A day out on the boat can mean recreation, fishing, and enjoying food. It is, in fact, essential to have enough food on a boat trip. If you want, make it a healthy eating trip, in addition to the benefits of breathing in the clean oceanic air.
No matter how long your planned ride is, it is imperative to take along some boat food. You’ll need to satisfy your stomach eventually, especially if you get stranded, which is unlikely if you’re traversing heavily-traveled waterways. In most cases, you’ll need some sustenance to keep yourself and others fueled.
There are some classic snacks that are convenient for every boat ride.
● Pretzels. Hard pretzels are always satisfying and filling. Just a handful of them, and those pangs of hunger dissipate like a squall from the open blue sky.
● Pringles. Contained in a small, hard tube, these are perfect for boat trips. Store the container under the console or just about anywhere, and the chips will be fresh and crisp whenever you get the urge.
● Dried Fruit. This is certainly a healthy choice of boat food. Raisins, mangos, apricots, apples, and more are great choices, and even better when combined.
● Chocolate. A small dose of chocolate will boost your energy. Throw a few chocolate bars, miniature mixes, or homemade cookies in the cooler and find them when you need an energy burst.
● Your Catch. This can be salmon, tuna, clams, shrimp, or whatever you’ve just caught. When hunger calls, just throw ‘em on a pan. How’s that for self-sufficiency?
Common snacks are great when on the boat, you can also get creative. On the water, salmon aren’t usually hard to find. If they’re not biting, take some along. You can grill up some salmon strips, and add some maple syrup, teriyaki sauce, garlic, and ginger to create a unique meal. Here are some other options:
● Black Bean and Corn Salsa with tortilla chips. There are almost unlimited ways to make salsa. One way is to dice up some tomatoes and add beans and corn, along with some onion, garlic, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, and seasoning.
● Homemade brownies are the ultimate snack. Take some brownie mix and even combine it with candy bars, nuts, and chocolate and toffee or other flavored chips.
● Avocado and Shrimp Salad. Avocados and shrimp are easy to stow away, and you can quickly whip up a salad with olive oil, vinegar, chili sauce, garlic, ground pepper, dill, and chives. Add everything to the empty avocado shells for a fantastic afternoon snack on deck.
● Rye Bread Boat Dip. In a hollowed loaf of rye bread, add some chopped or corned beef into a mixture of sour cream, salad dressing, dill weed, minced onion, parsley, and Beau Monde seasoning to settle your appetite.
These are just a handful of ideas for boat snacks. You can find many recipes or come up with your own with simple foods. Think of it as a road trip in your boat, and get these land to sea transportation snacks ready to go. Many of them are light on storage needs and you can quickly fetch or devise both great classic and unique snacks when you’re out on the water.