12 Healthy Snacks For Winter Movie Nights

The days are getting shorter and colder, and snuggling up in a blanket to watch a movie is the perfect way to enjoy a cozy winter evening. But if you’re not careful, an evening of Netflix can quickly turn into an unhealthy night of snacking. Keep these twelve snacks on hand for your next movie night so you can indulge without the guilt.

1. Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark

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No winter movie night would be complete without some pumpkin spice. This Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark is sweet, crunchy, and totally delicious. Plus, it’s loaded with fiber from the oats, chia seeds, and nuts.

2. Cinnamon Butternut Squash Fries

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This cinnamon butternut squash fries recipe makes a fabulous snack! Particularly for this time of year.

3. Sticky Caramel Popcorn

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Movie night just got a little sweeter. This Sticky Caramel Popcorn recipe is perfect for winter movie nights when you want to snuggle with a warm blanket on the couch. It’s a perfect reason to stay in this season.

4. Nacho Fries

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Take your ordinary fries to the next level with this Nacho Fries recipe. It’s the ultimate comfort food, especially when you load up on the cheese sauce and salsa. Finish it off with some guacamole and sour cream for good measure.

5. Family Night Pizza

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This Family Night Pizza recipe is ideal for winter movie nights. It will make everyone happy because who doesn’t love pizza? It’s perfect for slumber parties, too.

6. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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I’d like to introduce you to Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries – just like your favorite French fries, but healthier. It’s the perfect choice of healthy snacks for winter movie nights because it requires no oil.

7. Air Fryer Cheese Sticks

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Here’s another healthy movie snack: Air Fryer Cheese Sticks. The air fryer is such a handy tool in the kitchen for healthy eating. You can enjoy the crispiest cheese sticks without deep frying in oil. They might not be pretty, but they sure are tasty.

8. Grain-Free Trail Mix

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Whether you need a winter movie night snack or one that you can take on the go, look no further than this Grain Free Trail Mix recipe. This recipe is so versatile you can even use it to top your cereal for a delicious and nutritious breakfast.

9. Spicy Sweet Macadamia Nuts

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Can’t get enough macadamia nuts? Add this Spicy Sweet Macadamia Nuts recipe to your lineup of winter movie night snacks. Macadamia nuts are inherently delicious, and they take almost zero effort to prepare.

10. Chili Nachos

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This Chili Nachos recipe is perfect for game night or winter movie nights. There is something so comforting about digging into a bowl of chili nachos, and this recipe makes it healthy enough that you can feel good about snacking on them.

11. Garlic Parmesan Popcorn

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If you’re looking for a savory popcorn recipe for winter movie nights, try this Garlic Parmesan Popcorn recipe. If you find plain old popcorn boring, you wouldn’t want to have your popcorn any other way after this.

12. Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Nothing beats delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies for movie nights, and this winter, you can elevate your movie snacking with delicious yet healthy cookies that will be every bit as satisfying.

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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