Contributed by: Upper Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River
Starting to think about boating trips this spring? One question may be ‘What food should I bring?’ Whether you’re a boating rookie or seasoned veteran, this question could stump you. The CareFree Boat Club has a few tasty recommendations to make your day on the water relaxing and delicious.
Rethink your go-to sandwiches. It’s time for the BLT, ham & cheese, pb&j, and cucumber sandwiches to step aside. Instead, consider these alternatives that are just as simple, but so much more impressive: prosciutto, pear, and arugula; ham, brie and apple; almond butter, sliced bananas and strawberries; roast beef, horseradish and cucumber.
Get some international inspiration. Whether you stick with one region or sample the world on one trip, there’s plenty of fantastic food options for a day on the water. Grilled vegetable tacos with guacamole, cold sesame noodles, tabouli, jerk chicken with coconut rice are all terrific options.
Have your snacks pull double duty. Salsa and hummus work wonderfully as dips or as a topping or spread for your tacos or sandwiches. Banana oatmeal bread is more substantial than other dessert options and more satisfying than granola. When you’re planning your menu remember that space is a premium and versatile foods are always a good choice.
Whatever the menu, always follow general food safety guidelines, be sure to ask all passengers about food allergies and bring plenty of water. Our food suggestions can be made from scratch or semi-homemade. Feel free to cut corners with mixes or pre-prepared ingredients from the store.
Here at Carefree Boat Club, we’re all about less hassle and more enjoyment. Operating since 2001 we proudly offer a premier boating alternative to ownership. We provide everything you need to have a great day on the water. Just bring food.