5 Healthy Movie Theater Snacks
by Samantha Wilkinson, MS, RDN, LD, Dolce Dietitian
Movies are a huge part of year-round fun, but sometimes our downfall in our weight loss or healthy lifestyle goals are movie theater snacks. Here are some nutritious and delicious snack alternatives.
Nuts or Seeds:
Pistachios, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc. (all unsalted and raw of course). Mix ’em together for a medley of flavor and portion out the amount in small snack bags prior to heading out the door.
Shelled Edamame, lightly salted with Sea Salt:
Edamame is not only a great source of protein, but it’s quiet enough to open up and eat in the theater without disturbing anyone else. And these are a great alternative to popcorn for all those salt cravers!
Simply drizzle some kale leaves with olive oil and sprinkle on some seasonings, then bake on 350° for 10-15 minutes. Once done, just toss them in a snack bag or Tupperware™ so they don’t get crushed, and enjoy! A crunchy alternative to chips or popcorn that’s filled with essential vitamins and minerals!
Metabolate™ 100% Natural Chocolate w/ Green Coffee Extract & Capsaicin: (GET ChocoFree Metabolate HERE)
These savory morsels are the perfect thing to satisfy that sweet tooth. They are sugar-free, dairy-free, GMO-free and 100% Dolce Approved! So avoid the Goobers and Milk Duds, and replace them with 2 pieces of these little bad boys! Chocolate-lovers will be VERY satisfied!
Pop organic green or red grapes in the freezer a few hours before your movie. Throw a generous handful in a snack bag and bring them with you. By the time you get to the theater, they’ll have thawed just enough to make them edible. These are a great alternative to the Nestle Dibs Ice Cream Bites™ they sell at the concession stands. You’ll get that cold, sweet sensation without the guilt! Feel free to try other frozen fruits of your choosing, such as, cherries, raspberries, blueberries or bananas.
Don’t Sip on Soda!
Try Water or Freshly Brewed Iced Tea: Avoid all the chemicals and sugar from soft drinks and bring your own water or freshly brewed iced tea from home. Add some lemon for a little flavor and sip away with no regrets!