Planning a beach day, but don’t know what snacks to pack? Most of us want to feel our best while exposed in a bathing suit, but sometimes the wrong food can make us feel bloated or less comfortable. Well, we got you covered! Check out our list of the 10 best healthy snacks to bring to the beach!
Frozen Grapes: Fruit can be your best friend when it comes to eating a healthy snack at the beach, and there is no right answer as to which fruit you choose. But, grapes are tasty, light, refreshing and have a lot of nutritional value! The hack we want to let you in on, are frozen grapes. Frozen grapes stay cool for a long time, and are the perfect refreshing snack to get through the heat of a beach day.
Skinny Pop: If you crave more of a salty snack, popcorn should be your go-to idea. Skinny pop is low in calories, carbs, added sugars and cholesterol, and is highly recommended for people who like to snack a lot! For a little extra flavor, try adding trader joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning, or the Chile Lime seasoning.
Roasted Chickpeas: Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber, and are even more delicious when they are roasted and spiced. Whether you make them at home, or buy them, they are extremely easy to bring for a quick beach snack!
Seaweed: Seaweed is another tasty treat to crunch on while soaking in the sun! Although these may not necessarily fill you up, they are a healthier alternative when you’re craving something salty. Here are some brands we recommend.
Protein Balls: Protein balls are a fun, fancier, bite size snack to bring on your next beach day! You can buy them, or even make them with very few ingredients. Protein balls are an easy way to satisfy your sweet cravings, and keep you full for a while!
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Cherries: During the summer months, there is a lot to look forward to: the sun, the beach, and the summer fruit! Cherries are easy to pack, refreshing, delicious, have a lot of nutritional value, just may be a little messy to eat. Check out all the health benefits associated with cherries!
Almonds: Almonds are a great snack, if you want something small that will keep you full for longer. In smaller quantities, almonds can be entirely nutritious as they are filled with vitamin E, protein, magnesium and potassium. Almonds are also easy to pack and won’t expire quickly in the sun!
Peanut Butter: Peanut butter, in the right amount, is filled with nutrients and can be paired with many different foods! Before the beach, consider making a peanut butter sandwich with banana slices, or if you are trying to lay off the calories, simply dab some peanut butter on a banana. Peanut butter is great to pair with apple slices, rice cakes or anything else that comes to mind!
Protein Bars: If you are feeling a little lazy, protein bars are extremely easy to transport and easy to munch on at the beach. However, carefully read the nutrition labels on the brand, some protein bars are not as healthy as we like to think.
Cheese stick: Although some may be wary about eating dairy while in a bathing suit, cheese sticks are a convenient and satisfying source of protein! You may need a bag cooler if you’re planning a long beach day, but otherwise cheese sticks are extremely easy to transport and delicious to satisfy you.