Boating adventures are fun, especially when you have the entire day to spend on the water. But it’s important to stay hydrated and sustained while being outdoors all day. Here is a list of five uncomplicated and delicious recipes for all ages that require minimal effort, time, utensils, and cooking. So, pack your cooler and prepare to enjoy these simple, easy-to-eat dishes that will keep everyone full, happy, and focused on creating amazing memories on the water.
1. Rainbow Wraps
Deli turkey or ham
Cheese slices (Pick your favorite!)
Baby spinach leaves
Sliced bell peppers
Lay out your tortilla wraps and place a few slices of your deli meat on each wrap. Top with your cheese, spinach, bell peppers, and carrots. Roll up the wraps tightly and secure with a toothpick if you need to. Slice and half and enjoy with hummus, ranch, or any fun dip you want to bring on board.
2. Pasta Salad for a Boat Picnic
Cooked penne pasta (prepare before boarding)
Halved cherry tomatoes
Sliced black olives
In a large bowl, combine your desired amount of cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, cheese, cucumbers, and olives. Add your Italian dressing (or balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper) and toss until well combined and coated. Chill in your cooler until you are ready to serve!
3. Chicken Skewers
Boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into chunks
Bell peppers cut into chunks
Red onion cut into chunks
Salt and pepper
For a more advanced onboard meal, preheat the grill on your boat or a portable grill to medium heat for 10-15 minutes. While the grill is preheating, thread the chicken chunks, bell peppers, red onion, and cherry tomatoes onto your skewers. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper then brush this mixture over the skewers. Grill the skewers for about 8-10 minutes, turning halfway through, or until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are tender. Serve the meal on the skewers for a simple and silverware free meal.
4. Peanut Butter Banana Wraps
Creamy peanut butter
Ripe bananas, slices
Lay out your tortilla wraps and spread a layer of peanut butter on each wrap. Place the sliced bananas on top of the peanut butter and drizzle honey over the bananas. Sprinkle granola for an added crunch and protein, then roll up the wraps! This meal is simple, easy, and takes minimal effort.
5. Apple and Cheese Quesadillas
Thinly sliced apples (Granny Smith or your favorite)
Shredded cheese (cheddar, Swiss, or your favorite)
Chili powder (optional)
Canned chicken (optional)
Start getting out your pan or preheating your grill (medium to low heat). Layout your tortillas and arrange your sliced apples along half of the tortilla. Add shredded cheese to your liking. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon as well as salt to taste. You can also add a dash of chili powder and shredded canned chicken if you want. Fold the quesadillas then place them either on the pan or grill and cook until both sides are golden and crispy. These quesadillas are sweet and savory, perfect to serve with a variety of dips such as guacamole or yogurt dip!
If you are tired of packing your cooler with your basic sandwich, these five simple recipes offer easy-to-make options on and off the grill. All these meals can be enjoyed without utensils or plates, making for an easy clean up on your Boston Whaler. Keep everyone happy and ready for more fun adventures with these onboard recipes.
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