Summertime and the living is oh so easy! There is nothing I love more than the warm summer days that turn into, well, still pretty darn warm summer nights (the Texas heat is real, y’all!). I know the heat causes me to sweat (a lot), but I wouldn’t trade the long, sunny days for anything! I am a much happier person when I am at the pool with the sun shining and the music blasting. But what’s a perfect pool day without some snacks? Sun’s out, snack’s out…. Isn’t that how the saying goes?
5 Summer Essentials for the Perfect Pool Day
1. All. The. Snacks.
If you haven’t tried popchips yet, what are you waiting for?! They are on the top of my list of snack ideas for every summer day. popchips are an easy snack to share with friends (if you’re into that sorta thing) and come in a huge variety of flavors. They are great on their own, but you can also level up by eating popchips with a tasty dip.
Bonus: they’re easily eaten while lounging on a pool float! Does this scream perfect pool day ‘gram or what?
The Sea Salt popchips are my go to, but Austin prefers the Buffalo Ranch Ridges. If we’re being honest here, I’m also a total stan for the nutter puffs. So many healthy options to snack on by the pool, but more on that later.
Buy popchips online from Amazon– or find them at a local store near you!
2. Cute Swimsuit
Flaunt what your mama gave you! Find a swimsuit that makes you feel the most confident. Maybe it’s a black one piece, or a bright and colorful bikini, whatever the suit looks like, OWN. IT. You should look and feel your best when you’re experiencing the perfect pool day.
3. Obnoxious Pool Float
I would be amiss if I didn’t bring up pool floats! Whether you’re doing it for the ‘gram, or for your own personal pleasure, pool floats are a key part of the perfect pool day! I love lounging in pool floats that go partially in the water to stay cool, but they aren’t the most photogenic. The bigger the float, the better it’s going to look on the ‘gram. Even if your s/o thinks they are a waste of money, consider this your permission to invest in pool float collection.
Playing in the sun is all fun and games until someone gets hurt! To avoid an awful sunburn- and to help fight skin cancer and wrinkles- don’t forget the sunscreen! There are lots of great brands that you can pick up at the store at a variety of price points. Don’t forget to re-apply!
5. Perfect Pool Day Playlist
What’s a pool day without some summer vibes playing through the speakers? I’ve compiled a list of some of my currents favorite summer time anthems, and some older jams, that are crucial to a perfect pool day. If I missed something, let me know!
popchips Nutrition, Flavors + More
popchips are one of the easiest healthy snack ideas to have on hand for summer! It can be tricky finding a healthy snack that you can keep in your pantry while you wait for the perfect pool day to arrive. Actually, who am I kidding, they won’t last in your pantry because you’ll want to snack on them right after you buy them!
But while we’re on the subject, let’s talk popchips nutrition. Each different type of popchips will have slightly different nutrition facts, but all of them are gluten free and under 130 calories per serving. The popchips flavors include: Sea Salt, BBQ, Sour Cream & Onion, Cheddar & Sour Cream Ridges and Buffalo Ranch Ridges.
If you’re like me and enjoy the salty flavors, but love something a little sweeter, then you are really going to flip for the nutter puffs! There are two flavors: Peanut Butter nutter puffs and Peanut Butter & Chocolate nutter puffs. Each serving has 5g of protein, is non gmo, gluten free and made with REAL peanut butter. It’s a great snack idea to cure your sweet tooth!