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May 29, 2012 6:56 AM
My husband and I have been going to the movies quite often lately. So, I was wondering, what are some healthy snacks that some of you take or buy while enjoying a movie?
  16972354
May 29, 2012 7:04 AM
QUOTE:

My husband and I have been going to the movies quite often lately. So, I was wondering, what are some healthy snacks that some of you take or buy while enjoying a movie?


For me personally....I like pistachios or almonds or beef jerky.....Easy to put in a bag in your pocket/purse.
May 29, 2012 8:28 AM
Sneak in your own popcorn, like the 100 caloires portions or some nuts and fruit. I always make sure to bring my "big purse." ;]
May 29, 2012 8:34 AM
If you split a small popcorn and skip the extra butter it isn't too bad if you want to buy something there. I usually take in trail mix or nuts of some sort.
  395839
May 29, 2012 8:59 AM
If you can check this:
http://www.nutritionix.com/orville-redenbachers/menu

and this:

http://www.nutritionix.com/search?q=pop+corn

You'll find a lot of popcorns you can take along with you. It shows nutrition information on other snack items too.
May 29, 2012 9:01 AM
dark chocolate covered raisins :) mmmm

and I make homemade low cal banana nut muffins that the bf loves we sneak those sometimes.
I do trail mix sometimes too.
  16628099
May 29, 2012 11:41 AM
fabulous ideas! Thanks everyone!
  16972354
May 29, 2012 11:49 AM
First and foremost I would suggest trying to disassociate "movies" with "eating". Any kind of food you bring in to a theater is not going to be as healthy as a good meal eaten before or after the movie, and just encourages the habit in front of the television, which is a major reason why a lot of us are here in the first place.

Having said that, if you have calories to burn and choose to expend them at the theater, there are some great ideas here, and I'd add things like protein bars, Clif or other meal bars, or other things that will tend to fill you up more quickly and keep you feeling full. Though a 100-calorie pack of popcorn never hurt no one. ;)

Many of them really discourage bringing in water so you'll buy a big sugary soda with your salty popcorn. I had a friend who used to bring in a camel pack concealed in her purse - holds a couple of liters of water. If you've got a heavy-duty shirt you could get away with a "water gut" if you're a guy. :)
  20407831
May 29, 2012 11:50 AM
A few things to keep in mind though...

1. don't leave anything behind to make them clean up after your personal food

2. don't bring anything smelly or too loud (like cracking your own nuts, or tuna fish)

3. consider the cost of the theater - if you get in for $1, buy something there to help support them (ask for popcorn with no extra butter...or some of them now have chicken tenders or something similar)
May 29, 2012 11:55 AM
I usually go to the supermarket right before and get like two little things of fresh raspberries. They're not noisy and you can "snack" on them since they're small. I just shove 'em in my purse and no one even has to know.
May 29, 2012 11:55 AM
I usually will bring in some almonds or my own natural popcorn. I will buy a seltzer or bottled water or sometimes if I don't want to eat anything I will bring my own water.
May 29, 2012 11:56 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

My husband and I have been going to the movies quite often lately. So, I was wondering, what are some healthy snacks that some of you take or buy while enjoying a movie?


For me personally....I like pistachios or almonds or beef jerky.....Easy to put in a bag in your pocket/purse.


This^^^^
  9048463
May 29, 2012 12:04 PM
I agree with nuts and fruit. I have to say, if I was sitting next to someone eating beef jerky I'd move. I know people love the stuff, but I've never met a jerky that didn't smell awful.
  22001998
May 29, 2012 12:27 PM
I usually take a bag of peanuts, a cheese stick and/or a piece of fruit. However, last weekend the hubby and i went to see a movie and split a small bag of popcorn (without butter). It wasnt a terrible choice at all.
  15029166
May 29, 2012 12:31 PM
trail mix
fruit pieces
popcorn NO BUTTER!
dried fruits
May 29, 2012 12:34 PM
dry cereal
  11096172
May 29, 2012 11:23 PM
yogurt raisins, nuts, trail mix
  22707307
May 29, 2012 11:28 PM
I always bring the 100 calorie packs of chocolate covered pretzels or Atkins bars because there is one that tastes like a snickers that is 130 calories. Also the Emerald Brand 100 calorie cocoa almonds. :)
  5476354
May 29, 2012 11:28 PM
I just skip eating while at the movies. I'll go after a meal (usually diner) so I'm not tempted to eat the unhealthy foods there.
  14621695
May 29, 2012 11:33 PM
Protein bar, aliced almonds or cocoa almonds and I usually like to have some popcorn.
Edited by Debbe2 On May 29, 2012 11:35 PM
  10935631
May 30, 2012 10:38 AM
These are some healthy snacks under 100 calories that you can take with you:

Popcorn – 100 calorie bags of air-heated popcorn.

Banana chips – One sliced banana dipped in lemon juice and baked.

Edamame – : ¼ cup boiled Edamame with 1 teaspoon soy sauce.

Pumpkin seeds – These are amazingly healthy. Two tablespoons of pumpkin seeds, sprayed with a spritz of olive oil and baked at 400 degrees until brown. You can add a little salt and it’s heaven.

Toasted pita crisps – One whole wheat mini pita, spritz lightly with cooking spray or brush lightly with oil. Preheat oven to 425F. Bake until crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Delicious.

Hope this helps!:)
May 30, 2012 11:04 AM
cereal
chocolate covered raisins
or just raisins, grapes, strawerries, raspberries
cherry tomatoes

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