This colorful picnic dinner idea features tasty munchies you don't need utensils for and mild flavors that kids prefer, like deli meat, cheese and crunchy raw veggies. It's easy to assemble this complete menu, and adults will enjoy it as much as the kids. The menu calls for store-bought hummus and cookies, but you can easily make them yourself (see Tips, below).

Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D.
Source:, May 2018


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • If desired, make turkey-cheese roll-ups as follows: Spread 1/2 teaspoon honey mustard over each turkey slice. Place a slice of cheese on each turkey slice and roll it up. Secure with a toothpick.

  • Pack turkey and cheese (or roll-ups), carrots, cucumber, apple and hummus in totable containers and place in your cooler. Add crackers, almonds, corn nuts, clementines and cookies. Serve with 100% juice boxes for the kids and pinot noir for the adults.


Tips: Plan to slice the apple right before eating so it doesn't brown.

Store-bought hummus is fast and healthy, or make your own Garlic Hummus.

Finish dinner off with easy One-Bowl Monster Cookies or a sweet treat of your choice.

To make ahead: Refrigerate containers of turkey, cheese, carrots and cucumber overnight.

Nutrition Facts

675 calories; protein 22.3g 45% DV; carbohydrates 61.9g 20% DV; exchange other carbs 4; dietary fiber 10.2g 41% DV; sugars 23.6g; fat 37.7g 58% DV; saturated fat 11.1g 56% DV; cholesterol 62.6mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 10763.4IU 215% DV; vitamin c 46mg 77% DV; folate 55.8mcg 14% DV; calcium 347.8mg 35% DV; iron 3.1mg 17% DV; magnesium 72.9mg 26% DV; potassium 731.7mg 21% DV; sodium 726.5mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 31% DV; added sugar 5g.