Try out our top 5 healthy movie munchies so you can nibble through the latest blockbusters guilt free this Boxing Day.
With Boxing Day and the New Year fast approaching some families will be making several trips to the cinemas over the coming weeks. So how do you satisfy your popcorn, chocolate, lolly and soft drink cravings without over indulging in sugar and calories? It can be a tough choice to by pass the candy bar, but if you know you have something equally delicious but way healthier in your bag, it can make resisting the movie munchies so much easier.
1. Sweet potoato chips
These taste great and are super easy to make just slice up a sweet potato and bake them until they are crispy golden brown in the oven, throw on some salt or even splash on a bit of vinegar or rosemary while they are cooking for a bit of extra flavor.
2. Roasted chick peas
These are one of my favourite snacks and you can even buy them prepackaged from the supermarket or health store. But they too are easy to make yourself, just roast the chick peas until they are crunchy. There is also a range of ways to season them; garlic, cumin, soy sauce, chilli – just take your pick.
3. Kale chips
These ones are something I cannot wait to try. Simply separate the Kale leaves from the stems and pack them into a lined backing tray, sprinkle with salt and then bake in the oven until the edges begin to go brown. Break the sheet of kale chips up and put them in a plastic bag – a healthy snack to go.
4. Fresh berries
Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries or even cherries can make for a great snack, and the hit of sugar they contain can fill the void of those Starburst lollies you walked away from.
Put down the Frozen coke and walk away, instead opt for a healthy fruit smoothie like one of the new green range from boost or bring your own from home. Sometimes these can fill you up just by themselves, especially if you put a banana in them, so they make the ultimate healthy movie drink.
What are your favorite healthy snacks to munch on during a movie?