What meals do you usually take to the beach? See our healthy options.
The days start to heat up and you already feel like a relaxing beach day. But when we’re at the beach we come across French fries, berlin balls and all these energy-dense options that we should avoid.
In reality, a day at the beach does not imply eating high-calorie meals that are of little nutritional interest.
This article will show you that it is possible to make light, healthy – plant-based – super practical meals to take in your lunch box to the beach!
Humus | Meals for the beach | Holmes Place
Humus is a traditional Arabic dish/paté made from cooked chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt. It can be taken to the beach and served with raw vegetables, such as carrot sticks and cucumbers.
The advantage of this humus is that its main constituent (chickpeas) is extremely satiating and rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
2. Sandwiches with grain and vegetable paste
Sandwiches | Meals for the beach | Holmes Place
Due to the high practicality, we often choose to take sandwiches in our lunch box on the beach. However, they are not always made up of nutritionally interesting foods.
Opt, for example, for wholegrain bread, fill it with grain paste and as for vegetables, give free rein to your imagination: you can add cucumber, tomato, spinach slices… the vegetables you add will provide more flavor, greater satiety and higher quality nutritional.
3. Whole couscous salad with spinach and almond
Salads | Meals for the beach | Holmes Place
Summer time salads are a practical, refreshing and delicious dish. You can make different salads depending on your tastes and get a filling and nutritious meal for your day at the beach!
Place the couscous in a salad bowl with salt and pepper. Cover with boiling water and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes and then loosen with a fork. Let it cool. Add baby spinach, chopped red onion and finely chopped sun-dried tomato and fold together. Finally, decorate with the sliced almonds.
4. Pasta with tofu, basil and cherry tomatoes
Pasta with tofu | Meals for the beach | Holmes Place
Pasta with vegetables and without sauces is also a good light meal for beach days! In this example, you just need to bake the pasta, cook the tofu and then add the cherry tomatoes and basil. It’s fast, easy and nutritious!
Choose to season the tofu with lemon juice, black pepper and oregano and let it marinate for a few hours before consuming it.
It is important not to forget that water must be the drink of choice and must be present in your lunch box. You can flavor your water with fruit, cinnamon or aromatic herbs such as mint to give it more flavour.
Fruit is also an element that should be taken with you. Opt for seasonal fruit from the summer months (melon, watermelon, cherries, plums, raspberries, peaches…) – this is also responsible for increasing hydration.
Eat Well Holmes Place Porto Baixa Team