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Hawaii: Kiddie Beach and Provision Up

The kiddie beach | Spencer Beach State Park on the Big Island.When I was in high school I wouldn't have been caught in my pink bikini at this beach. Mind you, it's not a nudie beach, but known as the kiddie beach—Spencer Beach State Park.

Fast forward 20 years and I am cool with it. After all, I am the mother of two kiddies—both of whom do not know how to swim. If you're planning a trip to the Big Island and want a small, tame beach where the kids can frolick in the shallow waters sans big waves, hit Spencer.

We spent the morning at Spencer enjoying the ample shade and good sand for building castles. And bonus, today there was local guy walking the beach handing out tangerines—I love the aloha spirit!

After sun and fun we headed back up the hill to Waimea (Kamuela) to provision up. There are three grocery stores in this ranching town; KTA, Foodland and Healthways Natural Foods.

Healthways Natural Foods & Deli in the ranching town of Waimea.If you're visiting the island and need food for your modified diet, you'll definitely want to check out Healthways—but expect to pay 30% or more than you do on the mainland for those natural foods! From bulk chia and Tinkyada rice pasta to Udi's and Rudi's, you'll find it all at Healthways!

Buy in bulk at Healthways.

Ezekial, Rudi's, Udi's and even Hemp Bread!

I am a fan of Bob's Red Mill flours and mixes. Here it is in Hawaii!


Reader Comments (5)

I would like that beach! All looks wonderful and how cool on the guy handing out tangerines and having some worthy ready-made gf options for your vacation. The prices in Hawaii are definitely a shock though.


January 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShirley @ gfe

So glad you have access to some of your favorite GF foods...they may be a bit more pricey but imagine if you were traveling like a lot of tourists and had to eat at a restaurant 3 times a day! :-D

We live in an amazing time, when you can get great gluten-free food, don't we? How cool that they have all that stuff?! Loving your posts, Lexie!

January 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Gosh what beautiful beach photos and so cool about the tangerine man. Glad you were able to find all your GF needs at the one store even if expensive it probably saved you from a nervous breakdown. Although a diet of fresh tangerines ain't bad either. Aloha!

January 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaurel

Healthways looks like health food store heaven to me, and it's in Hawaii?! Wow!

January 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenné @ Sweet Potato Soul

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