The last thing anyone wants to do while on vacation is cook and then have to deal with a messy kitchen after a fun day at the beach. You’re tired, you’re sunburned and you’d rather plop down on the couch to watch a movie with your family or sit outside to enjoy the warm summer night with a cool glass of Pinot Grigio in your hand. But keeping it simple doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice eating real food and live off canned tuna, hot dogs and hot pockets for a week. With the right ingredients and recipes at hand, you can create easy, healthy and delicious meals that will satisfy everyone and add some delicious memories to your vacation experience.
Breakfast can go either way: long and leisurely or light and quick. We prefer to err on the side of the former and turn it into a special occasion as breakfast is a meal that we so often consume in a hurry - or not at all. Plus, you’re going to need the energy for those long days out in the sun.
- Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Chives
- Baked Berry Oatmeal
- Poached Eggs on Avocado Toast
You will most likely have your lunch on the go while in the middle of a hike or in a nice blanket by the beach, so let’s keep it simple and portable:
- Pasta Pesto and Peas
- Classic Lobster Rolls
- Couscous Salad with Zucchini and Roasted Almonds
- Caprese Skewers
This is where the temptation to eat out strikes! You’ve been out all day and are hungry and tired. In order to make it easy for you, we’ve chosen a mix of meals you can prep in advance or whip up in your grill in just a couple of minutes:
- Ranch Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
- Shrimp Scampi
- Baked Ziti
- Grilled Steak Skewers