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Healthy Movie Night Snacks

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We love a good movie night. It has been one of our favorite activities ever since we saw how excited it made our kids. Luckily there are plenty of healthy movie night snacks so that we can stay on track with our diet while having fun family times.

bowl of popcorn

Nutritionist, Hany Rambod, said it actually takes “about five days to counteract the damage from ONE day of cheating!” Can you believe that?!

So going overboard, even just 1 day, can set you back if you’re not careful. That’s why it’s so important to find some good snacks that WON’T hinder your progress.

Healthy movie night snacks:

air popped popcorn- healthy snacks for movie night! so great for indulging without ruining your progress!

1.Air Popped Popcorn

My favorite. Nothing beats popcorn on a movie night. Plus it’s pretty high in fiber & super low in calories. When you air-pop it instead of using those pre-packaged microwave bags, you can really control the fat & sodium content. You can put as little butter & salt as you want or if you’re like me, you’ll top it with some Tapatío and call it good.

This is the Air Popper I use. I’ve had it since my sophomore year of college so that makes it about 7 years old? and it still works great!

2. Chocolate Banana Almond Butter (Protein) Milk Shake.

I really love these! It’s a protein shake disguised as a treat! Find the recipe here!

Tip: Use frozen bananas to get the milkshake effect. The higher the banana to milk ratio the better the milkshake consistency will be!

3. Homemade Pizza

Making pizza from scratch is a great way to indulge, while saving calories. Even if you don’t want to make it from scratch, Digiorno is way less calories per slice than delivery.

homemade pizza

4.Nachos.

Just go light on the cheese & heavy on the meat and you’ve got a high protein, fairly healthy “treat.”

We top ours with my homemade refried beans, chicken or taco meat, sour cream, cheese, diced onion, cilantro, and pickled jalapeños. Yum!

5.“Nice-cream”

Use a food processor to puree a frozen fruit of your choosing (we typically go strawberry or banana) and you’ve got a healthy ice cream alternative.

Try adding some cocoa powder & honey to a frozen banana for a yummy chocolate banana ice cream!

6. Protein PB Cookies

We love these peanut butter cookies from Tone It Up when we want a no sugar treat. They’re made using only 3 ingredients! We usually use Ideal Raw chocolate protein powder instead because it’s a lot sweeter.

7. Banana cream pie

healthy banana cream pie

These single serving banana cream pies are only about 100 calories per serving!

8. Low calorie ice cream

We used to be huge Halo Top fans, but now there are so many other options. Even Breyers has their own carb smart, high protein ice creams. We are currently loving Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches.

9. Dark Chocolate Almonds.

My favorite. And it goes great with that air-popped popcorn we mentioned earlier. Another option are the cocoa dusted Skinny Dipped Almonds. We LOVE the espresso flavor! Costco was selling a Kirkland brand version, but I haven’t seen it recently.

10. Protein Bars


Some of these are so good. We love the Robert Irvine Fit Crunch bars from Costco! Find them on amazon here.

11. Beanitos Chips and guac

High in fiber and still delicious with some homemade guacamole, Beanitos Chips make the list!

They also have tons of other flavors you can try if you’re in that chip mood. We typically pick these up at either Whole Foods or Sprouts Farmer’s market.

12. La Croix flavored soda water

It’s not the same as soda, but it is super carbonated and zero calories so it can really help with the soda craving.

13. Fruit Dip

healthy fruit dip

This high protein fruit dip is made from blended cottage cheese and you wouldn’t even know it!

14. Frozen grapes

Even better if you can snag cotton candy grapes 😉

Liz Jo

Wednesday 14th of September 2016

Great ways to enjoy movie night with snacks! I love popcorn!

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Ellie Pell

Saturday 3rd of September 2016

I really like these tips! Sometimes I find myself eating and think, am I really hungry or bored? However, I think social eating is a big part of a healthy, balanced life. These snacks are perfect for that. Shareable, delicious and healthy!

Lexi @That Fit Fam

Saturday 3rd of September 2016

I really have to watch just eating out of boredom if I'm stuck in the house all day. I'll walk to the fridge and then have to stop myself & remind myself that I'm not hungry lol But I definitely agree, social eating is just a part of life so it's nice to have some healthy alternatives.

Sammi Ricke

Thursday 1st of September 2016

I love these clean snack options! Beanitos and Arctic Zero are my FAV snacks especially while binge watching Netflix. lol Don't even get me started on the air popped popcorn...too much of a good thing, never. ;)

Lexi @That Fit Fam

Thursday 1st of September 2016

I'm glad you like them! I am like constantly snacking on air popped popcorn! lol I'm obsessed!