We love getting outdoors in all weathers and autumn is no different. It might be a bit cooler, but it’s still warm enough for a picnic after collecting some autumn treasures.
There aren’t many chestnut trees in our area, but there is one in a nearby parkland. So on our way to our picnic we had a look around and found a handful of chestnuts still in their spiky shells. Littlest helped me crack them open to get to the shiny conkers inside. Hopefully we will find some more soon, but the boys were very pleased with their find.
We also added a few acorns and leaves to our treasure hunt and collected a bowl of blackberries on the way to the park. A few may have been eaten on the way!
The boys were quite hungry after cycling all the way down to the park and finding lots of autumnal treasures so we set up the picnic blanket and got all the delicious food out. The boys weren’t particularly patient and dug into the food as soon as I lifted it out of the basket.
We try and keep the boys meals fairly healthy and prefer food that is low in salt and sugar wherever possible. This isn’t always easy as so much childrens food has added sugar.
Yeo Valley Little Yeos fromage frais are a great healthy snack for little ones. They contain creamy organic fromage frais and organic fruit purees with no refined sugar, which is perfect for younger children.
There are also Little Yeos yeoghurts available, which are a little bigger and contain creamy yoghurt, pureed fruit and a tiny bit of sugar.
Without any refined sugar, Little Yeos are great for developing healthy eating habits early on in life. Of course, the fact that they are just delicious tasting helps too!
The Little Yeos clearly went down well with littlest, my little yoghurt thief!
Have you had any picnics this autumn?
* This post is in collaboration with Little Yeos.