Summer is still here, and that means there's plenty of beach days left! Whether you're planning a day of swimming, sunbathing, or building sandcastles, you'll need to have some snacks on hand to keep your littles (and yourself, mama!) energized.

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Here are some of our favorite snacks for the beach:

Fruit and vegetables. Fresh fruit and vegetables are a healthy and refreshing choice for beach snacks. They're also easy to eat with your hands, which is important if you're not planning on bringing a table or chair to the beach. Some good options include apples, bananas, grapes, carrots, celery, and cucumbers.

Trail mix. Trail mix is a great way to get a variety of nutrients in one snack. It's also a good source of protein and fiber, which will help keep you feeling full. You can make your own trail mix or buy it pre-made. Some good ingredients to include are nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and chocolate chips.

Snack bars. Snack bars are a convenient and portable option for beach snacks. There are many different types of snack bars available, so you can find one that fits your taste and dietary needs. Some good options include granola bars, protein bars, and fruit bars.

Popcorn. Popcorn is a light and airy snack that's perfect for the beach. It's also a good source of fiber, which will help keep you feeling full. You can make your own popcorn or buy it pre-popped.

Crackers and cheese. Crackers and cheese is a classic beach snack that's always a crowd-pleaser. It's also a good source of protein and calcium. You can choose your favorite type of crackers and cheese, or you can buy a pre-packaged snack pack.

No matter what your taste, there's sure to be a beach snack out there that you'll love. So pack a cooler full of your favorite snacks and head to the beach for a day of fun in the sun!

Here are some additional tips for packing beach snacks:

  • Choose snacks that are easy to eat with your hands.

  • Pack snacks that won't melt or spoil in the heat.

  • Pack snacks that are a good source of protein and fiber.

  • Pack snacks that are a variety of colors and flavors.

  • Pack snacks that are kid-friendly.

  • With a little planning, you can pack the perfect beach snacks for a day of fun in the sun.

beach snacks for the whole family, kids, toddlers, moms, dads

Here's an easy list of food items to pack as beach snacks:

  • Grapes
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery Sticks
  • Snap peas
  • Pretzel rods
  • Snack bars
  • Coconut water
  • Apple slices
  • Oranges
  • Blueberries
  • Cookies!
  • Graham crackers
  • Dried fruit and seaweed
  • Popcorn

Let us know what snacks are your go-tos for beach days with kiddos! Thanks for reading, and check back soon for more helpful tips and writings from Kindhood!

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