit or Trail Mix filled Plastic Easter Eggs: Instead of loading kids with sugar, fill their Easter eggs with dried fruit or trail mix!
Melon Balls: These can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike on a crispy spring day outdoors.
Here are a few ideas that are more appropriate for the adults at the picnic and your kids may enjoy them too!
Ham and Broccoli Quinoa Bites: It wouldn’t be Easter without ham, and these portable bites can be made ahead and served at room temp.
- Deboleena Dutta