Fun and Healthy Snacks for Movie Night
During these long winter months, nothing beats a cozy movie night at home with the family. And what would the movies be without a few tasty snacks to go alongside? Instead of the standard microwave popcorn, here are a few new ideas, including a couple of our favorites made with wheat germ. These guilt-free treats are fun to eat, and they’re also easy on the waistline!
Kettle Corn with Wheat Germ: Once you see how easy it is to make your own kettle corn, you’ll make it again and again. Our recipe uses Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ for added texture with a hint of sweetness.
Homemade trail mix: Get the kids involved in the kitchen and let them create their own trail mix using whatever dried fruits, nuts and seeds you have on hand. A few tablespoons of chocolate chips won’t hurt either.
Chocolate, Pistachio, Dried Cherry and Wheat Germ Bark: If you’re a chocolate lover you will love this easy bark recipe. Since it is made with heart-healthy nuts, vitamin-rich wheat germ and antioxidant-filled cherries, you can feel good about indulging.
Classic Hummus with Toasted Pine Nuts: Homemade hummus is an easy, protein-packed dip that goes perfectly with veggies, tortilla chips or pita bread. It tastes even better the next day, so make it in advance to save time.
Baked Barbecue Kale Chips: If you love crunchy, salty potato chips you will love these addictive and easy-to-make kale chips.
Edamame: Sold in the produce or freezer section, steamed or boiled edamame are delicious warm or at room temperature with a sprinkle of sea salt. A great source of protein, these bite-sized nibbles will fill you up without filling you out.
What are your favorite healthy treats to enjoy during movie night?