Since the summer season is coming, you and your loved ones are most likely planning to head to the beach. Picnics are one of the best ways for the whole family to gather together and form unforgettable memories, and what better way to cultivate meaningful conversations than through food? For picnics, since everyone will be eating under the sun, it’s important to pack light foods that keep the body hydrated as much as possible. Good food does not have to be unhealthy, and we’ll prove that in this blog post. Here are some healthy snacks you can bring to the beach.
Easy to prepare and easy to consume. When it comes to summer snacks, there’s literally nothing more perfect than fruit skewers. You can mix and match any fruits to your liking, though we personally recommend going for fruits that contain high amounts of water, vitamins, and minerals in order to hydrate your body at the same time. Fruits such as watermelon, berries, and grapes are highly refreshing and can be easily stacked together to form a skewer. We can assure you that this snack will be a hit for both children and adults alike.
Store away that potato chips and gravitate towards this healthy alternative instead. Kale may not be everyone’s favorite food, but who would have guessed that simply sprinkling a little salt and olive oil can instantly change the flavor? All you have to do is cut the kale into smaller pieces, douse in a little salt and pepper or a spice of your preference, and bake them in the oven for a couple of minutes. The result is crunchy chips that will never go soggy and will fool your brain into thinking that you’re snacking on regular potato chips when in fact, it’s vegetables.
For something more filling, veggie wraps are easily customizable as you can add any kind of meat and stuffing of your choice. Carrots, cucumbers, and peppers are some of the common ingredients stuffed in veggie wraps, though you’re free to choose anything you like. Don’t forget to include some protein as well, by adding chicken, beef, pork, or whichever meat you decide on. What’s great about veggie wraps is that if some of your guests are vegetarians or vegans, this snack can also be suitable for them.
Apple and Peanut Butter
Apple and peanut butter is a classic snack that has been around for ages, and for good reason. This snack helps to satisfy your sweet cravings without adding on those additional calories. You don’t have to go for peanut butter in particular. There are many nuts butters out there, such as almond butter, cashew butter, and pistachio butter. Before deciding on which butter to go with, do take in mind your guests’ food allergies or diets. All in all, this apple and peanut butter snack is rich in vitamins, fibers, and healthy fats.
No, you do not have to eat edamame just with sushi. Edamame is one of the healthiest snacks you can bring to the beach yet tastes delicious and is easy to prepare. All you have to do is sprinkle some salt and it’s ready to be served. The light amount of salt helps your body to hold onto water better, which keeps you hydrated for longer as you stay under the sun for long periods of time.