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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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whitney says …

Favorite beach foods...I'd have to say foods with their own package...fruits like apples, oranges and bananas...actually we love any fruit on the beach - berries, watermelon. Our picnic basket usually includes premade sandwiches (favs are turkey & cheese w/ salad (lettuce) for my 5 year old and veggie hummus wraps for me and the 7 year old) Mmmm...is it time for vacation yet?!?!?

Annie Truax says …

S'mores! For sure.

Dee says …

Things that are juicy, i.e, watermelon, things that are crunchy, i.e., a nut mix and plenty of iced tea.

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."

estelle says …

marinated/grilled veggie skewers, fruit salad, and margaritas!!

Claire says …

Any type of frozen fruit - grapes especially. Fresh and juicy and cools down (somewhat).

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.

Margaret says …

Whole Foods yummy sandwiches, 365 chips, apples, cherries, popcorn, nuts, cheese, carrot sticks,chilled ice tea, lemonade and water.

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!

Tracy H says …

Lots of water and fresh fruit.

Lisa says …

My favorite foods to take to the beach are sandwiches and fresh fruit.

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.

Gisela Batan says …

Plenty of Water bottles; Fruits such as grapes, strawberries and melons; Crackers and cheese spread.

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!

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!

Karen Berry says …

My favorite food items to bring to the beach are watermelon, grapes, blueberries, whole wheat bagels, granola bars, nuts and water.

Julie says …

For nostalgia alone, I associate tuna salad sandwiches with beach food. With the requisite sand of course!

Kelly says …

Corn chips, Larabars, and fruit!

bob c says …

watermelon, apples, grapes and ice cold water.

Amanda says …

Nothing is better than some cheese, chorizo, jamon iberico and of course wine.

Mark S says …

Lots of cool beverages and things to cook over a bonfire.

Kristen says …

Sandwiches and chips!

Marianna says …

I love lemonade, trail mix, jelly beans, and pina coladas!

Jenny L says …

Watermelon and lemonade!

Nina Zhang says …

My favorite foods to take to the beach are trail mix, fruit, and bottled water.

Deidra Teoh says …

Thumbs up!

HL Wong says …

Favorite beach food are fruits, veggie, and anything that are full of water and juicy, it helps to prevent my family from dehydrating.

harry says …

For the beach, I like dried fruits and plenty nuts(cashews, peanuts,pecans), fresh fruits, plenty of ice cold water, iced tea and cold lemonade. For lunch, sandwiches, veggies, and chips.

Ashley says …

Lots of water, seasonal fruit (watermelon, cantelope, blueberries) and maybe a bag of good chips to snack on. Also good icecream if you are at the pool and have access to a freezer.

Deniz says …

Lots of water and fresh fruit. Also love to take some sourdough pretzels to munch on.

Deniz says …

Lots of water and fresh fruit. Also love to take some sourdough pretzels to munch on.

jo evans says …

Vegie Roll-ups, Vinegar Chips and Arnold Palmers!!!

Junia @ Mis Pensamientos says …

my favorite is definitely cubed watermelon (ice-cold). any summer gathering isn't the same without watermelon! i would definitely bring some almond butter sandwiches on sprouted ezekial bread too :)

Casey says …

Easy snacks -- apples, chips, and maybe a Starbucks!

Linda F. says …

I love to take spinach pies, fresh fruit & cut up veggies.

Amy D. says …

Fresh chilled fruit (melon, berries, grapes); an well-selected assortment of cheeses; fresh-baked baguette; dark chocolate; sparkling mineral water; and a bottle or two of a light summer-time wine - probably sparkling or frizzante (Cava, Prosecco, Vinho Verde, Brachetto...) OK, when can we go?? I'm ready to hit the beach now!!! :)

Heather C says …

I always bring large bottles of water and unsweetened iced tea with lemon to stay hydrated, fresh fruits like berries and melons, and a slightly salty snack like nuts or pretzels.

bogganlass says …

I like to take granola bars to the beach. They are relatively self contained and I don't have to worry about getting sand and salt in the container while eating.

linda says …

Morning: 5 shots espresso over ice Afternoon: Jarlsberg lite cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, mustard, barbecue chips, water, watermelon Evening: peach blender drinks, made with delicious WFM organic peaches. Leftover blender drinks (if there are any)go in the freezer to be consumed after lunch on the beach.

Susie Bee on Maui says …

For our sunset beach picnics we try to keep it simple-food that is easy to eat while gazing at an amazing Maui sunset: Grapes, Cheese, a good baguette, some cold roasted chicken, sliced cucumber, pea pods, cherry tomatoes, hummus and whole wheat crackers or chips, strawberries, champagne, beer and wine! Oh, and water and a few doggie treats for the pup!

Julie Inskeep says …

a cooler with veggie wraps, lemonade, iced tea, watermelon and a side of sun screen ; )

Melissa says …

I love to take fresh fruit to the beach! Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway!

Dawn says …

I love to take fresh fruit, water,a bottle of wine, s'mores and tons of veggies.

Hallie Clark says …

My favorites are watermelon, malt vinegar and sea salt chips and lots of water!

Rona Dahlgren says …

My favorite summer snack is fresh chopped basil, tomato slices, over fresh mozzarella slice on a bread round just splashed with some Texas basil infused olive oil. Yummy

Doreen G. says …

We like to take water, juicy fruits, good bars (like Lara bars) nuts and popcorn and occasionally something like cheese & crackers or chips & dip sort of fare. This basket looks great!

Jenni says …

Ever since eating a fresh local pineapple on the beach in Hawaii, pineapple is my favorite beach picnic must have!

Toni says …

I've never been to the beach, but we would still love to take this basket to the park. We love taking seasonal fruits, especially watermelon this time of year!

Lacy says …

I like taking fresh fruits and veggies with sandwiches if we're making a day of it. Granola bars are a must whenever I go out for a few hours or longer because I snack all day. I always make sure I have my water bottle full so I don't get too thirsty out in the sun.

Teirza Thebeau says …

The beach is my place. Nothing better than the sand in between your toes ans the ocean calling you to relax! i love laying on the warm sand and having a healthy lunch (we usually do veggie sandwiches on ezikiel bread) with lots of sides refreshing coleslaw, strawberrys and blueberrys, and mountain trail mix. I would love this basket it wouldnt go to waste!!!!!! :)

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