Going to the BEACH means taking my kids. It doesn’t mean a book, fan, quiet, or any way relaxation but it does mean FUN in the sun with kids. So I better have snacks and drinks. I will make sure I have healthy snacks or the ride back is kids bouncing off the walls of the car and I really don’t need that!
Here is what I like to pack for the kids in my beach bag:
So the first thing I will pack is the YUMMY Welch’s® Fruit Snacks which are Fat Free, Gluten Free, contain No Preservatives and provide 100% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C and 25% of Vitamins A and E, making them perfect for on-the-go. Throw a few pouches of Welch’s® Fruit Snacks in your bag and delight your family with the 11 different varieties, delicious taste and quality that can only be Welch’s®. My kids love these anytime and I can’t keep these stocked in my house. I can get Welch’s Fruit Snacks at pretty much any store like at Target and Safeway for sure!
Can’t forget Viki’s Granola which is my kids FAVORITE! My 14 yr old will be mad if I don’t have granola stocked in the house or in the car. So I need to make sure I have it in my beach bag for sure! By the way it is the fastest growing granola brand in the US – it’s a great tasting, gluten-free, and made with 100% ALL NATURAL ingredients. On-the-go Packs available in Original, Blueberry Almond, Maple Cranberry, Apple Cinnamon & Banana Walnut at retailers nationwide and online at www.VikisFoods.com MSRP: $11.99 / (10) 1.5oz bags.
Go Organically® Fruit Snacks are USDA-certified organic, made with real fruit purées and real fruit juices, making them the perfect on-the-go treat for those looking for an organic alternative. These smart delicious treats include 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and are an excellent source of Vitamins A and E. Go Organically® Fruit Snacks are GMO-free, gluten-free, preservative-free and made with natural flavors and colors from natural sources. Not to mention, each individual pack is only 70 calories! These are my daughter’s FAVORITE snack so I keep these on hand for her. Fruit is her number one diet item- yes I have pretty healthy kids. We were just on a trip, they ordered salads and us parents ordered burgers.
Now we can’t forget DRINKS- Water is our number one choice for sure but my daughter has a sweet tooth too so we let her have Sparkling Ice is slightly carbonated with B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants. This light and refreshing beverage contains zero calories, zero carbs, is gluten-free, caffeine free, and sodium free. Available in four delicious flavors – Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Cherry Limeade and Kiwi Strawberry, the 8 oz cans are the perfect size to be stored in any beach bag. The cans are available in select retailers nationwide. ($1.19-$1.29/bottle). If you have kids that love soda give them this- they will love it!
Then of course WATER– AQUA Carpatica’s zero-sodium content, this natural mineral water is suitable for when the body is in need of quick hydration, especially while soaking up the sun at the beach. The still spring water has a low mineral content and, unlike many other bottled water brands on the market, is nitrate-free. Due to this rare purity, AQUA Carpatica is an excellent choice for pregnant women, young children and for use with infant formulas.(Price varies by retailer.) This is my choice of drink. I feel this helps a lot with dehydration.
My daughter loves the AquaBall, the sugar-free, naturally flavored water is the perfect beverage to keep children hydrated and healthy this summer. A great alternative to all of those sugary kids drinks, AquaBall is available in four flavors, Fruit Punch, Orange, Berry Frost and Grape, and features fan favorite characters from Disney’s Frozen, Disney Princesses, Marvel Avengers, and Disney Classic Characters. AquaBall is the easy solution to finding a beverage that both kids and parents will love this summer. She loves to collect these too!
This is NOT A SNACK BUT AN ESSENTIALS: My daughter has very dry hair already and if we go to the beach or a pool I always want her to wear a cap but of course she doesn’t want to so I need her to use Carrington Farms Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Paks in her hair before going into the water. All of that salt water and chlorine can really take a toll on your hair! Run coconut oil through your tresses before you jump into the pool or hit the beach, for some extra moisturizing protection. They are conveniently packaged single-serve Pak containing 1 tbsp of organic unrefined cold-pressed coconut oil – perfect for throwing in your beach bag or tote. MSRP: $8.99
Of course I have a book (which I never touch), sun lotion, and sun glasses too in my bag but like I said before going to the beach is not relaxing for me- JUST FUN! But we all need SNACKS AND DRINKS!