Healthy Summer Snacks for the Beach & Beyond

During the summer, it’s easy to indulge more frequently than you should. Going to summer BBQs, eating out while on vacation and more, it’s good to find all the opportunities you can to choose healthy options. Healthy snacking is a great way to balance out your summer diet while you’re at the beach, going camping or visiting the waterpark.


From sweet to salty to savory, these six summer beach snack ideas will satisfy any craving. You can munch on them whether you’re on the go to your next summer destination or you’re just relaxing on the beach:

1. Personal Veggie Dip Cups

Take some small plastic cups, put in some ranch dressing and chop up your favorite veggies. These personalized cups will easily fit in a cooler to go down to the beach and will be a tasty snack to munch on before you head back inside for lunch.

2. Chocolatey Almond Energy Balls

Make these ahead of time for a tasty, energizing snack for later! Combine oats, peanut butter, honey, dark chocolate, vanilla and chopped almonds. Take a scoop of the mixture and form it into a ball that’s about one inch in diameter. Repeat until the mixture is gone and put them in the fridge — no baking required. If you’re feeling a little worn out from the sun or exercise, eating a few of these will get you back on your feet, feeling energized again in no time!

3. Frozen Grapes

Frozen grapes are a simple and underrated snack! Just stick your grapes in the freezer the night before for a portable, refreshing fruit to munch on. Freezing grapes makes their texture totally different — they feel like a mini slushy after you bite into them. Even if you don’t eat them fast, they’ll still be delicious after they’ve thawed.

4. Veggies & Hummus

Whether you get store-bought hummus or make it yourself, pairing it with some veggies makes for a well-balanced snack that’s great for the beach. You’ll get lots of nutrients and protein that will energize you for the rest of the day.

5. Granola Bars

Store-bought granola bars are easy to transport since they come individually wrapped. They can sit in your bag all day in the sun and still be good to go, even if they get a little bit smashed! You can also make them at home to put in all of your favorite ingredients — try adding oats, dried fruit, pumpkin seeds and whatever else you like! A granola bar will do more than just satisfy your appetite. It will give you the energy you need to do all of your favorite summer activities.

6. Nut’n But Natural Snacks

In the PA Dutch Candies’ Nut’n But Natural brand, manufactured by Warrell, we’ve combined delicious flavors and high-protein snacks in one little pouch! From coconut to pumpkin and more, these snacks are perfect while you’re on-the-go. They’ll fit in any bag easily and are a fast snack while you’re out and about. Whether you’re taking a hike or just need a little pick-me-up while you’re lounging on the beach, these snacks are a perfect choice.

Be sure to check out all of our best snack brands for the summer and the rest of the year, too!

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