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A trip to the movie theater seems to be synonymous with snacking — chewy chocolate, bubbly soda and, of course, salty, buttery popcorn. The good news is that no matter how strong your movie snack cravings are, these healthier food swaps save you a ton of fat and calories without sacrificing all the flavor and fun. These powerhouse snack packets are sold individually and in bulk in different snack sections (I recently picked one up in a 7-Eleven!), and they’re compact enough to pack into any bag or pocket.

Pair with a bag of baby carrots or whole wheat crackers—the Sabra hummus cup is a great low-calorie option at just 160 calories for an entire serving. Movie theaters are not known for their healthy snack options. In fact, the moviegoing experience facilitates the type of mindless snacking that can be bad for your health. However, informing yourself ahead of time allows you to make healthier choices at the theater (MacMillan, 2015.

Healthy Snack Options at the Movie Theater. Don’t let jumbo calorie counts ruin your hard-earned weight loss. Here, smart and delicious ways to snack at the movies. Typical movie snacks not only wreck your diet but cause bloating and all sorts of digestive upset from the high amounts of fat, sugar, and salt.

Choose a better option with some of these healthy snacks to take to the movies that are affordable and will fit into any handbag. Movie snacks are as important as what you’re watching, whether you’re at the theater or staying in. Ditch the fake-butter popcorn for these healthy snacks.

Swap out your sugar-filled sorbet for a half-cup of frozen strawberries or berries blended until smooth to save more than 100 calories. Did you know? The Vita-Mix blender can turn your frozen fruit into an ice cream consistency for the perfect delicious and healthy treat.

8. White rice for quinoa (147 calories vs 136 calories). As boring as “healthy snacks” might sound, you’d be surprised at just how tasty they are, all the new things you’ll get to try, and how easy they are to tote around with you on the go. (Seriously, they fit in your laptop bag, purse, workout bag or backpack just as easily as the prepackaged stuff.). LET’S BE CLEAR: it’s better to fill up before you go to the movies than to buy snacks there. Real-world snacks are 200 calories; movie snacks run as high as 1,200.The portions are huge, and.

Explore Barbara Richard’s board “Healthy movie snacks”, followed by 500 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Snacks, Recipes, Healthy snacks.

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The CSPI declared that a medium-size bag of movie popcorn had more “fat than a breakfast of bacon and eggs, a Big Mac and fries and a steak dinner combined.”6 Movie popcorn sales plunged, and theaters raced to replace their coconut oil with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.

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by Dr. James DiNicolantonio, Dr. Jason Fung
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It should be obvious from this table that flavor losses are extremely problematic for most snack foods especially considering that snacks are typically thin products, which greatly favors flavor loss.

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• Try these snacks ideas: unsalted pretzels or nuts mixed with raisins; graham crackers; low-fat, fat-free, or frozen yogurt; popcorn with no salt or butter added; and raw vegetables.

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For example, Adriaanse et al. (2010) found that participants in MCII decreased unhealthy snacking habits compared to a group that thought about and listed healthy snacks.

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Change in cravings is illustrated for (A) carbohydrates, (B) sweets, (C) fast-food fats, and (D) high fats by group (low-carbohydrate diet [LCD] and low-fat diet [LFD]).

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The role of snacks in a healthy lifestyle is only starting to be developed.

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There were two diet food items (fat-free ice cream versus cottage cheese and Diet Coke versus orange juice, with the italicized choice being healthier) and four nondiet food items (celery versus carrots, rice cakes versus wheat bread, jelly versus peanut butter, and lettuce versus spinach).

“Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity?” by Institute of Medicine, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Food Marketing and the Diets of Children and Youth, Vivica I. Kraak, Jennifer Appleton Gootman, J. Michael McGinnis
from Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity?
by Institute of Medicine, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, et. al.
National Academies Press, 2006

One recent experimental study explored the impact of pairing images of snack foods with potential negative health consequences such as obesity or an unhealthy heart (Hollands et al. 2011; see Focus on Research 5.1).

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by Ogden, Jane
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There was a slight increase in the percentage of low-fat snacks sold when labels identified low-fat choices over no labels (14.5% vs. 14.3%, respectively), and a slight further increase when the labels were accompanied by signs promoting low-fat snack choices (15.4%).

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A scan of the %RDV column reveals that in terms of total fat, foods in ads with teen characters are nutritionally acceptable.

“The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950” by Patrick Jamieson, Daniel Romer
from The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950
by Patrick Jamieson, Daniel Romer
Oxford University Press, 2008

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  • why are all the comments so rude on this video? no food is gonna be perfectly healthy, she’s literally giving suggestions on how to have healthIER options for the foods you like. not all of them may apply to you but chill they are alternatives smh.

  • these I actually haven’t seen before, it’s nice how it’s not completely just swapping out snacks into fruit or veggies like in the other videos

  • Parmesan has probiotics, olive oil cleans out your liver, wheat grains (aka noodles) are essential for energy amongst other things. Some of these I wouldn’t necessarily “swap” but maybe also incorporate. Add some zucchini noodles TO your wheat pasta, sprinkle some Parmesan on your cheese. Being afraid of foods like breads, pastas and certain dairy products not only can cause dangerous deficiencies but can actually predispose young adults and teens to eating disorders. All food groups are essential in some way so don’t cut everything out just be wise and experiment:)

  • since i was a kid, i always have eaten baked food instead of fried. Trust me, i tried both and tastes the same, or maybe just for me because i’m used to

  • when she said add lemon to carbonated water for natural sweetnesshoney, i gotta ask, have you ever had lemon? thats got NO sweetness the F??

  • Thank you so much, I find these videos extremely useful. I get really stressed out because I feel like if you are eating healthy, there isn’t much delicious options. This has definitely proved that wrong. I now will be buying these things.��

  • 1:37 or just pull what I do and juice your own fruit and add only gelatin and boom. Fruit gummies. Same thing can be done with veggies and I’ve historically tricked my niece who hates anything green to eat broccoli, zucchini, etc by hiding it in gummies or brownies or just making it more appealing

  • Bruh. Tf she got yams in her fruit bowl in the background lmao. And that butternut squash just vibin there in the background too lol. Great video though!

  • Imma go bake some cookies, but instead of adding the cup of sugar i’ll use a cup of cinnamon! Thank you for the amazing substitution idea!

  • I don’t understand the boiled vs fried egg one. They are the same amount of calories and they are just cooked differently. I don’t use butter when I fry eggs so it doesn’t add any extra stuff to the egg. I think fried eggs are better for me too because they are bigger, and if I eat something with large volume I won’t want to eat more later.

  • Bruh since when everyone started to hate on tasty �� atleast their ideas aren’t stolen or fake okay?? And they didn’t say it was completely healthy just healthier than regular snacks

  • Hi amazing ideas, as always more interesting than any cookbook. I got into watching your channel watching your fab ideas and fab music. Give me this any day, rather than someone talking ‘at,’ you! Keep them coming.

  • I’m addictive to homemade popped corn I love love love popped corn that I’d had to actually give myself a month from it I was just wondering like is it bad for the abdomen like do you get bloted eating it constantly I’m really trying to find a bad reason why I can’t eat it lol I would rather eat air popped for lunch and snack and if there’s really nothing to eat dinner�� I know right too much, help!

  • Thank you for the precious information! I’m trying to loose some weight! Check my health related videos in my channel

  • I stopped eating dry fruits since I found out how much extra sugar they add, now when I want something sweet I just eat fresh fruit

  • I love almond milk. Sounds strange but I poured some orange juice in a glass of almond milk and it was pretty good. Kinda like the taste of orange sherbert.

  • What about swapping out nuts? My stomach cant digest nuts but I know theres a lot of health benefits. What can you use to swap it out??

  • You should do some research on GMO. That’s the most important thing to mention when talking food in general but especially corn products.

  • my friend works at a movie theater and he brings me these huge garbage bag sized bags of popcorn, this is the second bag of popcorn he’s brought me and after the finishing first one i feel ive gained no weight at all, i actually workout a lot, and i feel it has not gotten in the way of conditioning my body

  • coconut oil is actually unhealthy due to the high concentration of beta glycosidic bonds and presence of unstaurated fats, stick to extra virgin baby <3

  • So much of hot sauce?? Really?? Original recipe uses butter/oil to calm down the spicyness of the wings along with seasoning. Not good for the tummy mate! And it’s an appitiser which is eaten first before the main meal so your gonna eat this spicier healthier version of chicken wings while super hungry then… Can’t imagine anyone eating that and spending the next few days in the toilet ������ original is the best and maybe we can make few changes in it by reducing the salt or adding in other options like olive oil/grapeseed oil instead but spicy food is not always a great way to lose weight. Mainly because it’s like a fuel to stomach acids which is not good for the body��. Hmmmm ����

  • If I’m eating fried egg it means I want fried eggs… Not poached… Give me better substitute… If I want cheese then cheese not yeast… Majonaisse for avocado lol

  • Qui est ce qui sera intéressé par une méthode efficace que j’ai utilisé moi même, C un miracle!!! Ce programme d’accompagnement est adapté à vous, à votre rythme.

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  • I usually heat the pot and pop the corn without any oil. Then when I’m done I add whatever I like after. Excluding butter and salt.

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  • Make your own hummus! Don’t use the store bought stuff, because it has way to many fat, if you make it yourself, it’s so much more healthy.

  • I like to make nicecream instead of buying regular ice cream in the house but if I’m out In sometimes treat myself with regular ice cream, but I love homemade frozen banana ice cream its healthy delicious and cheap

  • Hi Liv! Do you have a healthy alternative for a pizza crust but not using cauliflower? Cauliflower is harsh on my stomach. Using Almond Flour would be great ����

  • Grains is very sugary you should it by yourself usually selfmade is more heallthier if you don’t add lots of sugar or salt or stuff like that…

  • HI Sarah, is Skinny Pop good for us? They literally use 3 ingredients, but we all know that companies are not required to list all the ingredients on their labels. Thoughts?

  • No. Zucchini noodles cannot replace real noodles. And there is no reason to not eat noodles. When you feel like you can’t eat these things you don’t have to avoid them you simply have to get your shit together.

  • I know people don’t like being compared, but I just had to. Your videos remind me so much of liv’s life. Hopefully you don’t get offended, I love both you guys

  • What If you eat alot of macadamian and other nuts??A cookie Is 200 calories or soo?,but when I eat macadamian nuts i eat at least 800 calories worth… 2 oz of nuts is not much but I guess 3 oz. of macadamians is better then 3 cookies full of carbs

  • Great video, could you make a video on healthy homemade snacks to bring to school, work or even on holidays. I have made a few of your snacks and they taste great.Thank you.

  • Thanks to this channel I’ve actually already made a few of these changes. I’ve also replaced all my condiments with various mustards and hot sauces. Saves quite a lot of calories on sandwiches and the like

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  • guys, stop, these are healthy.
    1. chicken wings (you’re baking chicken, not frying. Buffalo sauce is very low in calories & spicy food is good for you. Just because you’re on a healthy diet, doesn’t mean you can’t use sauce. It doesn’t mean you have to eat bland chicken)
    2. peanut butter chocolate ice cream (the video doesn’t specify what type of peanut butter, but obviously use unsalted organic peanut butter: very healthy. Do I need to get in to how healthy dark chocolate, bananas, & greek yogurt is? You all know) Obviously do not eat the whole thing as peanut butter and bananas are high in calories (but are super healthy in moderation)
    3. Zucchini fries (Obviously Zucchini fries are healthy especially baked: do not fry. Dipping it in egg is obviously healthy. Adding parmesan & some panko is very low in calories) Cheese is part of a keto diet too if you are doing keto diet. You don’t have to eat plain zucchini on a diet, you can add seasonings
    4. Broccoli Cheddar Tots (Obviously baking broccoli dipped in egg is super healthy. If you are worried about the cheddar you shouldn’t be. Cheddar is part of keto diet. It is high in protein. Look for unprocessed cheddar. You don’t have to add a lot of if you’re scared.)
    5. Chocolate chip cookie dough (Cashews & agave is super healthy. Tasty adds almond flour which is good because that is for keto dieters since it is low in carbs. Add dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate)
    6. Sweet potato chips (sweet potatoes is a good healthy carb. Eat this instead of regular potatoes. It also baked and not fried. I personally do not eat any carbs because I am on a keto diet)

    Just because you are on a healthy diet, doesn’t mean you have to torture yourself with bland, unseasoned food. Adding some sauces & some cheese is perfectly fine. Cut down on carbs, don’t eat big portions and count your calories. I went from 190 to 150 in four months by eating a keto diet (no carbs) (adding sauces, seasoning, cheese) with cheat day once a week.

  • Could you try to make a video that also takes CO2-emmissions into consideration?
    I like some of your ideas but I cannot do that by watching regional ��

  • Popcorn for me is the best food while watching a movie. I though popcorn is unhealthy, thanks for telling us that it’s not, so now i can eat it more then i have been. haha:-)

  • Theres nothing healthy about the 1st meal though lol with that being said, I’ll be watchkng the entire video making it tomorrow morning.

  • What do you think and how do you feel about hemp milk? Also, love this video idea! I think it’s the best place to start when starting a new healthy diet/lifestyle. Jumping in is so difficult because when you feel deprived it’s a lot easier to give in to junk food.

  • No hate but do you guys understand what healthy is? I thought it was gonna be vegan or vegetarian or something other than CARNIVORE

  • I’m starting to eat healthier and my favourite type of popcorn is air popped with vinegar, dill, garlic powder & black pepper. I love it! Thanks for the video!

  • YES!! It’s healthier when you pop it at home yourself with bit of salt and use less oil / coconut. That’s what I been doing for a snack with my weight loss going good so far ��

  • 0:05 Buffalo Wings

    0:35 Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

    1:02 Zucchini Fries

    1:28 Broccoli Cheddar Tots

    2:07 Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

    2:40 Sweet Potato Chips

  • My swap suggestion! Instead of regular coffee swap out for dandelion tea “coffee”. My favorite brand is teeccino bc it is so flavorful and delicious. It also doesn’t contain caffeine, a stimulant that can cause a whole load of problems in your gut. Dandelion is extremely good for your gut and your body will thank you!

  • I just bought some popcorn because I love kettle corn popcorn. I have been looking at all the Whirley pop pot, but still want to see if I can do it a different way and have it come out just as good.

  • 1) I’d love to see more of this with different snacks and it would be really helpful to have the total calories and macros of each item with a picture and total calories/macros of the original snack

  • Instead of using white tortillas u can use brown wholewheat ones! They are still really delicious and don’t make you feel like your missing out on anything! I sometimes have it with lettuce shredded chicken and some mayo. 7 year old me loved this combo!

  • Mix orange flavored sparkling water with orange juice for a Fanta spin-off �� you can do it with any juice and it is amazing. Just make sure to get juices without any added sugars.

  • I love boiled eggs so I have it for breakfast. And I loveee oatmeal so I eat it everyday for dinner. I don’t add sugar. Just honey and some nuts and I think its perfect for losing weight. Thank you for this awesome video.

  • Mine is little strange to most of you.. I make soy sauce, honey and coconut oil popcorn. It is good and I am addicted! Try once:)

  • Hey, does anyone know the measurements for the peanut butter banana ice cream thingy?? Pls let me know i want to make it but idk what the measurements are i dont rlly wanna just but in random amounts….hehe

  • Popcorn is delicious �� I watched this video while eating popcorn I popped myself in a kettle. Organic popcorn, organic butter, sea salt with mixed herbs and freshly ground black pepper THAT is a recipe for a delicious and healthy popcorn snack:D

  • 0:28 is totally wrong swap. Cinnamon is spicy. like pepper… Not sweet. Cinnamon taste dessert like cinnamon roll or pie uses a little cinnamon powder and pour a lot of sugar.

  • add some lemon juice to the avocado smush, it keeps it fresh longer, prevents it from going brown and adds a nice sour note to the taste

  • I live in Denmark and We just pop popcorn without Oil and We dont put bitter in our popcorn and i never tried it, We just put salt on. Me and My family want to spain and We ordered some popcorn and you should see our faces when we ate it, it was With suger instead of salt wich was really weird, so We just asked if We could get some salt and We did����just thougt you should hear The story

  • Blah blah, dont have the time for your yapping, disliked, next time give us the information right away instead of being a cock tease.

  • Not everyone is lactose intolerant or allergic to milk or vegan so the milk stuff isn’t that unhealthy but cheese and ice cream is cheese has a lot of salt in it so too much cheese effects your heart ice cream has a lot of sugar but they have ice cream with no sugar added

  • Healthy food is subjective. As long u feel good about what u eat, that’s healthy for the individual. I could eat rice but in small moderation, I could consider that healthy as well. Sometimes all u need to do is just cut down rather than swap out. Moderation and balance is key to healthy eating.

  • Cause I’m losing weight I AirPop it or microwave in a brown bag no salt no oil pepper and ms dash it’s helping me get my calories high when on a plant based diet low fat high fiber & has protein

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  • Lovely video!
    What do you think about the grape seed oil to cook? I’ve heard it is also as good as the avocado oil.

  • You really want to lose weight and keep it off. Stop eating out. Eat organic. Stop buying processed food. Stop drinking milk, yogart and butter. Buy grass fed and finished butter. Grass fed and finished beef. Buy organic veggies they are not sprayed with Monsanto Weed Killer. Organic fruit. But cold pressed extra virgin olive oil and extra virgin coconut oil. No other processed oils that clog arteries. Buy einkorn flour no processed flour. All my craving stopped no more depression no more breakouts. No more hard bowel movements. I never felt better in my life. I was not trying to lose weight but slowly started losing excess body fat as a by product of eating right now i do not miss eating out at all. And the food has so much flavor. Hamburger tasts like hamburger. Veg have flavor. Fruit is sweet. Stop buying food that is made to kill you off early. Diets do not work. This is a life style that works. No tying of stomach. Walnuts.

  • I love popcorn and I pop it at home, I add some poudered flavours, but I’m confused about how many calories it contains, Like how many calories in a big bowl of popcorn?

  • They’re called snacks for a reason. If you already eat the original foods occasionally as snacks then eating these alternatives instead would automatically be eating healthier. If you ate these all the time or as a meal then it wouldn’t be healthy. Everything is unhealthy when you consume a certain amount of it. You could replace hot wings with spinach but if you eat too much spinach you’ll get sick. Eating these as snacks(meaning in small amounts and occasionally) isn’t unhealthy by itself.

  • Carmike cinemas uses coconut oil and flavorcol, which is an ultrafine seasoned salt, fine salts spread more evenly meaning you need less salt to taste the salty flavor.

  • what are those “not so.healthy stuff” that you shouldnt put on your popcorn, and what spices can we use for the popcorn can we use like the cheese powder or etc.?, lastly is the popcorn at the cinema good? thank you, sorry if it was long ty

  • You should of made the nuts vegan cookies
    And you should of made the raw fruits to homemade fruit juice (ok raw fruits are healthy,but I don’t always eat it raw)
    I think you should of made lean meat to alternative meats like mushroom
    You should of made boiled eggs to alternative eggs like tofu
    Sugar can be comsumed,in moderation
    Lastly,salt is very important to our body but too much is bad for you
    Please do your research next time

  • I am just obsessed with your recipe videos! I am glad you showed the popcorn recipe..I down have a microwave and sometimes wonder how I could satisfy my popcorn craving 😉 awesome!