There’s nothing better than curling up on the couch in the comfort of your own home watching a movie, especially now that it’s getting a little cooler outside. I also include a blanket, candle, and a mug of tea in that equation, but that’s just me. In addition to all of these great things I also require a snack. Because I always snack.
Here are a few of my all-time favourite healthy movie watching snacks. You should try them (ALL) out – you won’t regret it.
1. Homemade air pop popcorn – I received a super cute retro air pop machine when I moved out and I love it! Not only is it easy to use, but it’s really fun to make your own popcorn. You can eat the popcorn plain or add on some melted butter and salt to your liking. The best part is you can control how much of the good stuff you add (yes, butter is the good stuff).
2.Veggie or Fruit chips – I’m talking homemade apple chips or kale chips, because they are my fav. There’s something magical about homemade apple chips with a sprinkling of cinnamon on them. Mmm, I’m drooling just thinking about it. The veggie or fruit chips will satisfy your needs if your go-to movie snack is usually chips because they have a bit of a crunch. Kale chips are of course on the savoury side, if you’re into that sort of thing.
3. Roasted chickpeas – These are another great CRUNCHY snack for watching movies. Albeit loud, they are delicious and filling which always prevents me from scrounging through the cupboards for snacks halfway through the movie. You can make them at home or purchase them – Costco has this great brand, The Good Bean I think? Just delicious.
4. Froyo topped with berries – So many movie theatres now serve froyo and it got me thinking – I can do that at home! We buy plain vanilla greek froyo and top with fresh blueberries and strawberries. You can use any fruit of your liking or sub out the froyo for plain greek yogurt.
5. 70% dark chocolate – This is Mr. A’s favourite. He likes to have a couple pieces off the bar while movie watching (usually in combination with yogurt). It satisfies the sweet tooth without being too sweet, especially if you’re watching a movie right before bed – aka the worst time to have a sugar rush. This is also a treat I’ll bring into a movie in my purse! Shhh!
What are your favourite movie watching snacks? Have you made apple chips at home?