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Easy & healthy bites to take to the beach

A day at the beach—surf, sand and…ugh, greasy food that looks amazing—but leaves your belly seriously hurting. Instead of going for those boardwalk fries, try brown bagging it. Sand in your sammie not exactly your cup of tea? Pack a cooler with these tasty lunch bites—they’ll keep ya feelin’ good all day long. 

Chill chopped salad

Grab a big Tupperware bowl and toss in two handfuls of chopped romaine lettuce. Then, dig through your refrigerator to see what goodies you have lying around. The best thing about a chopped salad is that anything goes. We love slicing up lunch meat or leftover protein from last night’s dinner, hard boiled eggs, avocado, apples, cheese—whatever sounds good and is readily available. Pack a bottle of dressing and you’ve got yourself an instant entrée.

 

Crunch much?

Instead of a bag of chips or handfuls of Goldfish, bring along a DIY trailmix. A few of your favorite nuts—roasted, unsalted or raw—pack a protein and healthy fat punch. Add in dried fruit—we’re digging cranberries and pomegranate—and a hint of something sweet, like cocoa nibs or super dark chocolate chips.

 

Stick it!

There’s just something fun about eating food off a stick. Grab a pile of skewers and get spearing. You can stick to fruit (think: berries, oranges, pineapple, kiwis and grapes), something a bit more savory (like a caprese skewer with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil) or something sweet (like bananas, dipped in melted chocolate and frozen—yum!).

 

What’s your favorite beach eat? Share in the comments below.

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by GL | 2/1/2016
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