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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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Angie Barker says …

I love taking homemade lemonade. The tart and sweetness cools me and my taste buds.

Ashley Starner says …

The best snacks for the beach are Vitamin Water, cubed watermelon, and 365 dried papaya or pineapple! It keeps me hydrated and satified on a hot summer day!

shannon says …

I brong a cold salad made of Red quinoa, chickpea gravy, steamed kale/orange cauliflower, crispy tempeh bacon and fresh herbs--it is ALWAYS a hit!

Elizabeth says …

Coconut Water, Apples and Justins Nut Butter, Cantelope

Sharon says …

My favorite foods to take to the beach are fruits- esp. watermelon, cantelope, honeydew and of course lots of water. I also like to carry a couple of LARA bars, I love them.

Meghan says …

I love to bring lots of fresh cut tropical fruit (mangoes, pineapple) and berries--anything that's bite-size! Also, it's important to keep hydrated with lots of water with lemon slices. Don't forget the sweet potato tortilla chips.

Cheryl Calmis says …

Homemade potato salad (with frozen geen peas!), freshly made deli sandwich, water, fresh fruit (white nectarines), and Whole Foods bakery brownies!

S. Walker says …

Extra water to stay hydrated and sweet watermelons are a definite favorite! We also indulge in potato chips as a snack, and/or bring food to grill. Yum!

Megan Herman says …

I love fresh fruit, fig newmans, nuts and vitamin waters!!!

Greg Cicovacki says …

When I go to the lake & hiking, I pack Cherries, Sunflower Seeds and some premade granola bars!

Tymber says …

I enjoy just some Back to Nature Crispy Wheat crackers, fresh fruit, cold fruit juices and tea, and water.

coral says …

I love going to the beach for a few hours. I always bring water or homemade ice tea and some fruit/veges...and peanut butter and jelly sandwich from time to time..it hits the spot!

coral s says …

I love going to the beach. I always bring water or some homemade iced tea..as well as fresh fruit and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich..it hits the spot!

Mike Barzacchini says …

Lots of water and fresh fruit -- grapes, apples, seasonal berries, pineapple, either sliced and served separately or in a big fruit salad.

Lindsay says …

Coconut water and fruit! (keep it frozen so it's chilled by the time you need it! )

Weiwei says …

My Favorite food to take to the beach are watermelon, ice pops, and fresh home-made vege sushi.

Weiwei says …

My Favorite food to take to the beach are watermelon, Hawaiian papayas, grapes, strawberries, ice pops, salad, and fresh home-made vege sushi.

Kristi says …

organic watermelon and frozen organic peas & grapes or wine & cheese. maybe all?!

Andrea Zeng says …

Bonfire roasted marshmallows!

Michele Martinez says …

I like to take chicken that I had cooked the night before and has been in the refrigerator and a garden salad. Cold watermelon, grapes and lots of water! For a special treat homemade peach ice cream.

Ben Foster says …

My in-laws always get a week "down the shore" in NJ. Taking some time on the beach with them is exactly what I need considering the pace of life all the other days of the year.

Tram says …

I love watermelon and fresh fruit of any kind!

Nicole says …

I love those Larabars and of course a yummy hummus wrap with a box of Nut Thins or Garden of Eatin' Blue corn chips and some cold watermelon!

Shelley says …

Plenty of water - often with a splash of orange juice in it. Fruits & veggies such as watermelon, grapes, green peppers and cucumbers are refreshing beach snacks when kept on ice.

Lisa Klammer says …

When going to the beach with the whole family I like to take some fresh fruits and veggies, a protein snack such as string cheese, granola bars and bottled water. If it's just my husband and me we'd take some crackers, cheeses, fruit and a great bottle of wine (if the rules of the beach allow, of course).

Miranda Brandt Garcia says …

What I like to take to the beach are frozen grapes (either red or white), chips with hummus, lots of water and watermelon (A MUST).

christina says …

Our favorites include: fresh fruit, hoagies, veggie chips...and plenty of water and lemonade!

Linda Ray says …

I would like to take Quinoa salad...cold quinoa with onion, goat cheese, green apples, cracked black pepper and fresh parsley with a lemon vinigarette...so refresing for the mouth!

Huyen says …

We usually bring ice cold water, fruits, mixed nuts, and cheese and crackers.

Janelle Jakubowski says …

I like to take to the lake side, plenty of water, some snacks (organic fruit, granola of a trail mix. I have an organic cotton towel to rest on, and some sun/bug screen. Like you said-Life's a beach.

Denise D says …

My favorite foods to bring to the beach are fresh fruit, flavored water, and different types of chips.

Michelle Jankowski says …

Yummy Sandwiches with a ton of veggies on them and some fresh COLD fruit.

Cara stefanacci says …

Sandwiches and fresh fruit! Grapes and cantaloupe are the best

Stephanie Lafitte says …

I take lots of water and trail mix!

Rebecca Carmack says …

My family loves watermelon and ice tea.

Nate says …

Gotta take a good craft or summer brew. I recommend Shiner's seasonal with ginger and grapefruit or Stone Cali-Belgique.

Crysta says …

My favorite things to bring to the beach are definitely watermelon, izzie, and some delicious trail mix! :)

Jen S says …

Dried fruit and watermelon!

Tori (Fresh Fruition) says …

My beach food staples are water (have to stay hydrated!), snack bars, and crackers. Anything easy to eat that wont melt in the sun!

Adrian says …

I've always been a fan of fruit salad. And plenty of water of course. A bottle of wine doesn't hurt either.

Rebecca M. says …

Fresh fruit, veges, pita chips & coconut H20!

Ines says …

Take to the beach: Coconut water and dried plantain chips... they remind me of my childhood years by the Caribbean Sea.

Tia Petersen says …

Good question! Looking back at all my trips to the beach, I have always brought a sandwich, a small thing of deli pasta such as pesto tortellini, chips, a Vitamin Water or sparkling water, & some kind of sweets (berries, candy bar, etc...) to finish off the meal or just to snack on. I absolutely love BBQing on the beach, too! Chicken, hamburgers, just about anything goes for me on a summer day at a beautiful body of water! :)

Carl says …

A Wellbeing Pot....full of goodness, low in G.I and it's convenient to take to the beach and share will all :-)

Lindsay White says …

Nuts! Fruit! Chocolate! All mixed together :)

Lucinda murtagh says …

Bing cherries

Julie Dunham says …

Some mint iced tea, grapes, cheese, and whole grain crackers!

taylor vecchio says …

A big water, sliced fruit and kettle cooked potato chips

Alli says …

I love salty, spicy pepitas and almonds mixed with unsweetened dried cranberries for the perfect tart punch.

John Michalski says …

I love to go to the beach to kayak, fish, and swim. I take organic juices and fruit in the kayak. Trail mix is another item that I often bring with me as well.

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