The Best Gluten-Free Snacks for the Beach

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A trip to the beach isn’t complete without plenty of snacks – especially if you plan on making a day of it! When you’re gluten-free, you may feel that your grab-and-go snack options are limited. But we’ve found that there are plenty of tasty treats to satisfy your gluten-free needs, as well as your urge to munch!

Some of these gluten-free snacks are fine to pack in your beach bag as they are, and others will need a cold environment, so be ready to break out the cooler. Enjoy your picnic in the sand with these yummy gluten-free beach snacks.

1. Fruit
There’s nothing like a refreshing piece of fruit on a hot day! Ziploc baggies of watermelon pieces, orange slices, berries, grapes and cherries will fit snugly in your cooler. Don’t have one? Dried fruit (like apple or strawberry chips) will satisfy your sweet tooth and are great on the go. You can make your own dried fruit in the oven, if you’re extra ambitious!

2. Popcorn
Grab a bag at the grocery store before you head to the beach, or make your own at home and season it however you like. Whether you keep it simple with sea salt or choose a bold spice like paprika, you'll have a healthy snack to munch on as you lounge by the surf. 

3. Sliced veggies with hummus
Pack the cooler with carrots, celery, pepper and cucumber slices to dip in your favorite hummus (store-bought or homemade). Snacking on healthy hummus and veggies will satisfy your appetite, and make for a refreshing and nutritious snack amidst the summer heat. 

4. Trail mix
Trail mix is wholesome and portable, and it makes for quite the tasty and satisfying beach snack. You can grab a package of it, or make your own at home with crunchy nuts like almonds and cashews, gluten-free cereal, and dried raisins or cranberries. 

5. Plantain chips 
A bag of plantain chips is the perfect crunchy beach snack. Plantain chips are a great gluten-free substitute for potato chips – they’re satisfyingly crunchy, slightly salty, and plenty wholesome.

6. Gluten-free rice crackers with almond butter
Almond butter is creamy and delicious, and will satisfy you throughout your day at the beach. Its rich, spreadable texture pairs perfectly with gluten-free crackers, as well as your favorite fruits and veggies. Pack your almond butter over ice, so it maintains its thick texture despite the heat.

At Sundown® Naturals, we fully support your dietary needs, as every one of our supplements is gluten-free, dairy-free, and free of artificial flavors.

Who needs unhealthy beach snacks when you have plenty of choices that are delicious and satisfying? Keep them in mind the next time you head to the beach for a day of sand and surf!