Make Winter Movie Nights Extra Fun With These 13 Healthy Snacks

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A movie night is the perfect way to relax with friends or family and escape the cold of winter. But what makes it even better is having some delicious snacks to munch on. Yes, it’s easy to reach for a bag of chips or candy, but they’re not the healthiest options. Here are thirteen tasty snack ideas to upgrade your movie nights this winter.

1. Cinnamon Butternut Squash Fries

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This Cinnamon Butternut Squash Fries is just like regular baked fries, only much healthier and flavorful. The best part? You can buy pre-cut butternut squash fries at the grocery store, making this snack super easy to make.

2. Pumpkin Donuts

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It’s not fall without the taste of pumpkin, and these Pumpkin Donuts give you the perfect dose. Baked instead of deep-fried, they’re just as delicious as traditional donuts but way healthier.

3. Nacho Fries

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Nothing says “movie night” like something with “Nacho” in the title. Nacho Fries are a fantastic snack to munch on with somebody special while you watch a movie.

4. Homemade Kettle Corn

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Homemade Kettle Corn is made with pumpkin pie spice in this recipe, making it a delicious choice for any autumn movie night. But surprisingly, it doesn’t taste like pumpkin pie spice. It just tastes like regular kettle corn.

5. Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark

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Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark is a crunchy, healthy, sweet snack that is perfect for snuggling and sharing on movie night.

6. Whipped Maple Butter With Pumpkin Spice

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Whipped Maple Butter With Pumpkin Spice is great for spreading on crackers or even a few pieces of toast for a heartier snack.

7. Pumpkin Biscotti

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Pumpkin Biscotti will go perfectly with some hot apple cider or hot chocolate.

8. Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread

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Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread is more of a dessert type of snack, but it’s definitely a good option for watching your favorite Fall moves.

9. Pumpkin Fries

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Pumpkin Fries or pumpkin wedges are a truly healthy snack that gives you tons of fiber with great pumpkin flavor.

10. Pumpkin Hummus

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Pumpkin Hummus paired with some whole-grain pita chips is a perfect movie night snack. You can spread it on toast, too.

11. Pumpkin Spice Yogurt

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Pumpkin Spice Yogurt is a treat that even the kids will enjoy. It whips up quickly and gives you all the Fall flavors you’d expect from this type of dish.

12. Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

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Chocolate Pumpkin Bread is another dessert-like snack. You really can’t go wrong with this one on movie night or any other night of the week.

13. Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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Pumpkin Spice Mini Muffins are a great option for snacks. They are full of Fall flavor and are perfectly portioned to be snack-size.

The Daily Snack Tray

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Home with the kids? This snack tray idea is a great way to get them to snack on healthy foods all day and quit bugging you for snacks. Works for adults, too!

After-School Snacks That Won’t Ruin Dinner

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Sick of the kids ruining dinner with everything they eat after they get home from school? Here are some ideas for healthier snacks they’ll enjoy that won’t ruin dinner.

Need Some Healthy Movie Snacks?

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The food shack at the movie theater can leave you with a tummy ache when the movie is done. Here are some snacks you can sneak in or enjoy at home for a happier belly.

40 Clean Eating Road Trip Snacks

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Hitting the road this summer? Take along some healthy snacks that will keep you from overspending and ending up with a stomach ache because we all know that the food you buy on the road is rarely, if ever, the healthiest option.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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