Best Beach Snacks - Always Sunkissed

Six Outside the Box Beach Snacks

Forget the chips and sandwiches and try something new! Going to the beach usually means you are going for a few hours, not just for a little bit. For some, it’s an all day affair! Packing snacks is always hard because chips aren’t the healthiest choice, fruit can get boring and sandwiches aren’t always everything you hope and dream them to be. Over my time that I’ve been going to the beach, so my whole life, I’ve found some different and fun beach snacks that can please all parties!

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Trader Joes Haul on a College Budget

Trader Joes is one of my favorite places to food shop. I love the food they sell, from he freshness of their produce to the quality of their frozen food and the samples that leave me speechless. I think that learning how to shop for healthy food that you enjoy on a budget is really important.

So, I have broken down some of my favorite things from Trader Joes that you can afford on a college budget. Below they are broken down into categories, but I will include what I use them for next to each item! After the list, I’ll explain the way I shop! Read More »

How to Get Back on Track After all that Holiday Food

If your holidays looked anything like mine, you had a lot of food and a lot of booze. The food was good, but I wouldn’t call it anything close to a diet. I plan on spending the next couple days resisting all the chocolate surrounding me from Christmas  refreshing and cleansing my body. I may not be cutting everything out and eating the healthiest and running 20 miles a day, but I want to eat better than I have, not eat a ton of sugar, load up on water and stretch / meditate.

Starting my day with water and coffee. For food, I want to eat eggs with veggies or greek yogurt. I don’t want to eat bagels and cream cheese or coffee cake, like I have been. Basically stay away from high carbs and sugar for breakfast that will leave me crashing.

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Who Would Have Guessed, I Love Coffee?

Looking back to High School Freshman Marina, she hated coffee. She hated everything about it. From the smell to the bitter taste, it just wasn’t her cup of tea {ha, get it}. But then High School Junior and Senior Year Marina, well she started to get a liking for it. She stopped almost every day on the way to school for an iced milky way. If you don’t know what that is {if you’re not from Nantucket, you probably don’t}, it is basically a iced mocha coffee that has slim to none coffee taste, but still gives you the beautiful caffeine rush.Read More »

Happy Pineapple Day

Today is an amazing day! It is national pineapple day and I think that means it’s a great day to celebrate. Make a drink in a pineapple, make a pineapple smoothie, watch a movie you think is pineapple related, hey, even try some pineapple wine!

Really, today is just a day to get your tropic on. Have some pineapple and get the show on the road.

I spent this weekend in Nantucket celebrating my best friend’s 21st birthday and oh my, it was a long, fun filled weekend. I had a lot of lack of sleep and am still recovering. I think some fresh pineapple is definitely what I need to keep me going this week!


How are you celebrating?

I Basically Cut Out Carbs for a Week {And Here’s What Happened}

Welcome to my reduced carb adventure. Please enjoy as I suffer and learn from me and my mistakes.

Day One: Monday

Breakfast: Trader Joes Greek Yogurt (Mango), Handful of Blueberries, Handful of Raspberries, Handful of Granola

I stopped and picked up a “Sun Cooler” from a local café. It has green and mint tea, lemonade and a touch of peach nectar. Served on ice with a fresh lemon!

Lunch: “Taco” Salad {Romaine lettuce and spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, red pepper, yellow onion, black beans, 1/4 breast of BBQ chicken, Mexican blend cheddar cheese, top with Annie’s Balsamic Dressing and Ranch. If you want a little crunch cheat a little and add 3-4 crushed up tortilla chips )Read More »