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This week we’re packing up the cooler and the beach bag and hitting the beach with a healthy twist. We all love those salty and fatty snacks, but this week we have all the best in healthy snacks for the beach. Hey, you worked hard for that beach body. Here are the best healthy snacks for your Ocean Isle Beach vacation.

Great Fruit Snacks The Kids Will Love

Frozen Grapes

These sweet treats are easy to make and fun for the kids. They act as an edible ice block in your cooler helping to keep all your other snacks cool and fresh on a hot day. For directions on how to make these Click here.

Banana Chips

Banana chips are an easy and convenient snack for the kids. These hold up great in the heat and are easy to make. Our suggestion is to get some small snack size ziplock bags and have them ready to go for the family. Need directions? Check out the video below on how to dehydrate loads of fresh fruits and veggies.

Watermelon On A Stick

Nothing says summer like watermelon. This tasty treat is not only healthy but perhaps the easiest of all the snacks to make. Just cut up some fresh watermelon and throw in some popsicle sticks and you are good to go. Need to find a fresh watermelon? Check out the Shallotte Farmers Markets in nearby Shallotte, NC.

Homemade Fruit Popsicles

Everyone loves a popsicle, but nobody wants all the added sugar and preservatives that come is store-bought popsicles. The perfect solution to your family’s popsicle craving is to make homemade popsicles. The best part about these cool treats is the almost unlimited combinations of fruits you can choose from. From kiwi to mango or anything else your kids want to try, you’ll find it easy to adapt this recipe.

DIY Dried Fruits & Veggies

Veggie Snacks Everyone Will Love

Chop Salad In A Cup

One of the easiest recipes we came across are these chop salads in a cup. Pure genius. Just make your favorite salad. Chop it up and fill the cup (take out cups work great) and then slide the fork in place of a straw when you’re ready to serve. Simple, easy, and perfect for the kids.

Veggie Sticks & Hummus

Hummus and veggie sticks are refreshing, easy to make, and good for the little ones. Just cut up the vegetables the night before, add your favorite hummus and you are ready to go. One easy way to do this is by taking a cup (much like the salad cup) fill the bottom quarter with hummus and then place the veggie sticks in the cup vertically. Whammo, you have an easy to serve, no muss, no fuss snack for the beach.

Roasted Chickpeas

The best thing about roasted chickpeas is how versatile they are. Whether you want to eat them alone, on a salad, or mixed in with trail mix, they are sure to be a winner with the kids. With 15 grams of protein these parmesan encrusted treats are not only tasty but perfect for noshing on while at the beach.

Three Awesome Beverages For The Beach

Watermelon Strawberry Cooler

Watermelon is great for hydration. When combined with protein punch and the power of chia seeds combined with and the sweet flavor of strawberry, you end up with a drink that can keep both the kids and parents energized and hydrated all day long.


There is really nothing better than water to hydrate the human body on a hot day. It is, in fact, the perfect beverage. One easy thing to do is to freeze several water bottles and throw them in the cooler. This way they act as an ice pack as well as a beverage as they thaw.

Homemade Lemonade

Forget that sugar-laden store-bought lemonade. This healthy recipe includes only fresh fruit, pure water, and natural sweeteners that will both satisfy your sweet carving and hydrate the kids.

Three Things To Avoid


Sodas are loaded with sugar and caffeine, both of which are terrible for you, Soda is known to lead to diabetes, asthma, and a whole host of health problems. However, most importantly they won’t hydrate you on a hot day.

Salty Chips

Potato chips routinely make lists of the worlds worst foods. Why? Besides the huge amount of salt, and high saturated fat content, eating chips actually will make you more thirsty and dehydrated.

Sugary Snacks

Sugary snacks loaded with calories are bad for your teeth, but also causes your blood sugar to fluctuate wildly, preventing you to be at your best during a hot day on the beach. Just like your dentist says, avoid the sugary snacks.

Now all you need to do is book the perfect Ocean Isle Beach vacation. From oceanfront to canal front we have vacation homes in all the best locations on Ocean Isle Beach. Call one of our friendly reservationists today at (800) 727-9222 or click the button below to plan your vacation!

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