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Beach Foods

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

One thing I will be trying to do more 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.  Grapes, strawberries, melon and blueberries are our favorite fruits to make into kabobs!

  2. Veggies in a Jar – Making veggies in a jar is such an awesome way to pack vegetables for the beach. You can make carrots and ranch, celery and peanut butter, hummus and broccoli or anything else that your family enjoys. You can make a dipping jar for each person in your family. These jars are easy to store and you won’t have to worry about getting sand inside.

  3. Jelly Rolls – I love to make jelly rolls for the kids.  They are a fun finger food that they will be sure to eat.  Roll out some bread to make it flat, add your ingredients like jelly, peanut butter, nutella and then roll them up!  These would be a lot of fun to make and kids will love them. Cut them up before you leave for the beach and store then in a plastic container with a cover and the sand won’t get inside!

  4. Petal Pushers – Use some flower shapped cookie cutters and cut out some “petals” from fruit.  Try using pineapple, melon and water melon.  You can get creative with other fruits and add blueberries or grapes to the middle of the flower.  If you are taking them to the beach just put a toothpick through them to hold them together. You can use any kind of fruit your family enjoys. Make sure to store them in a plastic container covered so the sand won’t get inside!

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