Spring break is fast approaching and many of you may have already been daydreaming about spending it at the beach. Who doesn’t want to be on the beach? The soothing sound of the waves, the feeling of the sand when you walk barefoot, the fresh air – everything makes a good relaxing environment and also good for your overall health. To maximize your beach vacation enjoyment, we suggest you forget bringing chips and pack healthy food especially when you have kids around. Here are some of the food you can bring to the beach.

Healthy Lunch Ideas

Sandwiches – Choose whole grain bread since it has more fiber and nutrients. It is highly suggested to use chicken or tuna added with light mayo. If you want deli meats, choose the low sodium ones.

Pasta – This is a great beach food since it is served cold. Also use whole wheat pasta then add tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and grated carrots. Drizzle some olive oil and balsamic vinegar and add chicken for a more complete and filling meal.

Fruit Salad – You can always use fruits that are in season since it is much cheaper. Whatever fruit you may want, add yogurt, granola, and nuts for a more flavorful fruit salad.

Healthy Snacks Suggestions 
  • Dried fruits dipped in almond or peanut butter
  • Nuts / Almonds/ Pistachio
  • Veggie sticks dipped in hummus or Greek yogurt
  • Granola bars
  • Whole grain tortilla chips with black bean dip and/or salsa
  • Whole wheat crackers
Healthy Drinks Options

Water – This should be your top choice. It keeps you stay hydrated and a lot healthier compared to sweetened beverages.

Fruit juices – These are especially good for kids (and adults) who are raving juice fans. For your kids, try to keep the portion of fruit to 4 oz and fill the rest with water.