On the weekends, my diet seems to take a huge u-turn most of the time. All week, I’m dead set on my routine and then the weekend comes and screws it all up making it that much harder on Monday to get back into the groove of things. During the summer, it’s challenging to make any sensible lunch decision when you are at the beach all day (sometimes drinking) and have limited option to what you bring in your cooler. When I go to the beach, I am there from 11 AM to usually 5 or sometimes 7 PM. It makes for a long day.
Picking up sandwiches on the way to the beach is custom but often I will bring my own to avoid the soggy factor. I bring the ingredients separately in a cooler and make my wrap there. To check out what I bring to eat at the beach watch my newest video featuring my go-to lunch that I bring to satisfy cravings.
My friends usually bring bags upon bags of Cape Cod potato chips to the beach. I’ve been eating them on the Cape since I was a kid and the memories make me crave the salty snack when my feet touch the sand. I try to avoid them because I always lose track of how many I’ve had and feel like the more you eat, the more you want! After recently receiving a box of Popchips to try, I became addicted to the Sweet Potato and BBQ flavors. The bags each have 45 calories so I know how much I’m eating and it satisfies my salty chip craving. I honestly don’t look twice at the Cape Cod anymore.
Naturally, when Popchips asked if I wanted to do a video with them, I excitedly accepted the opportunity. I had never tried the sweet potato before and still have trouble finding it at stores but you can buy most of the flavors at CVS or Whole Foods.
Insider scoop: They have tortilla chips coming out this Fall! I sampled a few flavors and can’t wait to use them with Football tailgate foods! Check shelves in October.
Besides my turkey wrap with a Laughing Cow Creamy Light Creamy Swiss, Boar’s Head Honey Roasted Turkey, Joseph’s Tortilla and sprouts, I also bring with me tons of fruit if I can. Favorites of mine are cherries and grapes! So good and easy to bring on the beach with minimal prep before hand.
Another popular beach treat among my friends is pasta salad. I like to hit up the local grocery store olive bar and pick up some antipasta. I made quinoa at home and mix together for high protein, good-carb alternative to pasta salad. You can of course cut up fresh veggies as well, but the olive bar makes it easier to prep.
I’ve brought salads on occasion to the beach but I always end up getting sand in them or get dressing all over myself. The lack of table makes it hard to eat with grace. What do you bring with you to the beach?