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 would bring hard boiled eggs, already peeled, to make it easier and some bacon.
I also always carry whatever my current version of Paleo Trail Mix is. This week it is unsweetened organic coconut flakes, raw macadamia nuts and dried unsweetened pineapple.
If you have an insulated bag, maybe bring some guac w/ plantain chips & raw veggies. I like the rotisserie chicken idea- Harvestland brand is gluten free; I've only seen them at my local BJs though.
I love ceviche at the beach. It's cold, satisfying and has lots of good fats. Just pack it in a plastic container and then an insulated bag or small cooler.
Ok now you have me dreaming of summer, thanks a lot!
I live on a beach so sand and seaguls are part of daily life (as is the wind of course!)
Boiled eggs, cubes of meat and cheese and a little stick thing to stab them with.
Or meat rolls....rolled up thin steak with vegis inside...but these can be messy, but very yummy.
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)