Meals & Snacks for Onboard Day Boat Trips

Posted by Connie Motz
December 23rd, 2010
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Onboard SnacksWhen you’re on the water enjoying the day, coming to the disappointing realization that you’ved planned insufficiently for onboard boat snacks and meals onboard your day trip can be a real mood cruncher.  You don’t have to create masterpiece works of art from fruit and vegetables, but you can certinaly have fun with your food choices & presentation, while maintaining a simple appraoch to boat meals and snacks onboard your day trip.

Prepare ahead of time onboard snack ideas:

Cold meat and cheeses, to be served with a variety of crackers and whole grain breads

  • An array of colorful vegetables and dip
  • Fresh fruits with yogurt for dipping or dried fruit
  • Spinach dip in a hollowed out bread bowl
  • Microwavable popcorn
  • Pasta salad or potato salad
  • Tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese and salsa or tacos in a bag
  • Pretzels, Doritos, Pringles, or other potato chips
  • Beef jerky
  • A selection of granola bars or power bars
  • Banana bread
  • Shrimp cocktail
  • Bagels and smoked salmon
  • sushi
  • Trail mix, nuts, or party mix
  • Muffaletta sandwich or take-out submarine sandwiches
  • Wraps such as chicken breast, ham, or marinated grilled beef or pork
  • Hummus and pita bread
  • On a cold day, hot chocolate and a treat of cookies, muffins, or pastries

Snacks to prepare while onboard:

  • Buy cherry tomatoes or peppadew peppers and stuff with cream cheese just before serving
  • Put together an antipasto platter with olives, tuna, pickled onions, artichokes, cauliflower, salami, prosciutto, along with a cracker and bread assortment
  • Quick guacamole dip made from avocado, lemon juice, sour cream, to be served with tortilla chips (chopped tomato is optional)
  • Sun-dried snacks of tomatoes, cream cheese, and crackers

Prepare ahead of time onboard meal suggestions for day trips:

  • Pasta salad with the addition of pre-cooked chicken breast slices, to be served with buns
  • Pork tacos and black bean salsa
  • Chicken and asparagus casserole
  • Kalamata pork with pita bread and tomato/mozzarella salad
  • Sliced pork tenderloin served with grilled chilled asparagus
  • Meatloaf, to be served with a salad
  • Chilled grilled salmon with salads
  • Take-out fried chicken or pizza and assorted salads
  • On a cold day, try a chunky gazpacho or hearty chili and an assortment of buns

Meals to prepare while onboard:

  • Hamburgers served with dill pickles and potato chips
  • Barbecued catch of the day
  • Chicken and vegetable soup
  • Anything seafood such as chili lime prawns or scallop linguine
  • Lamb cutlets with a strawberry, bean, and feta cheese salad
  • Easy omelets

And, if all else fails, simply find a marina in your area with a restaurant, and leave the preparation and dishes to someone else!  Find Marians with Restaurants or Grocery in your area by searching the E-Marina™ database.

Besides the food itself, ensuring boat food safety for passengers onboard any recreational boat should be a top priority.  Evolving around boating meal storage, preparation, and cooking, it’s important to check the temperature of your refrigerator, to clean and properly sanitize surfaces, and to be acutely aware of any food allergies guests onboard may have.

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Enjoy these links to some of the best onboard snacks and boating meals for day trips when you’re boating or even when you’re at home.

Sources:
TugBoats Online.com
Forums Chef2Chef.net
ChowHound.com
SavannahMagazine
Women and Cruising.com – sun-dried snacks
AllRecipes.com – kalamata pork; pork tacos
About.com Camping – Tacos in a Bag
Yacht and Boat.au – chili lime prawns; scallp linguine
Yacht and Boat.au – Lamb cutlets; easy omelets; chicken and vegetable soup

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