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Best Foods for the Beach

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Top 5 Essential Foods for the a Day at the Beach!

Before you pack a picnic this summer, check out this list of the “best foods for the beach” along with some of my favorite recipes!

#5:  A Snack

Be sure to pack a snack that you can come back to throughout the day at the beach.  These “Sugar and Spice Nuts” are easy to prepare in advance and perfect for a picnic.  Portion in snack size baggies for a grab and go treat.

Keep reading to see the rest of the list!

#4:  A Fruit Salad

We’re not talking just any old fruit salad!  This recipe for “Bella Melone” is a snap to prepare and comes with a wow factor.  A drizzle of balsamic vinegar and dash of black pepper add an element of sophistication to your beach meal.

#3:  A Pasta Dish

A pasta dish that can be enjoyed at room temperature or served chilled from a cooler is another essential food for the beach.  Pick something that everyone will love, like this “Mediterranean Couscous Salad.”

#2:  A Sandwich

You can never go wrong with a really great sandwich while lounging on the sand.  This recipe for “Chutney-Chicken Salad Sandwiches” is one of my absolute favorites!  I love the light and flaky texture of croissant with the crunch from the almonds.

#1:  A Dessert

No picnic is complete without a sweet treat!  Now I know what you are thinking…how on earth do you pack cupcakes for a picnic?  So glad you asked!  Check out my latest “Sound Bite” video tip for the answers:

I hope these recipes and tips help you to plan fun and delicious day at the beach this summer.  What are your favorite foods for a day at the beach?  Chime in below and tell us all about it!

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