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Victoria Day Picnic

I’m so excited for the Victoria Day long weekend coming up May 17-19. It’s such a great opportunity to spend time with the family! My family and I try to always make an effort to do something together.

Some great ideas for family activities are having a picnic or going on a bike ride. Here in Toronto it looks like the weather is going to be sunny, and mild – which is great!

Some great tips for a family friendly outing are:

  • Eat a good breakfast before leaving – oatmeal is a great choice!
  • Bring sun protection – hats, sunscreen, sunglasses
  •  Don’t forget the water – remind your kids to drink
  • Bring finger foods to eat – sandwiches, cheese and crackers, and pre-cut fruit
  • Prepare to clean up; messes happen – wipes, paper towels, plastic bags

This type of outing is easy to do even if your child is really little. Travel to your neighbourhood park, or try one new that’s just a little bit further away.

A great snack to bring along with you is our Kidco Kitchen Trail Mix!

 

Kidco Kitchen Trail Mix

*Makes 6 Portions

What you need:

-       ½ cup shredded coconut

-       1 ¼ cup Shreddies

-       1 ¼ cup Cheerios

-       ½ cup raisins

What to do:

  1. Make sure to wash your hands before you begin.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Toast shredded coconut until brown - approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Turn the coconut over and bake for another 5 minutes. Keep your eye on the oven. Allow to cool.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients and serve.
  4. Portion with 1/2 cup per person.

 

Cheers,

 

Chef Lisa Ruscica

Chief Food Ambassador

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