10 Healthy Summer Picnic Ideas

I am partnering up with Vitamix and Petunia Pickle Bottom to show you how easy it is to pack up some healthy summer food on the go and doing a GIVEAWAY on my INSTAGRAM so go head over to enter to win your own Vitamix and Inter-Mix Bag! My Vitamix makes it easy to prepare foods for moms and their families which can then be stylishly stored and kept cool with Petunia Pickle Bottom’s new Inter-Mix collection.

Summer is finally here and I love to take my little girls on little outings regularly so they don’t feel too cooped up in the house and we need to take advantage of this amazing weather before it’s gone. My girls are 6 & 4 years old so we do little outings like the library, park, swimming, boating and splash pads. Usually these little outing require me packing up snacks and lunches or else we would be hitting up the drive through a little too often! My husband and I used to own a boat and we would be on the lake all day long so after years of that, I am kind of a pro at packing up healthy food and snacks for my family.

The Petunia Pickle Bottom Intermix Backpack makes it easy for me to organize everything, it comes with an insulated compartment to keep things cool and you can throw the whole thing in your washing machine when it gets dirty because we all know little, grubby, sticky fingers find their way over everything.

I’ve compiled some of my favorite healthy foods that are easy for you to take on the go!

  1. Boiled eggs
  2. Turkey roll ups
  3. Cut up veggies with Paleo Almond Hummas (made in my vitamix)
  4. Apple slices with Almond butter (see video and recipe below)
  5. Salad in a jar
  6. Cut up fruit
  7. Trail mix
  8. Healthy protein bars
  9. Healthy Drop Cookies
  10. Paleo Chicken Salad (with ground up almonds so your kids won’t even notice them)

I have been loving my new A25oo Vitamix, it fits right in with my kitchen design and I love that I can make a huge batch of Almond Butter in it. Watch the video above to see how easy it is! I am dying to get my hands on the new blender bottles and bowls that go with this blender!

Almond Cashew Butter
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Serves: 3 cups
  • 2 cups almonds
  • 2 cups cashews
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 pitted dates
  1. First spread nuts on a baking pan and cook at 350 for 10 minutes. Let cool. Add all ingredients into high powered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If you are not going to eat it within a week then store in fridge for up to 3 weeks.


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