Rather than doing another What's in my Beach Bag post I thought I would share with you the things I like to take with us to the beach. Now, where I live we don't really have a beach, but we have sand and water and as far as I am concerned that's a beach.
First, I always pack plenty of water. My husband and I are huge water drinkers and being in the hot sun it is essential. Any water with electrolytes is what I grab for and I like the squeeze tops. No lid to loose and you don't have to touch the mouth part. We also love coconut water. It's extremely hydrating and great for you.
Second, I like to have fresh fruit, vegetables and pretzels with hummus for snacks. A nice healthy option to keep my appetite satisfied. The hummus has protein and the cup is small enough that you are not overloading on sodium. I always keep in mind that you will be in the hot sun and you want things that will replenish your body. Filling up on a lot of salty foods and things that don't really make you that full will dehydrate you faster.
Third, I pack some sort of treat. As you can tell I have some Nutter Butters. I also had some Chips Ahoy bites. You have to live a little.
Fourth, I pack sandwiches or something for a lunch. After swimming I want something that's going to give me a boost of engery and by the time I have played a little it's lunch time. Chicken from the deli is great. I like the baked chicken so when it's cold I don't have the hardened grease.
For the things that I pack that don't really go in the cooler are:
- Napkins, plates & flatware
- Extra bag for trash
- Wet Ones or Baby wipes to wipe off the sand and clean your hands before you eat
I found these napkins at the grocery store and was so excited to get them. What a perfect find.
It's always so exciting to pack up a picnic and go somewhere to relax whether it's on the beach, in the park or on top of a mountain. I hoped this gave you some new ideas for your next outing.