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