Enjoy healthy picnics and healthy recipes spiced with a little fresh air and sunshine. In our busy lives we need to take the time to let loose! This site can show you how to create some family fun with wild and wacky outdoor games. Or perhaps you would like to introduce your children to the love of the great outdoors. Pack up some healthy food and enjoy a family hike.
Picnics provide wonderful opportunities to build bonds between families, friends, teams and even co-workers.
Planning for the perfect picnic includes:
- Healthy recipes
- Food safety tips
- Healthful eating tips
- Special occasion picnic ideas
- Keeping your world healthy - green, eco-friendly picnics
- Getting active - outdoor games or family hiking
Stay fit together and take the family hiking! Nurture bonds between you, your children and the great outdoors. Exploring nature aids in a child's mental and physical development, and builds respect for the natural environment.
We'll give you lots of tips on how to:
- Successfully hike with children
- Educate and equip yourself with hiking gear
- Choose the proper hiking footwear for a blister-free day
- Be prepared for any outdoor emergency with hiking safety tips
- Find local Alberta picnic sites and walking trails
Pack a healthy picnic basket to keep everyone energized!
- Wholesome sandwiches - a picnic staple!
- Whole-grain breads and rolls made in the bread machine - perfect for those picnic sandwiches!
- Picnic salads that are wilt-free and guaranteed to travel well
- Healthy snacks, including energy bars, power-packed cookies and low-fat muffins
- Refreshing picnic drinks
And what about special occasion picnics? There are numerous picnic ideas for special days like Mother's Day, Father's Day and even Canada Day. There are so many great picnic ideas that can make any occasion into a extra-special day: romantic picnics, birthday party picnics, teddy bear picnics, beach picnics ... Really, I can't think of any day that cannot be celebrated picnic-style!
- Sandwiches - Recipes for Your Next Picnic
- A picnic staple! Oodles of healthy picnic sandwiches, spreads and grilled sandwich recipes.
- Healthy Salad Recipes for your next Picnic
- These healthy salad recipes are guaranteed to travel well to your next picnic - plus suggestions to turn them from a side salad into a main meal!
- Healthy Snacks, Cookies, Mufffins and Granola Bars
- Healthy snacks for a healthy picnic! Includes healthy recipes for muffins, cookies and granola bars.
- Healthy Bread Recipes for your Bread Machine
- Healthy bread recipes using your bread machine - perfect for picnic sandwiches!
- Picnic Drinks Recipes
- Picnic drinks recipes - refreshing iced teas and lemonades for hot summer days, and gourmet hot drinks for colder day picnics.
- Picnic Food Safety
- Picnic food safety, the most essential part of your picnic plan!
- Healthy Eating Tips for Picnics and Hikes
- Keep yourself energized with healthy eating and baking tips for your picnics and hikes.
- Canada Day Picnic
- Celebrate summer with a Canada Day picnic! We have lots of ideas to get you started!
- Fall Picnic
- A fall picnic is a fabulous way to welcome autumn in all it's colorful splendor! Ideas, recipes and more!
- Gourmet Picnic Ideas
- Fast and easy gourmet picnic ideas and recipes for a memorable picnic experience!
- Indoor Picnic Ideas
- Indoor picnic ideas for snowy days, rainy days, romantic days ....
- It's Beach Picnic Time!
- Pack a healthy beach picnic cooler for a great day of sun, sand and surf!
- Nature Lovers Picnics
- Nature lovers picnics enjoy the outdoors and appreciate the world around you.
- Picnic Party: Creating the Perfect Picnic Birthday Party
- A picnic party! Ideas to help you plan the perfect picnic birthday party.
- Romantic Picnic Ideas
- Romantic picnic ideas for you and your special someone.
- Teddy Bear Picnic
- Teddy bear picnic and teddy bear picnic games - Family fun and a terrific birthday pary theme!
- Fathers Day Picnic
- Give your dad a fun-filled day spent outdoors with the ones he loves. Give him a Fathers Day Picnic.
- Mothers Day Picnic Ideas
- Instead of flowers or chocolate, treat Mom with a Mothers Day picnic. We'll show you how! Plus! Mother's Day picnic gift ideas.
- Winter Picnic Ideas
- How to plan a great winter picnic - don't let the cold weather stop you! Gourmet hot chocolate recipes and hot mulled wine and cider to warm your soul! Winter picnic games too!
- Outdoor Games for Family Fun!
- Outdoor games for family fun ... kids games, getting-to-know you games, water games, beach games, frisbee games.
- Fun Picnic Facts and Trivia
- Fun picnic facts and trivia that you may not have been aware of!
- Picnic Baskets, Picnic Coolers and Picnic Backpacks
- Here are some my favourite picnic baskets, picnic coolers and picnic backpacks.
- Picnic Books
- Featuring a great selection of picnic books, featuring everything from planning and preparation to deliciously different picnic recipes.
- Picnic Checklist
- Did you remember everything? Use this picnic checklist before you head out!
- Picnic Safety
- Important tips on picnic safety for an enjoyable day outdoors.
- Alberta picnic sites
- Discover beautiful Alberta picnic sites and walking trails.
- The Eco-Friendly Picnic
- Nature lovers - Learn how to enjoy an eco-friendly picnic and lessen your impact on the environment.
- Mosquito Repellent - How to Repel Insects
- Mosquito repellent methods - How to repel insects so they don't ruin your picnic day!
- Hiking with Kids - Family Hiking made Easy
- Hiking with kids - Tips on making your family hiking trip fun and easy. Equip them with the gear they need and teach them all about kids hiking safety.
- Hiking Gear
- Tips on how to choose the right hiking gear for the best possible outdoor experience.
- Hiking Boots, Shoes and Sandals
- Choosing the right hiking boots may be the most important decision you make for your outdoor adventures.
- Hiking Safety Tips
- Hiking Safety tips, including the Hug A Tree and Survive program - emergency plans for all picnics and hikes.
- Drop Us a Line !!
- Picnic comments? Picnic ideas? Something else you would love to see on this website? I would love to hear from you!
- Healthy Picnics Blog
- This picnic blog will keep you up to date with any additions or changes to healthy-picnics.com - including our newest healthy picnic recipes.
- Links and Resources
- Here are some links to some of my favourite site dedicated to healthy living.
- Pomegranate Iced Tea Recipe
- Pomegranate iced tea recipe, a healthy and refreshing picnic drink.
- Peanut Chicken Pitas Recipe
- Packable and nutritious picnic lunch fare, this peanut chicken pitas recipe is a totally satisfying meal.