The 5 Best Beach Snacks to Pack in Your Picnic Basket

Packing food for the beach is an art; it’s finding the perfect blend of treats that are portable, don’t melt easily and keep you satisfied through a day of beach activities. What snacks do all of these?

Here are our final picks for the 5 very best ones.

1. Frozen grapes

If they’re still frozen by the time you tuck in, you have yourself some mini popsicle bites. If they’ve thawed out most of the way, you’re left with cool, crisp grapes.

2. Individual pasta salads

Get a few mason jars and fill them up with a pre-prepared pasta salad. You can utilize fantastic recipes like saucy sesame noodles or black bean & corn pasta salad.
(These pasta salad recipes are especially are prime as they have ingredients that stay good for a good while, even in a semi-insulated lunch box.)

The mason jars are a great way to makes picnic snack portioning & serving easy. Tupperware works too, but the BPAs and chemicals in plastic (especially if sitting in the sun) can be dangerous. Glass, on the other hand, is a much healthier alternative.

3. Homemade Trail Mix

It’s easy to make trail mix personalized to your tastes. Make sure you’re eating your favorite types of nuts, dried fruit and seeds by going to places that offer them in bulk like Whole Foods and Windmill Farms.

Plus, by choosing ingredients yourself, you can make sure to make a trail mix recipe that doesn’t have chocolate, which will melt quickly in the sunshine!

4. Apples & Peanut Butter

The perfect combination of salty and sweet, apples and peanut butter are a fantastic beach snack packed with nutrients and fiber to keep you full until your next meal. Also, it’s just a really delicious combination.

(For an even lower calorie option? Try celery and peanut butter.)

5. Sand Dollar Sugar Cookies

Interested in something sweet that isn’t just fruit? Get DIY the night before with this easy, yet stunning recipe for Sand Dollar cinnamon sugar cookies. This beach cookie recipe uses nothing but a basic cinnamon sugar cookie recipe and some almonds. Your desserts will be the must-Instagram image of the day! Check out the full recipe at this link: http://blog.tuesdaymorning.com/pool-party/

5. Sand Dollar Sugar Cookies

Interested in something sweet that isn’t just fruit? Get DIY the night before with this easy, yet stunning recipe for Sand Dollar cinnamon sugar cookies. This beach cookie recipe uses nothing but a basic cinnamon sugar cookie recipe and some almonds. Your desserts will be the must-Instagram image of the day! Check out the full recipe at this link: http://blog.tuesdaymorning.com/pool-party/

Still deciding which beach to enjoy all this on? Check out our favorite beaches in La Jolla, California at our beaches directory.

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