Posted on July 04 2014
Packing for the beach today? Looking to bring a snack that won't melt, get sticky, crumby or even worse make you feel bloated? (Who wants to feel bloated while rocking their Kalloné bikini or trunks, right?). Although a cold beer and chips might be a classic beach snack it definitely isn't the healthiest. However, as much as we'd love to bring a nice fresh salad chances are by the time lunch rolls around you'll be tasting sand not salad dressing. To avoid these problems indulge in one of our top 7 healthy yet sand safe beach treats:
1. FRUIT SKEWERS
Make skewers out of your favourite fruits and pack them in the cooler! That way mid-beach day even when you're wet and sandy your hands won't touch the actual fruit.
2. HOMEMADE SNACK BARS
Although many "snack bars" sold at the grocery store (specifically the ones dunked it chocolate) may taste good, chances are they will melt in your beach bag. Whip up a batch of these homemade unbaked healthy snack bars the night before and put them in a container to avoid melting.
Lay these ingredients into a regular cooking sheet:
- 5 tablespoons of oatmeal
- 3 tablespoons of sunflower'sseeds
- 2 tablespoons of sesame's seeds
- 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
- 2 tablespoons of raisins
- 3 tablespoons of honey
Freeze and cut into bars!
3. YOGURT AND BERRY POPS
Just like you eat at breakfast! Throw a container of yogurt and berries into a popsicle mould and throw it in the freezer the night before your planned beach day and have it ready to eat by snack time.
4. CLASSIC PB & J
Quick and easy peanut butter and jam sandwiches are always a hit! These sandwiches are a crowd pleaser and can be cutback on calories by swapping regular peanut butter for natural peanut butter. Mmm!
5. FRUIT/ VEGGIE SMOOTHIE
Get your fruits and veggies in for the day with a big fruit and vegetable mix smoothie. Easy to bring to the beach and with a proper smoothie cup, sand-free too! Try this recipe out:
- 1 banana
- 1 LARGE handful baby spinach leaves
- 1 large carrot or handful of baby carrots
- 1 orange (peeled)
- 1/2 can unsweetened pineapple chunks with half the can of juice
- 1 cup fresh or frozen berries (any kind)
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup any kind of juice
- 4-6 ice cubes (more or less depending on consistency preference)
6. VEGGIE CHIPS or APPLE CHIPS
A great substitute for potato chips are the assortment of veggie chips and apple chips sold today. With less than half the fat, sodium and calories these chips are great to snack on too!
Pistachios (or sunflower seeds) are also a great treat and healthy snack for the beach grab a handful to get yourself energized for the day. They are tasty and before you know it the bag will be gone!