Learn How to Make Two Healthy Beach Meals

Discover two complete healthy beach meals that you can make quickly. They're refreshing and a perfect meal for a day at the beach. Just remember to store them properly in a suitable container.
Learn How to Make Two Healthy Beach Meals

Last update: 05 October, 2018

One of the best parts of summer, is spending the day at the beach. You arrive early and find a spot near the sea, you then take a swim and lie on your towel. And then, of course, you get to eat your healthy beach meals!

If this seems perfect and you’re planning an outing to the beach, we’ll help you by showing you how to prepare two healthy beach meals for the summer. Remember that the heat can cause food to spoil in a few hours. Always keep food in the shade and refrigerate it to keep it fresh.

Healthy beach meals: fusilli salad and watermelon

The first healthy beach meal is inexpensive, refreshing, and easy to make. To make this dish, we’ve focused on healthy ingredients that are compatible with the heat at the beach. It’s also filling and easy for your body to digest.

fusili salad in a bowl

Main dish: fusilli salad

Start by cooking the pasta, about 3.5 ounces per person. While the pasta is cooking, cut half a dozen cherry tomatoes in half. Add chopped lettuce, pickles, and olives. In addition, you can add other ingredients, such as corn, onions, or carrots.

Finally, add a can of tuna to the mix. This is a simple way of making a healthy beach meal that’s also filling. Be sure to keep the following points in mind:

  • Don’t use prepared sauces. These sauces don’t keep well in the heat. Remember to be careful when eating food that isn’t stored in a refrigerator. We’ll explain more about this below.
  • Don’t add any dressing until it’s time to eat the salad. We recommend that you store the dressing in another container and add it when you’re about to eat. This way, the salad won’t absorb the oil and make the vinegar’s flavor too intense.

Dessert: watermelon

If there’s a fruit that’s emblematic of summer, it’s watermelon. It’s refreshing, purifying, and low in calories. If you’re going to go to the beach alone, put a few pieces in a container and store it in a cooler.

If, on the other hand, you’re going with others, then you can take the whole watermelon with you. It’s the best way to conserve it and you’ll see that most, if not all of it, will quickly disappear! Furthermore, you’ll have a healthy snack for dessert.

Meat empanadas and yogurt with fruits

This second option for healthy beach meals is more elaborate. If you’re going with friends or family to the beach and you’d like to surprise them with something original, then this is the meal for you.

meat empanadas healthy beach meals

Main dish: meat empanadas

They’re perfect for the beach because they’re easy to carry and you can eat them cold. To make them, start by frying onion and red pepper. Then, add ground beef and a chopped tomato. Finally, when the filling is ready, add a chopped hard-boiled egg and fried tomato.

Spread the filling on a puff pastry square and put another square on top. Seal the edges to close the empanadas. Place in the oven, following the instructions on the puff pastry packaging. You can also cut the dough and make small individual empanadas.

Dessert: yogurt with fruits

To bring this dessert to the beach, you’ll need a cooler. The yogurt should be stored in a cold place to remain edible.

Cut different fruits, but don’t forget to wash them beforehand. Store them in a container to take them to the beach. When it’s time to eat dessert, just open the yogurt and add the chopped fruits. You can also bring cereals.

In conclusion, bringing along healthy beach meals is pretty simple. The only thing you should remember, is to take proper steps to store your food correctly. All you’ll have left to do after making these delicious and healthy beach meals, is to enjoy your day!

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.