Next time you want to binge on Netflix movies, prepare the right snack. If regular buttered popcorns and chocolate-chip cookies make you guilty, switch to low-carb movie snacks.
You can make delicious but healthy snacks in a short amount of time. They will make your movie nights more interesting.
Try these 20 recipes to make delicious healthy snacks for the movie session.
Zucchini chips have lower calories than regular potato chips. You can bake them until crisp instead of frying them in oil. You can also get creative with the flavor. However, this recipe uses simple salt, black pepper, and white vinegar.
Mini Zucchini Pizza Snacks
These keto cinema snacks give you a pizza flavor without the carbs. Each mini snack consists of a zucchini slice, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, and parmesan cheese. The creamy texture of zucchinis makes them almost taste like soft bread.
Spiced Chicken Nuggets
Why settle with limp, bland chicken nuggets if you can make the superior version? This recipe results in crispy chicken nuggets with juicy centers. The coat batter is mixed with spices, such as oregano, garlic, paprika, and onion powder.
Spiced Keto Crackers
Regular crackers are not keto-friendly, but these crackers are. The recipe uses almond flour and spice blend such as Everything but the Bagel. The spice blend consists of onion powder, garlic powder, poppy seeds, and sesame seeds. You can eat crackers with cheese slices and fruits.
Roasted Nuts with Spices and Maple Syrup
Make roasted nuts less boring by mixing maple syrup and spices with them. This recipe uses rosemary and cayenne pepper to flavor the nuts. You can mix any favorite nuts, such as peanuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts, and pecans.
Fancy Stovetop Popcorn
Microwaved popcorn may be practical, but it is not satisfying. This low-carb popcorn recipe uses the old-school stovetop cooking method to make the popcorn. You also mix the kernels with fancy ingredients, such as Parmigiano cheese, sea salt, garlic and onion powder, and mustard powder. Use coconut oil to cook the kernels.
Simple Caramelized Pecans
Caramelized pecans are sweet, savory, and better than store-bought snacks with empty calories. You can make them with simple ingredients, such as white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and butter. Adding cardamoms make the pecans taste more interesting.
Keto-friendly Protein Bars
Have a low-carb movie night with keto-friendly protein bars. These bars are coated with dark chocolate, making them perfect for a fun night. The bars use vanilla protein powder as the base ingredient. Adding peanut butter makes the bars more nutritious and delicious.
Paleo Sesame and Almond Crackers
Almond flour is a great ingredient for paleo crackers. You can mix the cracker dough with sesame seeds. The results are crunchy, savory crackers ideal for people in paleo or keto diet. The cooking process only takes around 35 minutes, so you can start making the crackers an hour before the movie plays.
Roasted Almonds with Rosemary
Roasted almonds are delicious even with simple ingredients. However, you can improve the flavor by adding rosemary. Add cayenne pepper to make the almonds spicier, although it depends on your taste on a spicy flavor.
Pot Popcorns with Coconut Oil and Salt
The simplest homemade popcorn doesn’t give you a lot of calories like the bagged ones. This recipe only requires salt and coconut oil as the basic ingredients. Using coconut oil makes the popcorns more delightful, with a subtle unique flavor.
Snack Bars with Coconut and Pecans
If you are worried about the carbs in popcorn, try making keto snack bars with coconut and pecans. These snack bars have interesting visuals and flavor profiles. Mixing butter, fiber syrup, and whipping cream creates a great base for the coconut and pecans.
Roasted Cashews with Spices
Roasted nuts, including cashews, are easy to get creative with. You can use various spices and flavoring to make your cashews more delightful. Simple salt and pepper work great, but you can also use curry powder, rosemary, cumin, paprika, black pepper, and citrus zest.
Baked “Green Bean Fries” with Parmesan
Fries are great movie snacks, but they go to your waistline and arteries pretty quickly. This recipe uses green beans, eggs, and parmesan cheese to replace the fries. You also bake the beans instead of frying them, which reduces the calories from oil.
Dark Chocolate Cups with Sunflower Seeds
These chocolate cups are the healthier versions of store-bought chocolate cups with peanut butter. Use molasses and date syrup (or maple) for the sweetener substitutes instead of regular sugar. Roast the sunflower seeds on a pan without oil before processing them.
Homemade Keto Cheez-Its
This no-carb movie snack takes a healthier twist from a popular cheese snack. Homemade keto “Cheez-Its” are made of almond flour and eggs, which are completely devoid of carbs. You can mix several types of cheese (the recipe uses mozzarella, sharp cheddar, and cream cheese).
Roasted Walnuts with Spices and Honey
Make your roasted walnuts taste more interesting with honey and spices. You only need to douse the walnuts with honey before baking them, which is a healthier way to cook nuts. Sprinkle a little paprika powder and chili flakes, but don’t go overboard, because the spiciness will undercut the natural walnuts and honey flavors.
Coconut Chips with Almonds
Coconut chips are great nibbling snacks, available in sweetened and unsweetened versions. Make the healthier version at home with coconut sugar, almonds, and salt. There is no oil in the recipe, so you can enjoy the coconut snacks without feeling guilty.
Healthy Pecan Chocolate Bark
This pecan chocolate bark is healthy but still delicious. You can use dark chocolate, sugar-free sweetener, and coconut oil to make the chocolate praline. After pouring the melted mixture on roasted pecans, you will get delicious barks.
This recipe needs chilling instead of baking (except for the caramel coat, which requires some stovetop heating). Use brown sugar substitute instead of regular white sugar to make the caramel sauce.
Creative, homemade movie snacks can be healthy and delicious. Try these low-carb movie snacks whenever you want to binge-watch your favorite movies or series.