Summertime is well underway, which means the kids are about to be out of school. With that being said, it’s time to take that well-earned paid time off, and head to the beach for a family vacation. If you’re like many, you could bask in the sun and bury your body in the sand all day long, but planning meals can be quite a challenge. These beach-friendly snacks will satisfy your hunger and keep your mind in vacay mode all day long, so make sure you give them a shot.
There’s nothing better than a sandwich on the beach, and they are easy to keep, especially with Ziploc bags and an iced-packed cooler. Keep it basic with ham and cheese or peanut butter and jelly, or prepare the family an extra special treat with pimento cheese and bacon, chicken salad, or even a chicken, bacon, and ranch handheld. These are easy to eat, and they are sure to keep tummies full for hours.
Pre-Cut Apples and Peanut Butter
Apples and peanut butter is such a classic snack, and it tastes even better on the beach. Whether you pre-cut the apples at home or buy the pre-cut, sealed apples from the store, this will make the snack much easier to eat. If your kiddos have a peanut allergy, replace the peanut butter with almond or cashew butter, and it’ll be just as delicious.
Pita Chips with Hummus
Bring your favorite Mediterranean grub along! Hummus is fresh and nutrient-dense, and the pairing with pita chips offers a delectable crunch. You will want to keep this snack cold, so make sure there is room in the cooler. If you are low on pita chips, bring some veggies, like carrots, sliced bell pepper, celery, or raw broccoli.
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Salad in a Jar
If you are a nature of habit, and you eat salads for lunch every day, we have a solution for you. The best way to eat your greens on the go is with a mason jar. From your choice of lettuce to tomatoes, cheese, avocado, protein, or onion, these ingredients can be easily packed. To keep each element from getting soggy, put your salad dressing in a small portion cup, and pour it into the jar when you’re ready to dig in!