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). Source:, May 2018

Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D.


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; 37.7 g total fat; 11.1 g saturated fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 727 mg sodium. 732 mg potassium; 61.9 g carbohydrates; 10.2 g fiber; 24 g sugar; 22.3 g protein; 10763 IU vitamin a iu; 46 mg vitamin c; 56 mcg folate; 348 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 73 mg magnesium; 5 g added sugar;