Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Pack a Boat Snack!

There are still 50 days left of summer - and we know just how you can enjoy them! Renting a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks can be a fun way to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and spend some time on the water. Of course, no boat outing is complete without the perfect boat snacks! Here are a few delicious recipes to keep in mind next time you head out on your next BomBay Boat Rental outing.

5 Boat Snacks to Pack

Getting hungry on the boat in obvious, so make sure you pack plenty of snacks for the day. Here are some easy snacks you can make before you head out.

Salad in a Cup

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Looking for a healthy option? Or even just a chilled option? Salads are a great choice for your boat day, but they normally involve lots of cutlery, and are always sliding off of the plates - not anymore! Here is an easy recipe for salad in a cup by Lifestyle For Real Life. To make it even better, when you put your salad in the plastic cup, you have a handy little hole in the top for your fork!


1-2 T Your Favorite Salad Dressing
3 Sweet Peas Cut to Bite Size Pieces
3-4 Mini Bell Peppers Cut to Bite Size Pieces
1 T Black olives Sliced
2 T Chick Peas
1 T Goat Cheese Crumbled
2 T Dried Cranberries
2 T Slivered Almonds
1 c Salad Greens Spinach, Romaine, or your favorite


Pour your salad dressing into the bottom of the cup.
Add the denser vegetables, like Sweet Peas and Mini Bell Peppers, first.
Add the cheese.
Add the olives, chick peas, dried cranberries and slivered almonds.
Add the lettuce last. Do not over pack the salad. You need a little room for the ingredients to move around in the next step.
When you are ready to eat the salad, shake it until the dressing is evenly distributed.

To Go Cold Cuts Hawaiin Rolls

Sandwiches are easily one of the fastest ways to feed a group on the boat - but this fun recipe makes it even FASTER! Not to mention, easy to transport. Of course, if you love Hawaiin Rolls, you'll love this recipe from Easy Peasy Pleasy even more!

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Thin Sliced Smoked Ham
Thin Sliced Pastrami
Thin Sliced Roast Beef
Sliced Swiss Cheese
Sliced Colby Jack Cheese
Hawaiian Rolls


Carefully unlock the cardboard tray holding the rolls. Keep the rolls together. Using a bread knife, cut through the rolls to separate the tops from the bottoms. Layer meats and cheeses on the bottom roll halves. Spread condiments on top halves of rolls. Place the top halves of the rolls onto the sandwiches. Cut down and across to form separate rolls. Lock the cardboard tray back into place. Slide the sandwiches in the cardboard tray back into the bag and close up. Fill your cooler and add ice. Place the To Go Cold Cuts Hawaiian Rolls packages on top of the ice. Serve when hungry!

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5 - Minute Dill Pickle Chex Mix

Craving a fast snack to munch on while on your boat? Here is a fun spin off on the Chex Mix we have all come to love from Averie Cooks.


4 cups corn Chex
4 cups Rice Chex
2 cups mini pretzels
2 cups lightly crushed pita chips (bagel chips may be substituted)
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
5 to 6 tablespoons dill pickle juice
2 tablespoons dried dill (you can always start with 1 tablespoon and add more to taste)
one 1-ounce packet dry ranch seasoning and salad dressing mix


To a very large microwave-safe bowl, add the corn Chex, rice Chex, pretzels, pita chips (I crush them in my hands), and stir to combine; set aside.
To a glass measuring cup or small bowl, add the oil, pickle juice, dried dill, and stir to combine.
Evenly pour the wet over the dry ingredients; stir well to combine.
Evenly sprinkle the ranch mix; stir well to combine.
Cook in the microwave on high power for 5 minutes. Stop every minute to stir well, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula if necessary.
Turn mixture out onto a large baking sheet to cool. My mixture was quite dry after the five 1-minute cycles in the microwave but if yours isn't, it will dry out as time passes if exposed to air. Mix will keep for up to 1 week in an airtight container.SaveSave

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Turkey Roll-Ups

Cold quick snacks are always a must when you're out on the boat, and roll ups match all of the criteria. Not to mention they are a tasty way to enjoy sandwich materials without having to bring fragile sandwiches. Check out this easy recipe from Culinary Hill.


8 ounces cream cheese softened
¼ cup whole berry cranberry sauce
8 (10-inch) flour tortillas
½ head romaine or green leaf lettuce torn into 4-inch pieces
16 slices deli turkey
16 slices Havarti or Swiss cheese halved
2 medium tomatoes halved and sliced


In a small bowl, mix cream cheese with cranberry sauce until uniformly combined.
Lay out one tortilla and spread a thick layer of cream cheese all the way to the edges. In the middle of the tortilla, layer 3 lettuce leaves down the middle of the tortilla.
Next, layer two slices of turkey and 4 pieces of Swiss cheese on top of the lettuce. Top with several slices of tomatoes.
Starting at one end of the tortilla, roll tightly towards the filling. Continue rolling until the filling is tightly wrapped and the cream cheese holds the roll-up together.
Continue with the remaining tortillas until all have been assembled. Wrap each tortilla roll-up tightly in plastic wrap.
Chill the wrapped roll-ups in the refrigerator until serving time. To serve, slice each tortilla into 8 pieces and play on a platter or tray.

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Fruit Kabobs

Finally, add some sweetness to your boating menu with fruit kabobs. They are perfect for a day on the water because you don't need silverware for them, and fruit is refreshing as well as hydrating (ideal when you're on the water all day in the sun!).

There really isn't much to this recipe, you just choose your favorite fruits, cut them if necessary, and slide them onto the kabobs. Make sure to put them in a plastic container so they aren't at risk for being squished in the cooler.

Are you ready to get your boat day underway? Visit our website to check out the different watercrafts we have available, as well as learn more about our boat rental memberships at the Lake of the Ozarks. You won't want to miss a minute of boating on the Lake of the Ozarks for the rest of the summer, so pack the cooler, grab your friends, and either head to one of our three location, or tell us where to meet you!


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