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Healthy Grab-And-Go Snacks to Take to the Beach

What better way to enjoy the sun than going to the beach? Just picture it: making sand castles, putting on sunscreen, dipping your toes in the water, listening to crashing waves, and children’s laughter… and nibbling on healthy Awaken180°-approved snacks, of course!

Ready-to-Eat Snacks

Let’s face it, your food options are often limited once you’re actually at the beach, but while you’re driving there, it’s not too late! You still have time to get something good at many stores that could count towards your daily vegetable and protein intake. 

You could even order a bunch from Amazon and stash them for a rainy day or an impromptu adventure. These snacks require no preparation at all–grab ‘em last minute and go.

Veggie snacks that count as 1 cup of veggies:

  • Oh Snap! Pickles
    • Found at: Amazon, 7 Eleven, Hannaford, Walgreens, Shell Gas Station, Target, CVS, Walmart, Sam’s Club
    • Program-program approved flavors: Dilly Bites, Hottie Bites, Gone Dilly, Hottie Hoppin Jalapenos, Pretty Peas, Cool Beans
    • 1 serving is equivalent to 1 cup of everyday veggies
  • GimMe Snacks Extra Virgin Olive Oil Roasted Seaweed
    • Found at: Amazon, Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, Target
    • 1 packet is equivalent to 1 cup of everyday veggies
  • Wholly Avocado Minis
    • Found at: Amazon, Market Basket, Stop & Shop, Target, most grocery stores
    • 1 mini cup equals 1 cup of your limited veggies

Protein snacks that count towards your animal protein intake:

  • Epic Uncured Hickory Smoked Bacon Bits
    • Found at: Amazon, 7 Eleven, Hannaford, Walgreens, Shell Gas Station, Target, CVS, Walmart, Sam’s Club
    • 1 serving (9 pieces) is equivalent to 1/2 ounce of your animal protein serving
  • Epic Pork Rinds
    • Found at: Amazon, Target, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s,      CVS
    • 1 serving is 6-11 grams of protein (depending on flavor)

Psssst: If you have one of these protein-rich snacks, make sure to eat near the lower end of your animal protein intake at dinner! 

Snacks You Can Prepare

If you’re too excited to sleep the night before your beach trip, prepare these recipes instead:

Egg Salad in Boston Lettuce Cups

Put these lettuce cups in a tupperware container and throw it in the cooler for a crunchy, cold, hand-held lunch by the sea! You could substitute the eggs with tuna as well.

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/3 cup of Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo
  • 1-2tsp Yellow Mustard
  • ½ TSP lemon juice
  • 1 TSP pickled relish
  • ½ stalk celery, minced (about 1/3 cup)
  • ½ small red onion, minced
  • ½ TSP sea salt and ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 TBSP chopped chives or scallions
  • Paprika for Garnish
  • 1 head of Boston Lettuce, leaves removed from head, washed and dried

Instructions:

  1. Remove eggs from shell and add to medium size bowl
  2. With a potato masher or fork, mash up eggs
  3. Add mayo, mustard, lemon juice, relish to eggs and mix until fully incorporated
  4. Add celery and onion to egg mixture and mix thoroughly
  5. Add salt and pepper and season to taste
  6. Add chives or scallions and gently mix in
  7. Place about ¼ – 1/3 cup of mixture in a lettuce cup and enjoy!

Lime Spinach Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz water
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 Awaken180° packet of Vanilla shake/ pudding
  • 1 mini serving of Wholly Avocado
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. Blend and take with you in your shaker bottle! 

Let’s hit the beach with a smile, a sense of adventure, and a bag full of healthy and delicious grab-and-go snacks! Here’s to many more beach days filled with joy, wellness, and unforgettable memories. As an Awaken 180 member you have access to our full Recipe Portal with thousands of delicious recipes to help you on your weight loss journey. If you are interested in learning more about our science-based nutrition plans which are tailored to your individual needs, talk to a coach today!