Beach Lunch: what should you eat?
After literally months of waiting, finally, you can enjoy a relaxing day at the beach.
Yet, even as you are preparing to hit the coast, a number of stress factors pop up.
Well, things like how to best apply your sunscreen, where to park and above all, what to eat.
Sure, you could just pick up something quick and easy at a beach bar or restaurant. But that would probably totally mess-up your eating plan.
If you think about it, why on earth would you wait to be in the position of actually needing food before thinking about availability?
It’s so simple to take some easy-to-keep foods, in a trusty portable fridge or picnic bag, and just tuck in when it is time, sticking to your eating plan 100%.
Eating when you are out and about: 4 things to remember
So, now you need to decide what you are going to take with you.
Putting aside personal preferences, remember that the perfect foods for a quick outside meal have four basic characteristics:
- Keep it light
- Nothing heavy
- Lovely and fresh
Finding foods that correspond to the above list sounds hard?
Here are some top tips for foods to bring on the beach that aren’t heavy, that will keep you trim and respect your lifestyle choices.
1. Green leafy salads
Any foods that you are going to carry need to be easy to pack away and store, besides respecting the four previously-mentioned points.
So what should we prepare for our beach mealtime?
The very easiest answer, of course, is salad!
It’s a super-easy to prepare dish, with leafy greens, fennel, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, olives (or whatever you have that is green and easily available) plus some cheese and maybe a little fruit (apple, pear or something similar).
Salads can be made in hundreds of different ways.
All you have to do is to add what you like most. Just make sure that you keep it fresh and light; be hydrated!
2. Rice or pasta-based salads
So we don’t need to go overboard with quantity, but rice and/or pasta salads are easy to take to the shore. Dress the salad as you wish.
This kind of dish really is the whole deal. You can prepare it way ahead of time, keep it in a container and easily take it to where you need it in an insulated picnic bag.
Make sure that you have the perfect salad by adding a dressing – either with yoghurt or herbs – just before serving (not before, or your salad will literally droop!)
Whichever salad you choose, green and leafy or pasta/rice – you just need to ensure that you choose fresh ingredients and nothing packaged.
And you have just made the most healthy salad possible. Enjoy!
3. Fruit salad and fruit smoothies
Fruit salad is one of the lightest and freshest dishes you can possibly enjoy when at the coast.
To make an awesome fruit salad, just cut up some of your favorite fruits and add some lemon juice to ensure that the fruit keeps well during transport.
Here’s a super tip!
Just chop up some watermelon and slip it into your salad, it’s both refreshing and thirst-quenching.
It’s low in calories and aids mineral salt absorption.
If you are not a fan of chunks of fruit, then opt for a smoothie – it’s a super-punch of healthy ingredients, rich in vitamins, and brings the very best of both fruit and veggies!
Or you could go for the Banana Split flavored drink. Take it as a part of your Tisanoreica diet.
4. Chicken and avocado sandwiches
Let’s face it. Most people make a superfast sandwich or baguette that is easy to take to the coast.
If you can, avoid processed meats, and add chicken, maybe with vegetables and avocado.
White meats are, generally-speaking, light.
So just add super-foods such as greens and avocado which will get you the very best packed-lunch in town.
5. Fish skewer
Prepare some fish kebabs. Skewers with fresh fish may be just the very best way to make a dish that is fresh, light and very tasty.
Try some fresh fish as it comes in from the sea or ocean. Improve it with a marinade of garlic, oil, parsley and oil,
6. Greek Tzatziki
If you want to stay super-light and just have a snack for lunch, then this is for you.
Jump straight into Greek Tzatziki.
Cut seasonal veggies – fennel, celery and whatever your favorite white and green veggies are – mix with Greek yoghurt, a little garlic, dill and any other spices you fancy.
When it is time to eat, add this super-light dressing to your salad.
Tasty, fresh and very light!
7. Cookies and dried fruit
Some other quick and easy snacks to take with you to the shore? Coffee-flavoured cookies and shelled and peeled dried fruits and nuts.
You could also opt for some meal-replacing energy bars. The most important thing is that you avoid foods that stack up on artificial preservatives.
Don’t forget Italiano Diet supplements
And also don’t forget that the most important thing is to get your body ready for a whole day on the beach, using appropriate supplements.
These need to be taken before, during and after sun-exposure, based on your specific requirements.
Identifying and then following a specific dietary program with products perfectly matched to your body type, will improve your skin color, assist in fighting against cellulite, and bring your body back into balance.