Last time I went to the beach, we stopped by the grocery store to grab lunch and I ended up with breaded fried chicken. I'm planning a trip for this weekend and I don't want to repeat that lunch.
I'm planning to bring some fruit and veggies, but I am trying to think of something more substantial to chow down on after swimming in the ocean as I'm always hungry when I get back to my towel.
What is a good, paleo-friendly, finger-food lunch that can be eaten on the beach? Wind and sand (and seagulls) are factors to take into consideration...anything too light WILL fly away and sand is guaranteed to be an ingredient. 8)
I work on the beach as an ocean lifeguard and my staple noshes include: nitrate free jerky, fresh fruit, dried fruit from trader joes, avocados, guacamole, lettuce wraps with nitrate free meats, grilled chicken, almond butter and banana (dip banana into almond butter or make sliced banana's with almond butter and fresh jelly sandwiches), you can do some paleo alchemy and create your own trail mix from mixed nuts, dried fruit, fresh rotisserie chickens are great too. Options are endless!
Oreo cookies. The frosting between the cookies melts in the hot beach sun. No doubt that Grok ate Oreos on the beach. This is what my mom did in the 80's because they are low in fat and cholesterol so they must be ok.
Edit: sorry. the above was slanted humor to elucidate a point but I suppose it's not actually very helpful. i don't really think oreos are ok. lol.
My top picks for beach snacks:
parmesiano reggiano cheese (a very hard and dry cheese that probably would resist melting)
Just spent a week at the cottage, day boating trips to the beach.
One day we bbq some ribeyes, wrap in tinfoil. Added some raw veggies, made some guac and hardboiled eggs and bobs your uncle.
Another day we brought hot italian sausages, mustard and hardboiled eggs.
Everything was delicious cold and the steaks were still warm and melt in your mouth. Just bring what you enjoy.
You can pre-make some asparagus wrapped bacon, that's always nice.
(Again) Hard boiled eggs.
For dinner once I tried making paleo friendly shepherds pie cupcakes, which I guess would be shepherds cupcakes? Basically I cooked ground beef, filled cupcake wrappers (? I had a blank on what theyre called) a quarter full with a mix of coconut flour/eggs, then filled in some ground beef, topped it off with some more of the "batter," topped THAT off with pureed sweet potato, and BAM! Cute ol' finger food.