October 31, 2022
As the weather cools down, it’s time to grab a cozy blanket and put on a movie. An at-home movie night is a great way to save money on pricey tickets and concessions, but of course, having the right snack makes all the difference. Check out these healthy movie night snacks, helpfully organized by genre.
Movie Night Snack: a chewy snack like gummy bears or sweet fish and a calming beverage
Chewy snacks are quiet, so you won’t be distracted by crunching during those eerily silent scenes. A HOP WTR makes the perfect addition, too. They’re packed with adaptogens and nootropics to help you feel calmer during the scariest scenes.
What to Watch: Jurassic Park, A Quiet Place, or The Silence of the Lambs
Jerky or beef sticks and veggie chips
Any action or adventure movie will need a snack worthy of a hero. Alternate between protein-packed jerky or beef sticks and veggie chips for sustained energy and a loud, satisfying crunch. Vegetarians and vegans can try this vegan jerky option!
What to Watch: Taken or The Lost City
Popcorn (ready-made, miniature, or pop-it-yourself)
Popcorn is a classic movie night snack, and you can throw pieces at the TV when one of the characters makes a cringey joke. Try this kettle corn if you want a sweeter option, or a vegan cheese variety for something savory.
What to Watch: Mean Girls or Shrek
Sweet, savory, or superfood trail mix
For fantastic movies, you will need a fantastic snack. Trail mix is a great snack option for this movie night because every bite is a surprise. Choose a mix with your favorite add-ins, or go the DIY route and customize it with your own custom combo, no matter how wild.
What to Watch: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone or Coraline
A charcuterie board with crackers, olives, and cured meats
These movies tend to be longer than average, so you’ll need to have a variety of snacks to last until the credits. Grab a plate and build an edible display of fruits, cheeses, crackers, cured meats, nuts, olives, and anything else you like.
What to Watch: Pride and Prejudice (2005) or Hidden Figures
Any musical is guaranteed to have at least a few catchy songs and you might even feel tempted to sing along. A lollipop is a treat that can also be a microphone, so you can really get into it.
What to Watch: The Greatest Showman or Mamma Mia!
Chocolate or chocolate-covered nuts and wine
Chocolate helps boost serotonin, known as the happy hormone, and nuts add extra texture and nutrients. Throw in a relaxing glass of wine (or non-alcoholic wine) and you’ve got the perfect girls night.
What to Watch: Bridget Jones’ Diary or Crazy Rich Asians
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