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Win our Life’s A Beach Gift Basket

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, ADENA DANNOUF FROM RICHMOND, VA.!

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!

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stacy says …

Water play takes a lot out of us so it's crucial to re-energize during the day. Fresh chicken salad sandwiches on whole grain bread, grapes, trail mix, cranberry juice and plenty of water are essential for any beach outing.

Addy G. says …

I LOVE s'mores at the beach. We normally go camping in the outer banks during the summer, and have nightime bonfires - s'mores are a MUST.

Gert Conklin says …

I bring seasonal fruit and veggies, chips, cheese and sweet treats along with water, lemonade and/or ice tea makes my beach gang happy that they brought me along!!

Lynne C says …

I would take this basket of goodies and pack up the kids and head to the closest beach, which would be Standley Lake for us!

Lynne C says …

I would bring some home-made mango salsa with crunchy tortilla chips. Home-made chicken salad with pecans and grapes and soft tortillas to at it with. Tortilla's make the best edible plates and silverware. For something sweet, I would make a pan of decadent dark chocolate brownies. I also bring along a frisbee and some softball mitts and maybe some bubbles. Lets go!!

Marcela says …

I like taking things that are easy. Watermelon, nuts, and lemonade top the list!

rebecca says …

when i go to the beach (or park, or pool... or even my parent's backyard!) i like to take along an ice packed cooler full of fresh vegetables, leafy greens, deli meat, cheese, at least two different salad dressings, potato chips (that had been stored in the freezer overnight) and plenty of bottled water. it's so refreshing to have ice cold snacks in the heat of summer! :D

Peggy Morris says …

After I pack plenty of sunblock and aloe, I LOVE lemonade, a good fruity white wine, beer for the hubby and wrap sandwiches. Kettle chips and fruit, especially watermelon to snack on during the day. We also pack plenty of nuts - we love almonds, sunflower seeds, etc.

Linda Arduino says …

My favorite season is Summer and just laying out, relaxing, listening to the birds, swimming in the ocean, and the sounds around me brings a smile to my face. I like to pack in season fruits and vegetables, healthy snacks, plenty of water, seltzers, lemonade. I would love to win a "Life's A Beach Gift Basket" with many wonderful choices in it as well as staying healthy.

Nancy says …

I like to bring snack bars, trail mix, fruit and water.

Rhonda Crosswhite says …

For a day at the beach I always include chilled summer fruits-cut up, of course- with a nice loaf of bread and several cheeses. Fresh lemonade amped up with some frozen raspberries, peaches or strawberries to use as ice cubes keep us hydrated. Plain water works well with the frozen fruit as ice cubes too.Snacks need to include some proteins to keep our energy up but have to be light enough to be appetizing on a hot day. A veggie salad with TVP or tofu works well and isn't a danger if it isn't super cold like chicken or tuna salad though if I have plenty of cooler space I will include them. Alcohol needs to be kept to a minimum until the sun goes down. It dehydrates you. When the sun sets I get out a white wine and fruit spritzer with a dash of sparkling water. All in all, for a day in the water, foods needs to be colourful, cool,and refreshing. Plenty of sunblock ensures that we will have happy memories the next day too.

sanjareth says …

cherries, grapes, peaches.........stoneyfield nonfat frozen yogurt...........Vics popcorn or 365 lite, organic lemonade, cheese and anything from Whole foods snack isle or bakery. As long as its whole foods, its wholesome and delicious! Great yoga bread with fresh peanut butter - in small slices.........

Amykinz @ Foodie4Healing says …

Fruit, Raw Veggies, Nuts & Dried Fruit Mixes, WATER!

Gloria Aguirre says …

I love having healthy snacks available for my family at the beach. Having fresh fruit like watermelon, peaches and grapes are a great snack. We enjoy it so much everytime we go.

Tulsi Briones says …

Favorites for summer days are bulk created trail mixes, homemade wraps, cheese crackers, and berries... Yay!

Stephanie says …

I'm a big fan of fresh fruits, nuts, cheese and crackers. I keep my lights bite because the last thing you want is bloat at the beach! To keep hydrated I stock lots of H20, Vita coco water and Kombutcha!

Angie Newton says …

My pick would be veggies and hummus plus fruit especially grapes because they travel easy and aren't messy!

Claudia Newkirk says …

Cold drinks and fish tacos with fresh salsa.

Viv says …

Love taking frozen yoghurt tubes and chilled fruit. Volvic water is my son's favorite. Now I an't wait to go... :)

Rija says …

I love to take some chilled pasta with cold sandwiches, a greek dish called fetut hummus (its a main dish n served cold)alot of watermelon, honeydew n other fruits like grapes n berries and not to forget the homemade lemonade.

Madeline Lonergan says …

Ice cold watermelon is what I would take, along with anything cold to drink

Nang says …

Bananas and trail mix are great for taking to the beach!

B Bohard says …

We love to take seedless watermelon chunks and chewy fruity granola bars, w/o chocolate - can melt onto little hands and get on Everything. We also pack a couple of damp washcloths in a non-breakable storage container with some ice cubes. great for getting the sticky watermelon juice off of fingers.

Kerrie says …

Fruit, Fruit, and more fruit. Water filled with cucumbers.

Nancy Mate' says …

The best food for packing at the beach is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Not only are they nutritious, but they cleanse the palate of all the salt water. They pack very well and don't require refrigeration. If refrigeration is available, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are refreshing. They are easy on the budget, too!

Brenda Becker says …

My favorite snack to pack in our cooler on hot summer days is frozen grapes!!! All three of our kiddos love frozen grapes. I put them in the freezer the night before our trip n toss them in a container. They help keep other items cool as well. The kids enjoy tossing them in their mouths for a sweet cool treat, I however enjoy putting them in my favorite beverage and enjoying the frozen treat at the end. Frozen grapes are truly one of our favorite summer treats!

Dawn Scire says …

Aside from ice water, my favorite beach 'food' is frozen watermelon & cantaloupe balls (made with a melon-baller). Not only healthy, but cools you in the heat! :)

Laura Spiering says …

We enjoying taking a lot of fruit with us for trips on a hot day. Granola bars, nuts, and tons of water are other musts!

Melissa says …

My favorite foods to take to the beach would be fried chicken, Cole slaw, watermelon and lemonade!

Debra Fanshel says …

Since we live at the beach in the summer we are always looking for new and delicious things to bring. One of my favorites is a summer sandwich. On some healthy bread I like to put ham, cheese, mayo, a dry salami, fresh summer tomatoes, lettuce, and fresh basil from my garden. Cucumbers make a nice, crunchy, light addition too. I also bring small containers of hummus with fresh veggies like red, orange and yellow peppers; carrot and snow peas. Chunks of cut up cantaloupe and watermelon kept in a cold cooler are the best when it is hot!

Teresa Stallings says …

We usually take fresh and dried fruit, nuts, granola, crackers and cheeses and tofu baked with liquid aminos. Of course lots of water too.

danielle says …

organic fruits and water down by the sea....

Cori Dasinger says …

I love the beach! I always take foods that will keep you hydrated in the hot sun. We love fresh organic fruit like watemelon, kiwi, and cantelope. And we bring coconut water to wash it all down.

M. Newman says …

I bring lots of snacks, such as granola bars, chips, fruits, and lots of liquids.

Mary E O'Kiersey says …

Grapes, salty chips & lots of water.

Jenna Slavin says …

My favorite snacks for the beach are fresh fruit and coconut water. It is so refreshing and is perfect because it makes you feel like you are at a tropical get-a-way! :)

Terri Lynn Merritts says …

We love to carry along some cold bottles of Snapple diet Peach Tea, bottled water, fresh fruit like apples, dried fruit, and sandwiches with bags of apple chips. We also like to carry along granola bars and to fill bottles with pure apple juice.

Lynne in NC says …

Most of the foods in this giveaway are our "go to" favorite foods for any trip, but especially to the shore. We also pack 365 sodas as a treat while on vacation.

Jessica Young says …

Watermelon is a must for summer. My daughters step mom freezes one and by the time they are ready to eat it has thawed and my daughter says it tastes great!

Jessica S. says …

I love to take watermelon and almond. Both can be stored in the cooler with all my water and are very refreshing served cold on a hot day.

Mary Weed says …

I take water and homemade trail mix and round out with fresh fruit.

Lee Pillsbury says …

We always bring water that has a splash of mint or lemon in it. We also like to bring small snack sandwhiches and small made up baggies of popcorn or crackers. Don't forget the fruit. We like to bring apples because they don't get easily ruined.

sheila says …

Love to take sandwiches and fruit!

Tammy says …

I love cooking at the beach, so burgers & corn on the cob are a must!

Kathy Tomkiewicz says …

I love to take a turkey roll up sandwich and watermelon..Yummy!

Crystal Scott says …

I love taking grapes kept in the cooler. They're like little bursts of refreshment every time you pop one in your mouth!

Michele says …

bottled water,juice boxes,trail mix, granola bars, fruit, sandwiches or wraps, chips, cheese and crackers

Irene says …

Water, fruit, granola bars!

michelle ellrich says …

Watermelon for sure...cool & refreshing.Then you can jump in the water & wash the juice off!

Isabel Cochran says …

I love to take some cold fruit to the beach, like cantelope or watermelon!! Also plenty of water is key :)

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