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12 Great Ideas for Beach-Friendly Fare!

It’s summertime, which means day trips to the beach! One of the best ways to make a beach day successful is to make sure you have beach-friendly fare packed! From snacks to main dishes to desserts, there are lots of great foods that can wait it out in a cooler or picnic basket while you play in the waves. And, if they don’t require plates and utensils, even better! Never fear, just because a food is beach-friendly doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious!

  • Beach-Friendly Food Ideas! 1 of 13
    Beach-Friendly Food Ideas

    These 12 ideas and recipes will be great inspiration for the right foods to pack for your trip to the beach!

  • Healthy Snack Inspiration! 2 of 13
    healthy beach snack ideas

    Snacks are key to a long successful day at the beach! Get inspired with this list of snacks that are healthy, delicious and will keep everyone's energy up!

    See List of Snack of Ideas

  • Rainbow Fruit Skewers 3 of 13
    Rainbow Fruit Kebobs

    Foods on a stick are GREAT for the beach because no utensils are required! These fruit kebobs are refreshing and cute to boot!

    Make Rainbow Fruit Skewers

  • Easy Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken 4 of 13
    Easy Fried Chicken

    Fried chicken always travels well for a picnic or day outside, makes great finger food, and is filling and delicious!

    Make Fried Chicken

  • Pinwheel PB&J 5 of 13
    peanut butter and jelly skewers

    My kids always love a quick peanut butter and jelly sandwich when we are at the beach. I love these pinwheels because they're on a stick and easy to eat. Perfect for a lunch sitting in the sand!

    Make Pinwheel PB&J

  • Berry Almond Chicken Salad 6 of 13
    Almond Berry Chicken Salad

    Kelsey picked up the Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad for a beach day with great success! It lasted the day, was filling and was light and fresh for a hot day at the beach. You can even make your own by combining lettuce, almonds and your favorite seasonal berries. 

    Read more about Berry Almond Chicken Salad

  • Shrimp Rolls 7 of 13
    shrimp sandwiches

    What better food to eat at the beach than seafood? These shrimp rolls are more affordable than lobster rolls, just as a delicious and are ready to get packed up in a cooler for a lunch at the beach!

    Make Shrimp Rolls

  • 10-Minute Hand Pies 8 of 13
    Quick Hand Pies

    These 10-minute hand pies are simple and fun to throw together over a beach fire, and the individual pocket-sized servings are perfect snacking on the beach.

    Make 10-Minute Hand Pies

  • Sand Dollar Sugar Cookies 9 of 13
    sand dollar sugar cookies

    Cookies are always travel well for outdoor meals, and these sugar cookies fir the beach theme perfectly, posing as sand dollars! Just don't get them confused with the real thing! We promise the cookies are tastier. ;)

    Make Sand Dollar Sugar Cookies

  • Brown Butter Salted Blondies 10 of 13
    brown butter salted brownies

    These brown butter salted blondies are scrumptious and travel well!

    Make Brown Butter Salted Blondies

  • Apple Pecan Phyllo Triangles 11 of 13
    apple pecan phyllo triangles

    These phyllo triangles are tasty and also travel well, providing nice-sized individual portions that are easy to eat on the beach.

    Make Apple Pecan Phyllo Triangles

  • Flip Flop Cookies 12 of 13
    flip flop cookies

    There's not much to say about these little cookies than they are picture perfect for the beach!

    Make Flip Flop Cookies

  • Rainbow Cake Pops 13 of 13
    rainbow cake pops

    Like we said before, foods on a stick are great for the beach because they're so easy to eat! These rainbow cake pops are a tasty treat and colorful and festive for a happy beach day.

    Make Rainbow Cake Pops

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