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Great Summer Snack Ideas for the Beach

Beach season is here! When your plan is to spend the day at the beach, chances are that you are going to get hungry. But, not every snack goes well at the beach. Anything made with dairy will spoil quickly when it’s outside in the heat, and Sandwiches tend to get sandy and gritty. So, if you’re wondering which snacks to pack for your next trip to the beach, try one of these choices instead:

Beef Jerky

Yes, beef jerky is a bit unconventional as a beach snack. But, it is truly a great option. If you don’t like the idea of eating overly-processed dried meat as a snack, don’t worry. This version is homemade, so you won’t have to worry about the added sodium and other preservatives that are in the store-bought versions. What you will get is tons of flavor and protein that will keep you satisfied all day long. 

Chocolate Hummus

If you need a sweet treat while you’re soaking up the summer sun, be sure to bring some chocolate hummus with you to the beach. Eating this hummus is the perfect way to get your chocolate fix for the day. It is creamy and robust and perfect for dipping. It is easy to put together and goes great with cut of fruit for a healthy snack. For an extra-crunchy treat, bring along some John Wm. Macy's SweetSticks for dipping into the hummus, too.

Crispy Kale Chips

Kale is still going strong as a popular food choice. You can hardly go anywhere without seeing it on the menu. Why? It’s so good for you. If you want to jump on the kale bandwagon, then take these crispy kale chips with you the next time you go to the beach. It is a far healthier choice than potato chips.

Blackberry Crumb Bars

The next time you hit the beach, be sure to bring these delicious dessert bars with you. They are bite-sized and the perfect pick-me-up when you need a little extra energy. They are ideal for the beach because they won’t melt in the sun like a chocolate candy bar will.

Fresh Fruit

No trip to the beach is complete without fresh fruit. Make sure to bring melons, strawberries, and cucumbers. Not only are they tasty, but they also help to keep you hydrated as well. If you have a cooler, you can also pack some frozen grapes. They make a great snack that will refresh you when you are hot and sweaty.

Cinnamon Banana Cake

Although it may seem odd to bring a cake to the beach, this one is well worth it. Not only is it easy to put together, it tastes delicious. It is rich and moist with just the perfect amount of sweetness. It is an excellent addition to a fun day at the beach.

Roast Beef Pinwheels

Eating sandwiches at the beach is never a good idea. Bread gets way too soggy way too easily. These pinwheels are a great substitute. They are a great way to have sandwich meat without the mess of bread. They are a snap to put together since they only need a few ingredients. Plus, they are versatile. You can switch out the dressing and meat to whatever suits your fancy. You can also make a variety of pinwheels if you are going to the beach with a large crowd of people.

Coconut Water

When you’re spending a warm day at the beach, you need something cool and refreshing to wet your whistle. Coconut water is the perfect answer. Coconut water is more than just a current trend. It has many benefits that make it a great choice for drinking at the beach. Not only will it quench your thirst, but it is also loaded with potassium, so it will replace what your body has lost through sweating. It is also good for your skin and boosts the body’s hydration level.

John Wm. Macy's CheeseSticks and CheeseCrisps

Sometimes your trip to the beach is planned at the last minute, or maybe you just want to take a snack that takes no time to put together and requires no special packing. It’s times like these when you need to take some John Wm. Macy's CheesSticks or CheeseCrisps with you. These snacks are baked, but still pack a ton of flavor into them. Plus, they come in a variety of flavors. It will be easy to find one to suit your taste. Be warned, everyone will love these gourmet cheese snacks, so be sure to buy extra boxes (or try a big bonus bag)!

A day at the beach should be all about fun and good times. So, the snacks you bring should be stress-free and not clash with the location. The next time you head out to the sand and surf, be sure to take some of these snacks with you to enhance your outing.

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