Top 5 Snack Ideas for the Beach

by Alli

Thanks to Sverve & Smucker’s® for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are my own. #snackation 

My family is enjoying one more beach adventure before we officially wave goodbye to summer and begin our countdown to fall.  I shared plans for our last hurrah when I posted Snacks for End-of-Summer Adventures and mentioned that Walmart is my #snackation destination.  Now it’s time to hit the beach!

Snack Ideas for the Beach

Swimming, riding the waves and having fun in the sun really works up an appetite, so I always like to plan ahead. It’s important to keep the kids hydrated and their tummies happy with easy, on-the-go snack solutions.

Top 5 Snack Ideas for the Beach

Sand and complicated snacks do not mix well, so the trick is to keep things simple.  An insulated tote or small cooler is a great way to ensure that snacks are protected from the hot sun.

Top 5 Snack Ideas for the Beach

1.  Chilled Bottled Water

This one sounds like a no-brainer, but it has to be said.  Make sure the kids take lots of water breaks in the shade.  This is also the perfect time to reapply sunscreen.  I place water bottles in the freezer for a couple of hours before packing the cooler for a day at the beach.

Top 5 Snack Ideas for the Beach

2.  Uncrustables®

Don’t tell, but the grandkids are not the only ones who love Uncrustables.  My 20-something-year-old son is crazy about them.  Sometimes I have to hide them so he can’t eat them all. When we’re on vacation, I buy several boxes.  I like that they are frozen, so I never have to worry about soggy sandwiches.  I place them in the insulated tote and when snack time rolls around, the sandwiches are thawed and ready to eat.

5 Top Snacks for the Beach

3.  Frozen Seedless Grapes

After washing seedless grapes, I place them in a zipper bag and freeze overnight.  I usually serve the frozen grapes when the kids are in the pool area.  Sandy hands and grapes don’t mix well.

4.  Pretzels & Peanut Butter

Jif® to Go® Dippers™ combines pretzels and peanut butter in one convenient package.  I toss several (one for each kid) in the cooler and when it’s time for a snack, I’m good to go.

Top 5 Snack Ideas for the Beach

 

5.  Smucker’s® Fruit-Fulls®

Don’t you love how I snuck 2 fruits in my list of top 5 beach snacks?  The kids really enjoy the apple cinnamon Fruit-Fulls and I love that there are only 2 ingredients – apples and cinnamon – that’s it.  It’s in a squeeze bottle, so this is one of the snacks I take to the beach.

Snacks for the Beach

My top 5 snack ideas will work for any adventure OR for back-to-school lunch ideas.  To find more great snack ideas, be sure and visit MySnackationDestination.

Top 5 Beach Snacks

What’s your favorite on-the-go snack ideas?

 

 

 

 

29 comments

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) September 2, 2015 - 7:40 am

We practically live at the beach in the summer and we always bring frozen grapes with us. We also usually bring things like pretzels and goldfish crackers.

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Annemarie LeBlanc September 2, 2015 - 8:49 am

Bottled water is very important to have with you anytime, anywhere. For snacks on the go, I always go for Uncrustables. I love that it is so filling and tastes really good.

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Jeanette September 2, 2015 - 10:32 am

Sounds like a fun day! We don’t have a beach close to us, but we bring these snacks with us when we go on road trips!

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle September 2, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Uncrustables are always a great snack option. They’re fully self contained, and kids love them.

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Megan Elford September 2, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Here’s what I love about this snack list: it’s all healthy stuff! And because everything is kid-sized and kid-friendly, they won’t even know that they’re eating well while out and about 😉

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lisa September 2, 2015 - 1:40 pm

We love frozen seedless grapes! They’re like a dessert more than anything and so refreshing! I like to take any snack that won’t stick to sandy hands and is easy to clean up at the beach.

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jo September 2, 2015 - 3:05 pm

Chips! I know it’s not healthy. LOL. I haven’t tried the snacks you mentioned besides water. Hahaha. i guess I should start looking for small pre-packaged snacks next time. They would work great as school snacks.

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Zan September 2, 2015 - 6:48 pm

I have to admit, I have never heard of uncrustables. But the wrapper looks like something I have seen and even eaten long time ago, so maybe I have seen them. And frozen grapes? I have never felt froze grapes before but now I see why you would for long trips. You always have some great ideas!

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Alli September 3, 2015 - 4:08 pm

We are at the beach this week and I had frozen grapes for lunch. Yes, you actually eat them frozen. They are so creamy and delicious. 🙂

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Liz Mays September 2, 2015 - 7:42 pm

Oh we’ll have to try some of those Fruit-fulls. That sounds like a great picnic or travel snack. We’ll be hitting the beach soon!

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Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly September 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm

It is so sad to say that I did not get to visit the beach at all this summer! It’s been so busy I haven’t gone away, so needless to say when it gets freezing cold in winter I am going to plan a tropical vacay! And a beach day is not complete without the right snacks! 🙂

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Alli September 3, 2015 - 4:07 pm

The BEST time to visit a tropical location is in the dead of winter. 🙂

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rika September 2, 2015 - 9:25 pm

we love smucker’s . My kids and I always get hungry. Our favorite snack is fruit pouches. I visited the beach once this summer. I met my old friends and her kid

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Felicita Moncada September 2, 2015 - 9:50 pm

I live in Florida so we go to the beach pretty often! I love these ideas and they are easy to grab and go! Now messy containers

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Ron@awesomedesserts September 3, 2015 - 12:16 am

Great ideas! This will come in handy the next time we hit the beach, thanks for sharing.

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Astrid September 3, 2015 - 6:14 am

These are some great ideas. I love the idea of pretzels and peanut butter in particular. And oh, love seedless grapes!

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Sandy KS September 3, 2015 - 11:53 am

My family does not like #4 the peanutbutter and pretzel combination. They do like all the others you have listed. I think I can work with bringing peanutbutter and crackers. As a substitute.

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Uplifting Families September 3, 2015 - 1:15 pm

These snacks sound delicious. I’ll have to pick up some uncrustables. I haven’t introduced my youngest to them yet. I know my older kids enjoy them.

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Chubskulit Rose September 3, 2015 - 5:55 pm

Your family is so lucky to have someone like you who really puts too much care in everything for them. Love these ideas.

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Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green September 3, 2015 - 6:37 pm

Great snack ideas, my kids love grapes. I never thought to freeze them for them.

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Ann Bacciaglia September 3, 2015 - 7:29 pm

I always freeze water bottles to take to the beach. It is a great way to keep the water cold all day. I pack lots of snacks and a few toys.

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ricci September 3, 2015 - 11:06 pm

These are all great snack options for the beach!! I love something light and filling and these are all great!!

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lisa @bitesforbabies September 4, 2015 - 6:18 pm

These are definitely some great beach snacks! I spent the entire summer on the beach with the kids and alternated mainlu between fruit, cookies, and yogurt…simply because they only wanted those! lol!

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Yona Williams September 4, 2015 - 8:47 pm

Seeing this makes me sad that we did not pay a visit to the beach this summer. Cold drinks and fruit-related snacks make excellent take-alongs for a beach trip.

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Ashleigh Walls September 4, 2015 - 9:14 pm

What a brilliant idea with the frozen grapes! Love those Smuckers snacks.

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai September 7, 2015 - 12:28 am

The boys look like they had a blast, and were very happy with their snacks. 🙂 What Fun!

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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Sarena September 8, 2015 - 12:14 am

These all sound like great snack ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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Logan Can September 8, 2015 - 12:35 pm

I’m 27 years old and I love uncrustables! haha These are really great snack ideas! I am always looking for new snacks to mix things up for my son. 🙂

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Alli September 8, 2015 - 4:14 pm

My 27-year-old son loves them, too. Now I’m a little depressed that my son is the same age as you and he’s the next to the youngest. 🙂

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