Especially since its summer, I'm struggling with the whole "pack a picnic lunch and go somewhere" thing. If there's advanced notice, like I'm meeting friends at a park or the zoo or something and its *not* today I can sorta make it work by going shopping with that in mind.. but its still a struggle to even know what to buy and often times theres a lot of chips, packaged food, deli items.. If I want to be spontaneous, and I LIKE to be spontaneous because some days I'm feeling lazy, and others I'm chomping at the bit to go outside, and I look around the fridge/cupboard for what to bring, I just have no idea.
What do you usually pack?
fruit is a given, so thats easy. kids don't usually like sandwiches and they end up wasted. *i* don't usually like sandwiches but I grudgingly eat them as an alternative to starving. string cheese.. hard boiled eggs.. easy stuff the kids would like. baby carrots/crackers in hummus. I'd bring yogurt if the clean up wasn't such a pain. ds is disgusting :P I'd love to be able to pack a healthy, yummy picnic that I look forward to eating, rather than one thats making me look longingly at the nearest drive thru.