Our Top Healthy Snacks for Your Next Beach Trip!
It’s inevitable to crave junk food as you’re lounging on the warm sand, like a refreshing ice cream cone or bag of potato chips. Eating on the go can be stressful. To add to that stress, while being on the beach, we need to think of snacks that are sand-resistant, easy to prepare, and portable.
No need to stress any longer about what to throw in your beach bag to stay healthy! We’re here to help you pack a yummy and healthy beach snack We’ve compiled a list of our favorite beach snacks below.
No surprise here, fruit is a great snack to munch on at the beach.
Watermelon is a favorite of ours. Though, you have to prepare the watermelon before your beach trip – because who wants to bring a knife (eek), in their beach bag, and slice up some sandy watermelon slices?! Since watermelon is mostly water, it’s a great beach snack for hydrating you after sitting in the sun for hours.
Fruits such as apples, pears, peaches, oranges, cherries, and bananas are great options because they come with their own built-in packaging. Talk about easy traveling - throw one in your cooler or tote with an ice pack!
Rice cakes are a simple and easy snack that can fill you up super quickly! They are low in calories and super-fast to make. The best part is that you can top them with anything for some added protein, such as peanut butter and bananas, jam and nuts, or cheese and cucumbers.
Veggies and Hummus
Hummus is jam-packed with protein and makes for a fabulous dip for numerous veggies. There are so many different flavors and brands of hummus to choose from. Throw some baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, sliced red peppers, and celery into a bag, and a dollop of your favorite hummus to give your veggies that extra kick of flavor!
Chockfull with healthy fats, trail mix is also a great snack to bring. You can buy a premade mix at your local grocery store or get creative and make your own! Most mixes often have chocolate morsels or M&M’s mixed in, a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty! Almonds can also be found in most mixes and are a fantastic source of fiber and protein.
Who doesn’t love popcorn?! Yes, popcorn can be healthy! We’re not talking about the microwavable popcorns bags, which unfortunately are full of unhealthy ingredients. You can air pop kernels on your stovetop at home, using walnut, avocado, or extra virgin olive oils. Add healthier toppings such as peanut butter and fat-free cheese. Don’t feel like popping your own corn? Pick up a bag of Skinny Pop popcorn at your local grocery store – much healthier than a bag of potato chips!
With all these yummy beach snacks, don’t forget to stay hydrated while in the sun! Kick your water up a notch by infusing it with some fruit. Slice up some cucumbers, strawberries, and throw some mint leaves in your water jug for a refreshing revamp!
What’s your go-to healthy snack for your sandy beach days? Let us know in the comments!