While I’m not against indulging in a little conventional movie theatre snack here and there, I can’t deny that those grain and sugar laden treats, artificially flavored butter-like sauces, and high fructose corn syrup soda bombs are not ideal.
And while the occasional treat won’t kill you, there’s really no need to stray from your healthy ways with all the paleo snacks that are now at our fingertips.
This week, I’ve got movies on the mind, so I’m bringing you a few new options for snacks to either sneak into the movie theater (you didn’t hear it from me ;)!) or for your own movie night at home!
My top snacks for the movies:
Recently, Wonderfully Raw reached out to me to let me sample their newest creation- cocoroons. These are basically like tiny macaroons made with healthy whole food ingredients like shredded coconut and maple syrup.
And they taste like heaven.
The texture is soft and reminiscent of a brownie and they come in a variety of flavors.
I tried lemon pie and brownie flavor.
Lemon Pie was AMAZING and is one of my new favorite snacks.
These little morsels are so yummy. I seriously plan to invest in a lot more.
And they were really filling too, lots of fat and relatively low in carbs and sugar as desserts go.
I highly recommend.
What’s more fun than jerky? Jerky bites.
Epic now has delicious jerky bites, smaller morsels of meat and dried fruit that are savory, a little spicy, and totally delicious.
These make a great snack. They’re so filling and tasty, you’ll probably just eat a few.
Besides being great as a movie snack, I like to keep these (or something like them) around at all times in case I need a quick bite.
So we don’t usually pig out on granola during the movies, but why not?
It’s protein packed, crunchy, fiber-filled and totally addictive.
Sounds like the perfect movie food to me!
Granted, I’ve rarely run across a granola I DIDN’T like, but I’m really enjoying this one from Paleo Simplified.
I mean, it’s got sweet potato in it. What more could you want??
They’ve got a sweeter version with sweet potato and then one with some spice, depending on what you like. Here’s a 3 pack so you can try them all!
Ignore this suggestion if you never eat corn or are intolerant to it.
But for the rest of you, let’s be real.
What movie really feels complete without popcorn?
Corn itself isn’t a very nutrient dense food. It does actually have some anti-inflammatory properties, but it’s relatively high sugar content can get you into blood sugar trouble quickly.
Still, I love popcorn. I love the taste, the texture, and especially it as a vehicle for butter.
What I don’t love is how difficult it is to find an unprocessed, organic, popcorn made with real ingredients.
That’s why I’m in love with Quinn popcorn. They have a version popped in coconut oil, a version with butter, and a few more, including one with kale!
All are lightly salted and made with organic, non-gmo corn.
As corn goes, it’s about as good as it gets. And I have no problem with indulging in this stuff at all.
Now the only thing left is to figure out what movie to watch! What snacks do you like to eat during movies?