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Kids' picnic recipes

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Planning a family picnic? Children will love making these sweet and savoury treats in preparation for the big day out.

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  • Pesto focaccia sandwich

    Pesto focaccia sandwich

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.9 ratings

    The fillings for your sandwiches are baked into the bread here, making this an easy picnic option. To make it veggie, look for a vegetarian pesto

  • Wrap-your-own spring rolls

    Easy spring rolls

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.8 ratings

    Make these simple spring rolls with the children – fill pastry parcels with chicken, prawns and veg and serve with a homemade dipping sauce

  • Omelette wedges

    Omelette wedges

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.21 ratings

    With this easy-to-follow recipe your kids can treat you to breakfast... get printing off copies now

  • Pick & mix pesto pasta salad bar arranged in bowls

    Pick & mix pesto pasta salad bar

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Put out all the ingredients for classic pasta salad with pesto dressing and let the kids pick whatever they like to stir in – it's great for fussy eaters

  • Welsh rarebit muffins

    Welsh rarebit muffins

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.63 ratings

    Get the kids to help make these yummy muffins, perfect for lunchboxes

  • Healthy coleslaw

    Healthy coleslaw

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.71 ratings

    Get the kids cooking with this simple coleslaw - they'll be keen to eat it if they've helped out

  • Cheese & spinach pasties

    Cheese & spinach pasties

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    Teach your kids some pastry skills - and provide a lunchbox filler - with this recipe from CBeebies 'i can cook'

  • Sausage plait

    Sausage plait

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.16 ratings

    A step-by-step recipe for kids from CBeebies series 'i can cook'- the roll contains peppers and chilli and teaches pastry skills

  • Coconut & mango sponge

    Coconut & mango sponge

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.42 ratings

    This thrifty traybake sponge used canned fruit and coconut yogurt. Cut into squares and serve up at a party or cake sale

  • Strawberries & cream cheesecake jars

    Strawberries & cream cheesecake jars

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.8 ratings

    Make your strawberry ripple cheesecakes portable by packing them into jam jars, then enjoy on a summer picnic

  • Favourite pasta salad

    Favourite pasta salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.14 ratings

    A low-fat, zesty salad, perfect for a summer lunchbox - vary with your favourite ingredients

  • Sugared scones

    Sugared scones

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    A simple and quick scone recipe that has a great sweet finish - the crunchy sugar top adds texture too

  • Cheese roll-ups

    Cheese roll-ups

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.8 ratings

    Teach kids a lifetime cookery skill with a special recipe from CBeebies' 'i can cook'- these buns show how to make dough

  • Cornbread muffins

    Cornbread muffins

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.24 ratings

    These savoury snacks are brilliant for picnics and lunchboxes - plus they can be frozen ahead

  • Ploughman's cheese & tomato pockets

    Ploughman's cheese & tomato pockets

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    Put a fresh twist on a picnic classic with these moreish cheese & tomato rolls

  • Pinwheel pizzas

    Pinwheel pizzas

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    Use a packet bread mix to roll up individual pizza buns filled with tomato, basil, mozzarella and pepperoni

  • Little strawberry cheesecakes

    Little strawberry cheesecakes

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.13 ratings

    Individual portions will save fights over the biggest slice of this creamy ricotta pud with fruity compote

  • Sunshine bars

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.26 ratings

    The solution for any picnic or open air event – a no-bake bar packed with good stuff

  • Big egg, bacon & bean salad

    Big egg, bacon & bean salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    A substantial 'almost-Niçoise' that goes with just about anything, and won't get soggy on the way to the picnic

  • Cheeky chicken satay

    Chicken satay

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.74 ratings

    This recipe is part of Food Editor Barney's 'cooking with kids' series. Here, Barney and his daughter Maisie make chicken skewers with peanut sauce

  • Super-salad wraps served in a lunchbox alongside fruit

    Super-salad wraps

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Make an exciting vegetarian salad wrap with crunchy veg for texture and a good hit of cheddar cheese. Perfect for packing into a lunchbox

  • Children sharing cinnamon rolls

    Really easy cinnamon rolls

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.9 ratings

    Use ready-made croissant dough to make these easy cinnamon rolls. We’ve topped the rolls with a thick caramel, but you could use a thin white icing instead

  • Tortillas topped with chicken skewers and tzatziki on a blue table

    Chicken skewers with tzatziki

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 ratings

    Kids will love these chicken skewers hot off the griddle for a quick supper, or pack them in wraps with green salad and tzatziki to take on a picnic

  • Mini pizza quiches

    Mini pizza quiches

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.14 ratings

    Use tortilla wraps and a muffin tin to make individually portioned egg, salami and tomato bites - ideal for lunch boxes or picnics

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