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Once the weather turns warm, we like to spend quite a bit of time outside. We haven't cleaned up the backyard this year yet to get it ready for the boys to play all day. So, for now, we're playing in our small front yard and going on lots of wagon rides!
I love being able to eat outside. I believe there's no reason to drag everyone and everything back inside just to eat, so I like to make sure we have some quick lunches that are great for on-the-go outside.
And what better for those hot, sunny days than an ice-cold slushie? This week we grabbed all three flavors of the new Kool-Aid Easy Mix: Cherry, Grape and Tropical Punch. I made up a quick slushie for the boys (and Mom & Dad) to enjoy outside.
- 4 cups ice cubes
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup Tropical Punch Kool-Aid Easy Mix
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- Put in blender.
- Blend until smooth.
The new Kool-Aid Easy Mix makes Kool-Aid even easier to make! To make it from the Easy Mix, you just add water! It doesn't get much easier than that! You can make it in a pitcher or a single glass. At my Walmart, they were under $3 (prices may vary) which I think is really affordable considering it will make 3 pitchers or 6 quarts. With 50% less sugar than leading regular sodas, it's a quick and refreshing drink the whole family can enjoy and Mom doesn't feel guilty about serving!
Who wants to drag a bunch of plates outside for playtime? Not me! A great alternative to plates is food on a stick. Our boys are still too little for me to feel comfortable about handing them a skewer of food, so we make our kabobs using cake pop sticks.
- 8 (1 inch) cubes Velveeta cheese
- 4 Oscar Meyer bologna (halved)
- 8 grape tomatoes
- Slide Velveeta cheese cube onto cake pop stick.
- Use a knife to poke starter hole in grape tomato.
- Slide grape tomato onto cake pop stick
- Fold over one of the half slices of bologna.
- Slide bologna onto cake pop stick.
The boys are able to grab a lunch kabob and keep playing. These are great for taking on our wagon rides because there's no room for plates in there. They can eat their lunch and then toss their stick in the cup holder. Lunch on a stick is always fun!
What are some of your favorite lunches to enjoy outside while playing?
Don't forget to head to Walmart to grab the new Kool-Aid Easy Mix and Pour More Fun!
Which flavor is your favorite?