Summer is almost here! And so is beach weather, and there’s nothing worse than being hungry and/or bloated at the beach while you’re trying to get your tan on. So to help you beat the bloat and stay fueled, I’ve selected 8 easy to prepare, bloat-free beach snacks that you can easily take with you to keep you both hydrated and fueled while you get some sun this summer.
8 bloat-free beach snacks:
- Watermelon: Watermelon makes a great snack for the beach because it has high water-content and is a good source of magnesium (an electrolyte that’s also important for overall health), and anti-cancer lycopene. Have watermelon on its own as a snack or as part of a salad.
- Green juice: Green juices that are low in fruit, and also low in veggies like cabbage and kale (because they can be bloating and gassy) can be a great, hydrating snack for the beach. Try one of my favorite green juices by making this recipe:
- 1 apple, cored
- 1 handful spinach
- 1-inch ginger
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/2 lemon, peeled
- Nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews): Nuts are a great beach snack because they require no prep and no refrigeration. They’re easy to tote with you and contain healthy fat that is satisfying and can keep blood sugar stable and cravings at bay- all which is helpful in preventing bloat at the beach. Skip the nut mixes with dried fruit though- they can be sources of more sugar than you realize and can also cause gas (yuck!).
- Seaweed and avocado wraps: Seaweed is often overlooked as a snack because it doesn’t contain many satisfying calories, but it is a source of thyroid-healthy iodine and it’s easy to find and tote around with you. To make it an even better snack, wrap sliced avocado up in your seaweed strips for a more balanced and de-bloating snack (remember healthy fat is great for balancing blood sugar and also for preventing bloat).
- Sliced cucumber and celery: Veggies like these are low-maintenance and easy to bring with you and are great sources of hydrating fluid as well as electrolytes- like potassium and a little bit of sodium.
- Pineapple and mango: Pineapple and mango are great beach snacks- because you can slice ahead of time and bring in a sealed container, and because both pineapple and mango are hydrating and contain digestive properties that can help to fight bloat.
- Low sugar almond balls: These protein balls are my favorite and they’re super easy to make, so they make for a great beach snack. Get the recipe here.
- Lettuce-less salad: Lettuce in hot weather means a wilted lunch (and quick), but when you remove the lettuce and instead make it from hydrating veggies like cucumber and tomato, it serves as a source of hydration and stays nice and fresh for the beach! Make a simple avocado, tomato and cucumber salad with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon for a great lunch or snack option at the beach. Try this cucumber tomato salad!
Looking for more ways to de-bloat? Check out this blog post for more information!