Skip the super fattening snacks in favour of these healthy snacks. You can prepare popcorn, veggie chips, or slushies before settling in for a family movie night at home. Here are the 15 best healthy snacks to eat during a family movie night:
Popcorn is a healthy movie night snack that everyone loves. However, it doesn’t have to be boring. Buy pre-prepared popcorn and enliven the family movie night with a combination of flavours that everyone will love.
For adults:Mix a teaspoon of chipotle, garlic salt, onion powder, and chili powder in a bowl. Toss the popcorn in until they are covered in a light tasty dusting.
For children: Use the same method, but mix the popcorn with some vanilla and cinnamon sugar to add a touch of sweetness. You cannot go wrong with less than 100 calories per serving.
Whether you are sick or not, heating up a pot of soup to go with your movie is a great alternative for someone who is looking for something filling and savoury. Chicken noodles, lentils, and vegetable soup are popular options that’ll make your outdoor movie night experience even more enjoyable.
This spongy, jiggly snack is the perfect throwback to elementary school. The main ingredient of Jello, gelatin, brightens the skin and can help build strong bones, among other health benefits. Jello also comes in a variety of flavors and is simply fun to eat.
Instead of fattening, thick ice cream, yoghurt is the best alternative. Yoghurt is lighter and contains health-beneficial active cultures. It gives you a cold and creamy feeling that you crave from ice cream.
Cereal like flavoured Cheerios contain a full serving of whole grain. These cereals are also filling.
These are good healthy snacks for sweet and crunchy cravings. You can also make your own trail mix with granola or cereal of your choice.
In addition to calcium, cheese is very high in protein. This creamy surprise goes perfectly with some crackers.
Watermelon is a delicious snack in itself, but have you ever tried it with cheese? Believe it or not, cheese and watermelon are a great combination. Don’t go for a yellow cheese, but rather a white cheese like feta. Cut the cheese and watermelon into cubes and stick a piece of each onto a cocktail stick to make family movie night feel like an event.
8. Mixed Nuts
Adding unsalted nuts to anything is a good way to get raw protein. The great thing about nuts is that you can also add them to your trail mix.
9. Fruit Salad
Fruits are a good, sweet alternative to candy. Fruits contain sugar, but unlike candy, natural sugar is easier to break down in the body. In other words, fruits are better for you. Fruit salad is diverse and also perfect for indecisive people. You can even freeze fruits for a great icy alternative.
10. Frozen Grapes
If the candy of your choice is chewies (90 g sugar), sours (65 g sugar), gummy bears (62 g sugar), or any other fruit-flavoured candies, a theater-sized box is double to triple the recommended daily limit for sugar.
Frozen grapes are a sweet-tart solution to sugar cravings and are easy to pop in your mouth. They are the most natural choice. Spread the grapes out on a baking sheet to freeze them separately before securing them in a zip-top plastic bag.
11. Fruit Kebabs
Presenting delicious fruits in this way makes even the fussiest kid. Cut your family’s favourite fruits and thread them onto the skewers.Put a marshmallow in the middle, and you’ll have a healthy snack that not only looks delicious but is also super tasty and low in calories.
12. Kale Crisps
Kale has become very popular in recent years. This once-overlooked vegetable is now considered a superfood and is incredibly versatile. To make a perfect healthy snack, toss the kale in a saucepan of heated low-fat oil and add a pinch of garlic salt or table salt. Once it’s crispy, add some onion powder, and you will have a quick and tasty snack that will for sure become your family’s favorite snack.
13. Veggies and Dip
Put the chips away and enjoy this tasty, veggie alternative. Cut some carrots and celery, add some fat-free dip, and enjoy all the crunch without the bad stuff.
14. Homemade Oatmeal Cookies
An oat-filled snack is perfect because oats are very healthy. Oats are rich in magnesium and can help prevent heart attacks and even strokes. They also taste great in healthy oatmeal cookies. The addition of honey or walnuts gives the delicious delicacy an extra sweet-filled crunch.
15. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Chocoholics can rack up the calories on a movie night. Peanut butter pieces can set you back 600 calories, chocolate caramels at 595 calories, and malted milk balls at 665 calories. Consider nibbling on one or two ounces of quality dark chocolate instead. You can savour it longer and treat yourself to a serving of fresh fruit – bananas and strawberries love a dunk.
If you plan to have a family movie night at home, dips and dippers, like veggies and hummus, or fruits and yogurt, are perfect healthy snacks to eat during a movie night.