Finding it difficult to come up with healthy but tasty cinema snacks for a night in at home? Here’s some ideas for you!
Firstly, we know the importance of having selection of snacks for a movie – it’s impossible to stick to one! When you’re trying to stick to a healthy lifestyle it’s hard to pick out suitable snacks with aisles full of crisps and chocolate, so we’ve come up with some simple cinema snacks that you can whip up at home in no time. They’ll be delicious and, most importantly, guilt-free.
Love a meat & cheese board but don’t want to over-indulge? Replace those high fat foods with some of your favourite healthy fruits.
Slice up some watermelon, pineapples & kiwi and place into a tray or dish with grapes and berries and why not add some 70-90% dark chocolate in there too for a guilt-free treat? Perfect for movie nights in the summer.
2. Biltong Bowl
If you’re in the mood for a movie snack that’s easy and a crowd pleaser? – look no further. We created a biltong bowl that has the perfect combination of crunchy textures and tasty flavours, with a little bit of a kick to fire up your feast!
Using Stript Snacks Cracked Black Pepper biltong mixed with sweet and savoury dried fruit and nuts – this delicious biltong bowl is the perfect cinema snack to munch on! Why not try adding in dried apricots, a handful of cashews & almonds and some coconut chips.
What’s more – if you are trying to be good – Stript Snacks biltong is made with 100% British and Irish beef, 13g of protein and less than 75 kcals per pack.
3. DIY Popcorn
Love popcorn and want to try different toppings? It’s super easy to make at home for a tasty cinema snack and you can add all sorts of flavourings.
All you need is 2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil (use coconut oil if you prefer), 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels plus whatever flavour you’d like! We love adding a tbsp of cinnamon to ours for some sweetness or why not go wild and add paprika for a savoury taste!
Simply heat the oil in a pan on medium heat, to test the perfect popping temperature, add in 3 kernels and cover the pan with a lid. Once popped add in the rest of the kernels, cover with a lid and remove the pan from the heat for 30 seconds. Return pan to heat and watch the popcorn do its thing! Give the pan a couple of shakes while popping for even cooking, once you hear less frequent pops, just remove the pan and get that popcorn into a bowl! Shake over cinnamon or whichever topping you have chosen!
4. Frozen Yoghurt Bark
Seen this trend recently? It’s so easy to make and super tasty! Prepared the night before its as simple as grabbing them from the freezer as you’re looking for something to munch on!
All you need is 2 cups Greek yoghurt, 2 tbsp honey and your favourites fillings. Try a handful of fresh berries, 3 tbsp of dark choc chips and a 2 tsp of desiccated coconuts. You can use almost any toppings here from fresh fruit to nuts!
Simply mix the Greek yoghurt and honey in a bowl and add your fillings (leaving a few behind to sprinkle on top!). Line a baking tray with foil and spread your mixture on to the tray, sprinkling the rest of your toppings over the mixture. Place flat in a freezer overnight until frozen. Once frozen, remove from freezer and lift the bark up and drop to crack into bark shapes! The perfectly healthy cinema snack!
These recipes are super easy to put together at home for a movie night in snack or why not bring along to the movie theatre with you for the ultimate cinema snack!