· By Kenneth Lin
25 Easy and Delicious Beach Snacks Everyone Will Love
When it comes to beach days, there's arguably nothing better than the feeling of sand between your toes and the sound of waves crashing in the background. But no beach trip is complete without some yummy snacks!
Whether you're planning a day of sand and surf with your family or packing snacks for a beach-themed playdate, we've got some fun, easy ideas that will keep everyone energized and happy.
1. Fruity Freezer Popsicles
Freezer popsicles are an easy way to keep your kids hydrated and satisfied during those long days at the beach. All you need is a bag of frozen fruit such as strawberries, mangoes, peaches, raspberries, or blackberries (you can mix and match), a blender or food processor, yogurt, honey, and popsicle molds.
Simply blend the frozen fruit with some yogurt until it's smooth, then add a drizzle of honey for sweetness. Put the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. In the morning, you'll have delicious fruity treats ready for your family to enjoy at the beach!
2. Baked Banana Chips
Baked banana chips are a healthy and delicious way to get your loved ones energized for a day at the beach. Start by slicing a banana thinly and tossing it with some melted coconut oil.
Spread them out on a baking sheet and bake them for about 20 minutes at 375°F or until golden brown. Allow them to cool before packaging them up, and they're sure to be a hit.
3. Cucumber Sandwiches
Sliced cucumbers are another great beach snack for little ones because they're light, crunchy, and full of nutrition. For an extra special treat, turn them into mini sandwiches with cream cheese or hummus, herbs, and spices.
Just spread a thin layer of cream cheese or hummus on one side of the cucumber slices, sprinkle with your favorite herbs and spices like dill or paprika, and top with another slice of cucumber. Yum!
4. Frozen Grapes
This one is super simple but very effective. Put some grapes onto a baking sheet and place it in the freezer for about an hour until they are frozen through.
Once chilled, transfer them into an airtight container and pack them up for your beach adventure. Frozen grapes will keep everyone cool and refreshed while giving them a tasty snack that is not too sweet but still satisfying. Plus, they are healthy too!
5. Seasoned Pretzel Snack Bags
Pretzels are always a great beach snack for both kids and grown-ups alike — but if you want to take things up a notch, seasoning your pretzels can make this snack even more interesting. Any type of pretzel will work, but most stores have mini pretzel "sticks," which are perfect for packing in a beach bag.
Simply choose a few seasoning mixes of your choice, pour your seasonings into separate bags, add some pretzels to each, and shake them up. Cinnamon sugar, garlic and onion powder, or chili powder and seasoned salt are a few great ideas, but the sky’s the limit!
You can also dip your seasoned pretzels in hummus or nut or seed butter for an extra boost of protein.
6. Veggie Skewers
Veggie skewers are a fantastic way to get your picky eaters excited about trying new produce. Start by cutting up some bell peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes.
Place the vegetables on wooden skewers, then brush with some olive oil, garlic powder, and salt. Grill for about 10 minutes, or until lightly charred, then let cool before packaging them up.
Your kids will love munching on these healthy and delicious treats — especially if you have something to dip them into, like ranch or hummus!
7. Sandwich Kabobs
For a more playful take on classic sandwiches, try sandwich kabobs! Cut any type of bread into cubes, then have your little one assemble them onto wooden skewers with any kind of filling they like — think mini PB&J sandwiches made out of toast cubes or mini BLTs made out of rye bread cubes.
For an added kick of flavor, brush each cube lightly with olive oil mixed with herbs such as oregano or thyme before putting them on the skewer. Once assembled, these sandwich kabobs look almost too cute to eat (almost).
8. Banana and Peanut Butter Pinwheels
Banana and peanut butter pinwheels make for a delicious, easy-to-prepare snack that's perfect for the beach. All you need are tortillas, peanut butter, sliced bananas, and honey. Spread the tortilla with a thin layer of peanut butter, then add slices of banana and drizzle with honey.
For an added touch of sweetness, crumble up a BOOP cookie to sprinkle on top, too. Roll up the tortilla, then slice it into pinwheels, and you're done!
9. Frozen Yogurt Bark
This one takes a bit more effort, but we promise — it's worth it! Start with a base layer of plain Greek yogurt on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Then let your kids get creative by adding their favorite toppings like fresh berries, nuts, granola, or mini chocolate chips.
Freeze until solid before breaking it into chunks. Store in an airtight container so you have snacks ready to go when you hit the beach.
10. Cool Ranch Chickpeas
Chickpeas are a tasty way to get added protein and fiber into your beach snacks. To make cool ranch roasted chickpeas, mix together some chickpeas with a drizzle of olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill, and salt and pepper.
Toast in the oven at 400°F for 15-20 minutes for a crunchy, flavorful snack that everyone is sure to love.
11. Fruit and Grain Bars
Who doesn't love a good snack bar? These no-bake treats are easy to assemble and can be customized with whatever ingredients you have in the pantry. Start by combining oats, chopped almonds/peanuts/walnuts, shredded coconut flakes, some pieces of a BOOP cookie, or raisins (or any combination of these).
Microwave peanut butter and honey until liquidy, then add to dry ingredients; mix well until everything is evenly coated. Press the mixture into a parchment paper-lined pan and chill in the fridge — then slice into bars once cooled completely.
12. PB&J Tea Sandwiches
PB&J tea sandwiches are always a hit with kids — and they're perfect for beach days because they don't need to be stored in an insulated bag or container. To make them, cut off the crusts of your favorite bread, spread them with peanut butter and jelly, and cut them into small triangles.
If you want to mix things up for the special beachy occasion, try subbing Nutella or sunflower seed butter for peanut butter and using banana slices or slices strawberries instead of jelly.
13. Lemonade Watermelon Slices
Nothing says summer like fresh watermelon slices and lemonade! Cut up a large watermelon into wedges or cubes and store it in an airtight container filled with homemade lemonade. Refrigerate overnight, and you’re ready to go!
The kids will love munching on them at the beach, and you'll love that they are full of vitamins and minerals. Add a sprinkle of sea salt to your slice for a salty-sweet twist that's sure to keep your little ones coming back for more.
14. Homemade Cheese Crackers
For a crunchy snack that's sure to please, bring along some cheese crackers.
You can make your own cheese crackers by spreading some shredded cheese onto a greased baking sheet (try using cheddar, mozzarella, or Swiss cheese for extra flavor) and baking at 350°F for 10 minutes until golden. Let it cool, then break up the crispy pieces and enjoy.
15. Popcorn Cauliflower
Popcorn cauliflower is a fun and healthy snack that the whole family is sure to love. All you need is some fresh or frozen cauliflower florets, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a pan, then add the cauliflower florets and season with garlic powder and salt.
Cook over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes until the cauliflower is tender and golden, stirring occasionally. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, and enjoy!
16. Bagel Chips
Another easy and delicious snack to bring along to the beach is bagel chips. Simply slice a bagel into thin slices, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with garlic powder, oregano, and salt. Bake until crispy and golden brown, then let cool before packaging them up for the beach.
They're the perfect snack for when your kids get hungry, and you're miles away from the nearest convenience store!
17. Muddy Buddy Mix
Muddy Buddy mix is a delicious, sweet, and salty snack that’s perfect for the beach. Simply combine equal parts of chocolate chips, peanut butter, and powdered sugar in a bowl.
Add some roasted peanuts, a broken-up BOOP cookie, and mini marshmallows for an extra sweet and crunchy texture, then mix everything together. Serve in individual cups and munch away!
18. Mini Pizzas
Who doesn't love pizza? Make it beach-friendly by using English muffins as mini pizza crusts. Top them with marinara sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings like pepperoni or veggies.
Bake in an oven or over an open flame until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Let it cool and enjoy. This easy and delicious beach snack is sure to keep your tiny tots happy and their tummies full!
19. Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Cakes
This one is a real crowd-pleaser. Start with lightly salted rice cakes and spread them with a layer of peanut butter, then top with some mini chocolate chips. For a little more flavor, melt together peanut butter and dark chocolate, then spread it over the rice cakes.
Allow them to cool in the refrigerator for about an hour, then package them up in tupperware containers and store them in a cooler so they stay fresh until snack time at the beach.
20. Beach Day “Pudding” Cups
These beach-themed pudding cups are sure to be a hit with the kids. Start with vanilla pudding or Greek yogurt, then top with crushed graham crackers and a sprinkle of blue-colored sugar.
Finally, add some “waves” to the top with white chocolate chips or mini marshmallows. Serve in individual cups, and enjoy!
21. Kale Chips
If you want to sneak in some veggies at snack time, try making kale chips. Start with washed and dried kale, then toss it with a little olive oil, garlic powder, and salt. Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes or until crispy.
Once cool, break into chunks and store in an airtight container for a crunchy snack that's full of nutrition.
22. Dessert Fruit Salad
This one is sure to be a hit with all the kiddos. Start by washing and cutting up any type of fruit you have on hand — think apples, oranges, strawberries, and bananas. Put them in a bowl, then top them with a scoop of vanilla or honey-flavored yogurt and some chopped nuts.
For a special treat, add some mini marshmallows or dark chocolate chips and a crumbled-up BOOP cookie. Mix everything together and chill in the refrigerator until it's time to hit the beach.
23. Banana Sushi
For a fun twist on traditional sushi, try making banana sushi. Mash together cream cheese, peanut butter, and honey until smooth. Cut a banana into pieces and spread the mixture over each slice.
Dip in toasted coconut flakes and press down gently, then chill for a few minutes before serving. Mmmm!
24. Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
Fruit salsa is a great snack for beach days because it's full of antioxidants and fiber. Make sure to bring along some cinnamon chips for dipping — they make the perfect sweet and crunchy accompaniment!
To make the salsa, dice up your favorite fruits like apples, strawberries, and mangoes and mix them in a bowl with a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with cinnamon chips for an irresistible treat.
25. BOOP Cookies
Last but certainly not least, don't forget to bring some BOOP cookies along with you! These classic and chewy oatmeal cookies are packed with wholesome ingredients like whole grain oats, dates from California, and organic chia seeds. BOOP cookies pair healthy, nourishing ingredients with the wholesome, chewy goodness of a homemade batch.
Plus, they won’t melt in the summer sun!
They're the perfect treat to enjoy after a day of swimming and playing in the sand — and they make a great easy-to-grab snack for the drive home, too!
BOOP Your Beach Day
Beach days don't have to be boring — especially when it comes to snacks! With some creative thinking and careful planning ahead of time, you can create unique snacks that will excite your little ones while providing nourishment at the same time.
From BOOP cookies and frozen grapes to banana sushi and watermelon slices, there’s something here for every taste bud. So get ready for a fun day in the sun with these easy and delicious snacks that everyone is sure to love!
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