Some days, it’s nice to get out of the home or office for lunch. But just because you’re going out doesn’t mean you have to order out! You can pack your own healthy lunch and enjoy a beautiful afternoon in Sea Girt, NJ. With plenty of places to picnic, most notably the Sea Girt Beach and Boardwalk - you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a quiet space.

Benefits of Having Lunch Outdoors

One of the perks of living in Sea Girt is that you get to enjoy miles of beaches and boardwalk. During the summer, you can swim in the water and enjoy the clean, safe and sandy white beaches. You can also take a stroll on the beautifully landscaped boardwalk year-round.

As you walk the boardwalk, you’ll be captivated by the beautiful sights of the Atlantic Ocean, which runs from the Historic Sea Girt Lighthouse to the southern end of the town. Pick a spot to relax and eat your lunch. Just a few minutes of outdoor time offers the following benefits:

  • Better breathing
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Improved concentration and memory
  • Motivation to exercise
  • Enhanced immunity
  • Boosted mood and energy levels
  • Improved mental clarity

What to Pack for Lunch on Your Beach Day

As you pack a healthy lunch for your beach day in Sea Girt NJ, think beyond a traditional PB&J sandwich. There are plenty of things you can pack that will stay cold and fresh. Here are some of our top picks:

Chicken salad wraps

Prepare chicken salad ahead of time so that the flavors have time to sit. You can even use leftover chicken from the night before! Serve the chicken salad with crackers, on a bun or wrapped in a tortilla.

Pinwheel sandwiches

Another neat take on a traditional sandwich is a pinwheel sandwich. While there are many different types of pinwheels, one of our favorites is this Crack Chicken Pinwheel recipe. Using chopped chicken and bacon, these pinwheels are packed with flavor and easy to eat.

Spinach hummus wrap

If you or someone in your group would prefer a vegetarian option, these spinach hummus wraps are a great pick! Slather hummus onto a tortilla, pile it with spinach, peppers, avocadoes, etc., and you have a healthy, light lunch on your hands!

Watermelon feta salad

For the side, try a watermelon feta salad. The flavors mix together surprisingly well, and it’s a quick and easy dish that doesn’t take much work. Simply cut up the ingredients, toss them together and serve as a side dish.

Homemade kettle chips

To complete your picnic lunch, make your own potato chips - they’re probably easier than you think! Cut potatoes into thin slices, season them accordingly and fry until golden brown. Make sure to pack plenty, as homemade potato chips are always a hit!

Ready to plan a relaxing lunch by the beach in Sea Girt, NJ? You have all the ingredients you need for a successful outdoor lunch - now you just have to pick a date!

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