5 Easy Meals for a Week at the Beach

Headed to a beach house rental for the week? Conquer the empty kitchen cabinets and fridge with our smart list of 20 ingredients that quickly make up five fab meals.

Week at a Glance

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Week at a Glance

Beach house rentals have just about everything you want, from boogie boards to hot tubs—but the pantry and fridge? Decidedly bare. So before you unpack your suit and hit the shore, make a quick pit stop at the market and stock up: These five dinners use just 20 ingredients, meaning meal preparation is virtually stress free. Now dive in to these simple recipes—and enjoy a vacation that's all about play!

Get the grocery list here.

Day 1: Open-face Sandwiches

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Day 1: Open-face Sandwiches

After a full day of play on the beach, treat your body to a well-rounded and delicious dinner in less than 40 minutes.

Day 2: Panzanella

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Day 2: Panzanella

Panzanella is an Italian summer salad made of crispy bread and tomatoes. Prosciutto and eggs make it a hearty post-swim meal.

Day 3: Parmesan Chicken

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Day 3: Parmesan Chicken

Put half the clan on salad duty and leave the chicken to the others for dinner in a snap.

Day 4: Pasta

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Day 4: Pasta

This gourmet meal takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish, which means you get more time in the sand.

Day 5: Soup and Sandwich

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Day 5: Soup and Sandwich

The classic soup-and-sandwich combo makes a satisfying yet light dinner after a day at the beach.

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