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10 Easy Poolside Snacks


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Chips and Salsa
Why not make your own salsa? Throw in a few tomatoes, a bit of onion and garlic and whatever spices and seasonings you like.
Why not make your own salsa? Throw in a few tomatoes, a bit of onion and garlic and whatever spices and seasonings you like.
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Chips are one of the simplest snacks to keep poolside. Whether tortilla, blue corn or potato, a variety of chips will appeal to all your swimmers. Pop open a bag, pour in a bowl and viola, instant snacking! Their natural companion, salsa, is also easy as opening a jar.

Salsa can be purchased or easily made at home. At its most basic, salsa is just a few ingredients -- tomatoes, onion and spices -- or you can get creative and add fruits and other herbs and spices. Mango and peach have made their way into many salsa recipes. The longer salsa is left in the fridge, the better it tastes, so make it the night before a day by the pool to maximize flavors! Just go easy on the spice if young kids will be eating it.


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