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Staying home for March break? Tropical meal ideas & a giveaway

These tropical meal ideas will make you feel like you're sitting right by the beach enjoying the ocean breeze.


When I was in elementary school, my parents and I would frequently travel to Thailand to visit extended family during my March break. The gloriously hot weather was a reprieve from winter and I looked forward to it every year. In university, the jet-setting lifestyle I was used to as a kid changed. Instead, I found myself watching my friends pack and travel to Mexico, Punta Cana and other all-inclusive tropical destinations.

For me, March break is still synonymous with the tropics. It’s not just about childhood memories, but it also has a lot to do with my wishful thinking for summer to get here! If you’re not heading to warmer climates this March break, let us bring it to you with these sizzling meal ideas – they’ll make you feel like you’re sitting right by the beach enjoying the ocean breeze.

Here’s our list of tropical-inspired meal ideas:

Tropical spiced nuts

Classic mojito

Lime margarita shimmer

Ginger-spiced fish with tropical salsa

Caribbean chicken with Pineapple-lime salsa

Ginger mojito pork

Pineapple-cashew bar

Top off your meal with some tropical frozen delights from Baskin RobbinsBRight Choices, a better-for-you light ice cream that includes fat-free, dairy-free, no sugar added and light ice cream options.

Tell us what your March break plans are in the comments section below (with your email address) for a chance to win one of four gift certificates for you and your family to enjoy the tropical flavours of Baskin Robbins (such as Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream, Citrus Twist Ice, Mango Sorbet, Sunrise Sherbet and Maui Brownie Madness).

Contest ends Friday March 11 at 9am. 3 winners will be chosen at random.