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Win our Life’s A Beach Gift Basket

By Jennifer Cheng, June 13, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jennifer Cheng


I love those lazy summer days spent at the beach. Any worries tend to fall away as I soak up the sun, wriggle my toes in the sand and splash in the water. Just taking a quick dip is a great way to get some much-needed relief (even if it’s only temporary!) from the summer heat. Can you tell that I’m really looking forward to the beach trips I have planned for this summer? I can’t wait!

Whether you’re a surfer, a swimmer or a sunbather catching up on your summer reading list, we’ve got you covered with snacks and sun-friendly essentials. Win our Life’s A Beach basket and you’ll be prepped with everything you need to make your sunny summer day even brighter! Just enter a comment below by June 28th telling us what your favorite foods are to take on a water-filled outing, and you’ll be eligible to win. One winner will be selected at random to receive the Life’s A Beach Basket, a $100 value, plus a $50 gift card for you to grab extra items like cold drinks and fresh fruit before heading out to the water.

Here’s what you’ll find in the basket:
  • Nature's Path Organic Peanut Buddy Granola Bars & Chococonut Granola Bars
  • Annie's Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks
  • Bug Band Insect Repellent Spray Lotion
  • 365 Sweetened Banana Chips
  • 365 Treasure Hunt Trail Mix
  • 365 Sweetened Papaya Spears
  • BPA-Free Bento-Ware
  • Large organic cotton beach towel
  • Alba Botanica Sunblock Sport (45 SPF)
What are your favorite foods to take to the beach? Add your comment by June 28th for your chance to win our summer basket ready for sun and fun, whether it’s at the lake, sea shore or poolside…because Life’s A Beach!
Category: Contests, Summer's Best


1 Comment


Joanne Schoonmaker says ...
I love the lake (and the ocean) and I take a lot of water, and granola. I also like milled organic flaxseed, with vanilla yogurt. This would be great to win, and take my grandchildren to the lake and just exit with them... on a hot day.
06/13/2011 3:11:00 PM CDT
Marjorie Yeager says ...
My favorite food items to take to the beach are fresh fruits and veggies along with plenty of water.
06/13/2011 3:12:58 PM CDT
Chad Beck says ...
I like taking BumbleBars and Coconut Water (preferably Blue Monkey brand) to the beach. The individually wrapped BumbleBars are easy to manage while the coconut water rehydrates naturally. I can almost feel the sand between my toes already. Thanks!
06/13/2011 3:13:19 PM CDT
ben says ...
Fresh fruit is the way to go!
06/13/2011 3:35:38 PM CDT
Annie Truax says ...
S'mores! For sure.
06/13/2011 3:50:17 PM CDT
Dee says ...
Things that are juicy, i.e, watermelon, things that are crunchy, i.e., a nut mix and plenty of iced tea.
06/13/2011 4:05:46 PM CDT
Amanda Ondricek says ...
When the sun is hot and the water cool, nothing beats fresh fruits and vegetables for an energizing treat. Water is a must and some granola bars make for a favorite "dessert."
06/13/2011 4:07:21 PM CDT
estelle says ...
marinated/grilled veggie skewers, fruit salad, and margaritas!!
06/13/2011 4:19:36 PM CDT
Whitney says ...
Always have to bring sliced watermelon to the beach...not only is it a great healthy snack but it also keeps me hydrated while I'm baking in the sun (with SPF of course).
06/13/2011 4:30:41 PM CDT
Claire says ...
Any type of frozen fruit - grapes especially. Fresh and juicy and cools down (somewhat).
06/13/2011 4:39:11 PM CDT
Maureen says ...
My favorite food to take to the beach would be some cold cuts and some watermelon.
06/13/2011 4:59:58 PM CDT
Mary says ...
I like to take plenty of cold water and lemonade to drink and plenty of fruit and salty snacks to eat. Watermelon is great at the beach. If it is messy for kids, just get them back into the water to get the juice off. If we are cooking out, then sausages and some potatoes to bake are good. If we are not cooking out, sandwiches are a must.
06/13/2011 5:10:31 PM CDT
Margaret says ...
Whole Foods yummy sandwiches, 365 chips, apples, cherries, popcorn, nuts, cheese, carrot sticks,chilled ice tea, lemonade and water.
06/13/2011 5:26:23 PM CDT
Chrissy says ...
Homemade trail mix (cheerios, raisins, nuts, m&ms and pretzels), iced tea, and a visit to the snack bar to get ice cream!
06/13/2011 5:27:20 PM CDT
sheri neylon says ...
i like to take subs chips and soda to the beach.
06/13/2011 5:29:53 PM CDT
Linda B. says ...
Dried Mango, nuts, popcorn, lemonade
06/13/2011 5:47:06 PM CDT
DB says ...
Love reading this BLOG. The first thing we pack is sun block. We love to snack on ham and cheese sandwiches and chips.
06/13/2011 5:52:27 PM CDT
Tracy H says ...
Lots of water and fresh fruit.
06/13/2011 5:56:11 PM CDT
Lisa says ...
My favorite foods to take to the beach are sandwiches and fresh fruit.
06/13/2011 5:56:17 PM CDT
Amy Gross says ...
Melon fruit,grapes, turkey and veggie wraps with whole wheat tortillas. And, I never forget snacks like cheese and crackers, trail mix, olives, and chocolate peanut butter cookies.
06/13/2011 5:58:19 PM CDT
Gisela Batan says ...
Plenty of Water bottles; Fruits such as grapes, strawberries and melons; Crackers and cheese spread.
06/13/2011 6:02:00 PM CDT
Cathy says ...
My favorite beach food is sandwiches - you can wrap them up and keep them sealed until eating, so no sand! Thanks for the giveaway!
06/13/2011 6:04:50 PM CDT
Meredith C. says ...
My favorites to take to the beach are carrot & celery sticks, along with green bell pepper slices. Add some wasabi rice crackers, and I'm snacking well!
06/13/2011 6:05:54 PM CDT
Karen Berry says ...
My favorite food items to bring to the beach are watermelon, grapes, blueberries, whole wheat bagels, granola bars, nuts and water.
06/13/2011 6:08:19 PM CDT
Amanda says ...
Watermelon, grilled pineapple, white wine (beer for the guys, and plenty of water! :)
06/13/2011 6:43:26 PM CDT