Perfect Beach Day Snacks: PB&J roll-ups

A Guide to Perfect Beach Day Snacks

If you’re planning a beach day or a picturesque picnic in the park this summer, read on: I’ve curated a yummy guide that promises to elevate your outdoor snacking experience.

From refreshing salads to fun twists on classic treats, these ideas are sure to make your next outing deliciously unforgettable. Don’t forget to save this guide for easy planning!

Salad-in-a-Cup: Your Beach Day Hero

A Guide to Perfect Beach Day Snacks

Forget the hassle of packing glass jars. Opt for the convenient and safe salad-in-a-cup. Use disposable plastic cups with lids for an effortless transport solution.

Whether you fancy a Mason jar pasta salad, a taco salad or a fruit parfait with your choice of dressing or yogurt, the Salad-in-a-Cup is versatile and perfect for the beach. Each 12-ounce cup is the perfect size for an individual serving, making your beach meal both charming and practical.

PB&J Sushi Rolls: A Fun Twist on a Classic (Featured Image)

Revamp the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich into something extraordinary with PB&J Sushi Rolls. This easy-to-make snack is not only delicious but also a fun activity for kids. All you need is bread, peanut butter and jelly. Flatten the bread, spread the ingredients, roll tightly and slice into bite-sized pieces. It’s a playful and tasty treat that’s bound to be a hit.


Honey Lime Fruit Salad: A Splash of Summer

Perfect Beach Day Snacks: honey lime fruit salad

Nothing says summer like a refreshing fruit salad. Combine your favorite in-season fruits with a homemade honey lime dressing for a sweet and tangy treat. This salad is perfect for cooling down under the sun and provides a healthy snack option that’s both delicious and hydrating.


  • Strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
  • Blueberries, washed
  • Grapes, washed, halved
  • 8-ounce can pineapple chunks (or 1/2 of a fresh pineapple, peeled and diced)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon pineapple juice (from the canned pineapple, if using)


  1. Place prepared washed and sliced or diced fruits in a large salad bowl.
  2. Using a small bowl, combine honey, lime juice and pineapple juice and mix. Pour the syrup through the fruit and mix well.

Tips for Your Beach Day Feast

  • Pack smart: Use insulated coolers to keep your snacks fresh and cool throughout the day.
  • Stay hydrated: Alongside these tasty snacks, bring plenty of water to keep everyone hydrated in the heat.
  • Remember utensils: Don’t forget eco-friendly utensils, napkins and cups for a hassle-free dining experience.
  • Leave no trace: Always clean up after your picnic to keep our beaches and parks beautiful for everyone.

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Originally published in the May 2024 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.