Planning a beach picnic this summer? These healthy recipes are perfect for enjoying oceanside!
BLT pasta salad
This BLT pasta salad makes a great salad that everyone can dig into. Make a double batch and serve in a large container with a serving spoon so everybody can help themselves!
Wraps are a perfect lunch or dinner on the beach. And these fajita wraps are no exception. They are a delicious way to fill up while you get some vitamin D and vitamin sea!
Avocado quinoa salad
Quinoa salads are a wonderful option for eating at the beach. These make-ahead dishes are perfect for serving to a crowd of beach-goers. Try this avocado quinoa version.
Cajun chicken wraps
Here’s another wrap that will be perfect for a meal at the beach. These Cajun chicken wraps are great to make for a crowd and travel well if properly packed.
Mexican chicken skewers
Skewers are perfect for the beach. You can make them ahead of time, or grill them at the beach if a grill is available to you. These Mexican chicken skewers are perfect for just such an occasion!
Air fryer teriyaki chicken kabobs
While you won’t be dragging your air fryer to the beach, these air fryer teriyaki chicken kabobs are a wonderful make-ahead dish that is easy to pack and serve at the beach.
These cheese kabobs may be perfect for school lunches, but for the summer crowd, they are an excellent beach picnic food as well!
Watermelon salsa is perfect for making ahead of time and storing in a cooler for the beach!
Clean-eating tuna pinwheels
While you’ll definitely want to keep these in a cooler, they are a fantastic finger food for the beach.
chickpea basil quinoa salad
This chickpea basil quinoa salad is filled with delicious, fresh basil flavor that screams summertime and sunshine. Yet another salad that is perfectly scoopable for serving your beach-going crowd.
Apple grilled cheese sandwich
If you are grilling at the beach with charcoal, these fire pit grilled cheese sandwiches are the perfect prep-ahead and cook-at-the-beach meal!
Fish foil packets
Fish foil packets are another perfect way to grill up your day’s catch right on the beach. You can prep ahead or pack them up with a freshly cleaned catch beachside.
Vegetable pasta salad
This vegetable pasta salad is a wonderfully light and healthy pasta salad that pairs well with anything else you may want to enjoy at the beach. It’s easy to pack up and serve, and there are no meat products, so it will last a little longer sitting outside your cooler.
Buffalo chicken sandwiches
If you don’t mind making the meat before you head off to the beach, these make a wonderfully quick and easy meal at the coast. Bring supplies and assemble them at the beach to avoid any soggy bread.