Delicious Snack Ideas for Movie Night
A cozy night on the couch watching great movies just wouldn’t be the same without some tasty snacks to munch on, would it? Chips, popcorn, nachos, candy, chocolate and all sorts of other treats are always a nice addition to the home theater experience. If you’re on a low carb diet, however, you’ve got to do things a little bit differently. Most of the typical movie night snacks are loaded with carbs and sugars that can send your diet completely off the rails if you’re not careful. Fortunately, we’ve prepared this fun list of healthy, low carb snacks that are perfect for your next date with Netflix. Whether you’re looking for a snack with a salty crunch, or perhaps you prefer a sweeter treat, this list has something for everyone. Now, let’s start the show!
Salty, Savory & Crunchy Low Carb Snacks
For most of us, popcorn is the standard go to movie snack, but it has a high carb count, so it’s not a great fit for a low carb diet. Fortunately, there are plenty of other options for savory and salty snacks that are great to share. Here are a few of our most popular salty, crunchy low carb snacks to try with your next movie night!
Kay’s Naturals Pretzel Sticks combine a great crunch with tasty seasonings like Jalapeno Honey Mustard and Cinnamon Toast to deliver a delectable snack that is very high in protein and low in carbs.
If you are a big fan of tortilla chips, you’ll fall in love with these Nacho Cheese White Bean Chips from Beanitos. Great on their own, or for use as a solid dipping chip, Beanitos are high in fibre and protein, with zero grams of sugar per serving. Also available in other flavours like Chipotle BBQ
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For those of us looking to try something new and unusual, try picking up a bag of these lightly-salted Parsnip Chips from Hardbite. They’re great for dipping and are made right here in Canada in small batches. Give Hardbite’s other chips a try, like Carrot Chips and Beet Chips, and discover your new favourite snack.
Sweet & Decadent Low Carb Treats
While many people prefer salty snacks, others have more of a sweet tooth when it comes to snacks. For low carb dieters, this means finding snack foods that are low in sugar or sugar-free, but still have the sweetness that they crave. Luckily, there are plenty of sweet snacks out there to choose from, and here are some of the most popular ones we know about.
When you only want a few bite sized treats to satisfy that sweet tooth, these sugar-free Strawberry Cream Chocolates will definitely work out for you. They’ve got a soft, creamy filling just like those fancy boxed chocolates, with none of the sugar and carbs. Also available in Butter Cream Caramel and Coconut.
If caramel is your favourite flavour, then you’ve simply got to try these amazing Triple Treat Caramels from Judy’s Candy. They are completely sugar-free, and have an amazingly smooth, creamy caramel taste that you’ll fall in love with at first bite! Check out all the other sugar-free sweet treats from Judy’s Candy here.
Jelly beans are one of those classic candies that always remind us of childhood, and thanks to these delicious sugar-free Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, you can enjoy them again! Available in assorted flavours, including tasty little beans such as cherry, tangerine, grape, licorice, and many more. Grab a handful, and we dare you to try not to smile when you chew them!
Healthy Low Carb Dips
Why not mix up a tasty dip to go with some of those low carb chips or some veggie sticks? Here’s a great recipe for a delicious Dill Ranch Dip from Lisa at LowCarbYum.com that is incredibly easy to make and tastes amazing! With just a few seasonings, you can mix up some sour cream and mayo in to a tasty dip that won’t last long once the movie starts. Give it a try!
Another tasty dip option is with the line of Walden Farms calorie free dips. Experiment with flavours like Caramel Dip, Chocolate Dip, Roasted Garlic Humus or stick with more traditional flavours such as Bacon Dip, or French Onion, Ranch and others.
Low Sugar Drinks and Beverages
With all those salty and sweet snacks at your fingertips, you’ll inevitably be craving a nice, refreshing drink to quench your thirst. But forget about regular sodas that are loaded with sugar, and check out these awesome low carb low sugar drinks!
If you’ve got some rum handy, and want to mix up something special to go with your snacks, this Mai Tai mix from Baja Bob’s is just what you need. It’s completely sugar-free and has a fantastic taste that will definitely have you asking for another. Also available in other drink mix flavours like Margarita, Mojito and Pina Colada. Yum!
Another great drink choice for your movie night is this fantastic all-natural Grape Soda from Zevia. It’s got zero-sugar and zero-calories, and a classic grape soda taste that you’ll just love. Pick up a six-pack today and we’re sure that it’ll become one of your favourite drinks. Check out the full range of Zevia sugar-free drinks.
So, the next time you’ve got a movie night planned, or are getting the gang together for a weekend-long film festival, these snacks should keep everyone happy from the opening theme right through to the end credits. Snacks don’t need to be unhealthy to be fun, and with options like these, you definitely won’t be missing anything.
We hope that this list of salty snacks, sweet treats, and tasty drinks has inspired you to try something new. Now, go ahead and fire up Netflix or browse through your DVDs and find one of your favourite films! Happy snacking!