Heading to the Beach This Week? Here are 5 Foods that are Perfect for the Beach

Beach Foods

Heading to the Beach This Week?  Here are 5 Foods that are Perfect for the Beach

One thing I’ve been trying to do with my family is head to beach this summer. Playing in the water, building sand castles and looking for sea shells are such fun ways to make summer memories with your children.  Now, the downside of going to the beach is figuring out what to pack for lunch and snacks.  In the past I have tried bringing stuff to make sandwiches and that didn’t work out so well.   My family wasn’t a fan of my turkey sandwich with a side of sand!  I decided that this year I’m going to plan out my beach trips a little better. I’m going to strategically pack food that will be a hit at the beach.

5 Foods Perfect For The Beach

  1. Fruit Kabobs – I love eating fruit at the beach and these kabobs will be a hit with my kids! No more packing up bowls of fruit, I can easily put these together the night before our beach trip. You can even customize these fruit kabobs to each person in the family.

  2. Veggies in a Jar – Such an awesome way to pack vegetables and dipping sauce for a beach outing. You could do carrots and ranch, celery and peanut butter, hummus and broccoli or anything else that your family enjoys. You can make a jar for each person in your family. Easy to store and you won’t have to worry about getting sand inside.

  3. Lunch Box Recipes – I came across this site and just fell in love! There are so many creative lunches to put in Tupperware, lunch boxes or even cute tin boxes. There are 9 different ideas for lunch recipes! I’m sure I could use a few of these on our next beach trip.

  4. Jelly Rolls – This site had several good recipes but my favorite was the jelly rolls. The jelly rolls look like they would be a lot of fun to make and kids would love them. You could add any flavor jelly and even add in some peanut butter.

5. Petal Pushers – These Petal Pushers are adorable and so creative! If you are taking them to the beach I would put a toothpick through them to hold them together. You can use any kind of fruit your family enjoys. These would be really good with watermelon!

Do you have any each Beach Food items you can share with us?  I know there are so many more great ideas!


  1. Rosie says

    These are all great ideas, I want to pursue these much, much more! so much better than buying something, altho a little more preparation! But the nutrition and yumminess are well worth it!

  2. Debbie Welchert says

    What great ideas. We don’t have a beach but we do live right across from a bike trail and park. These ideas would be great for a trip to our park. I love the Petal Pushers, they are so cute.

  3. Christian Alejandro says

    Veggies in a jar sounds awesome!! I always think fruits for summer days, but veggies can be just as good!

  4. Karen Propes says

    Wow, thanks so much, we are heading to the beach later in August and I love your ideas. The fruit kabobs are fabulous, and the jelly rolls would also be awesome. You have helped take the worry out of what snacks to take, thanks so much.

  5. Melissa VandenBerg says

    We live in Michigan so we have beaches all over. These are excellent reminders/ideas of food that travels well to these very sandy places! Thanks for the great ideas!

  6. marissa lee says

    these are wonderful ideals..I love fruits so the Fruit Kabobs it’s a great ideal…thank you for sharing.

  7. sheila ressel says

    Thanks so much for this post! We go out on our boat a lot and are always trying to think of portable foods to take with us and get tired of the same things. There are so many ideas here we now have a variety of choices so we will never be bored.

  8. Lisa Schweizer says

    Thank you for all the great ideas! We live by the water and these all sound so yummy 🙂

  9. Rebecca Parsons says

    These all sound good. The fruit Kabobs are something we do at home to make eating fruit fun.