Out of all of the stuff you need to pack to ensure a successful day at the beach, the supplies that will most influence the mood of your group are likely to be those of the edible variety. But effectively anticipating the snacking whims of your crew is often an impossible task, especially when you're locked in location for the day.
The trick to mastering the beach snack pack is using core ingredients that can be combined in multiple ways. Keep reading here for some easy ideas that will help you add some healthy variety to your beach snack menu while also avoiding the vague and dreaded request for "something else to eat."
Nuts (Almonds, peanuts, cashews)
Apples and/or Grapes
Dried Cranberries and/or Raisins
By relying on just a few key foods to create multiple snack ideas, you benefit yourself in several ways. You'll save time and money and cooler space, all of which are desirable. You'll also generate less trash, since everyone will be pulling from the same source rather than opening one individual package serving after another. Finally, by creating snacks that are nutritionally balanced, you'll keep your crew energized and satiated for a longer period of time.
This list alone can be used to pack a bag full of healthy and tasty beach snacks. However, in addition to being independently delicious, the core ingredients above can be combined into easy pairings and then tweaked for individual taste. In this post, we've done the work of thinking through some of the combos for you and come up with the following nine healthy snacks that will make your beach trip better!
A Little Something Extra...
Are you looking for beach snacks that take our list of basic ingredients to the next level? If so, then these last snack suggestions are for you! Although the final three all require some preparation ahead of time as well as a couple of additional ingredients that aren't on the master list, they are totally worth the extra effort.
At the end of the day, the best beach snacks are the ones that will enhance the enjoyment of your family's day on Topsail Island. If your crew prefers recipes that are a bit more involved, you may want to check out our post 10 Picnic Perfect Recipes You Can Eat On The Beach.
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