Instead of snacks I like to eat a nice meal and watch a movie. I am at home so why not dinner with a movie? Otherwise nuts are nice and crunchy. I don't buttered popcorn and I make it on the stove so the salt is minimal. I like apple slices and peanut butter too.
plain old popcorn without all the oil and salt is tasty and healthy. Sunflower seeds in moderation, and various raw, unsalted nuts. Sweet potato chips, corn chips (watch the fat), and rice crisps are all good. Raisins and other dried fruit in small ammounts, and fresh fruit are all better tasting than most of the stuff in the snack and cookie aisle once you get past jonesing for refined sugar.
~1 Cauliflower - 1 whole, florets chopped into bite-sized pieces
~Nutritional Yeast - 4-5 tbl ~Sea Salt, 1 tsp ~Spirulina (OPTIONAL) 3 tablespoons, 5 if your are hard core ~Olive Oil, 2 teaspoons - a bit more if you have a big cauliflower ~Water, just a little splash
.......Put it all in a gallon size zip lock bag and shake until your arms hurt.(or a reusable Tupperware-type container)
You can make it cheesier by adding more nutritional yeast *and you can make it salty-sweet like CrakerJacks by addingraw honey (only do that if you are going to dehydrate or it will just be wet-sticky).
Not associating watching TV & Movies with food is the healthiest option. It has been shown the people over eat when watching TV as being engrossed with whats going on screen stops them listening to their bodies "full" signals. Definately a bad habit. Food should be associated with nutrition!
Melons. Honeydew melon to be exact. Any will work though. And also peanuts and cashews, just don't overdo it. A good trail mix with peanuts, raisins, a few semisweet chocolate chips, or M&M's, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds (without shells), as well as some soybeans, or really whatever floats your boat. Trail Mixes are great for energy, and also quite satisfying.
@addicted_2_blogs - I agree, I don't usually need food to watch a movie or TV. Usually a nice snuggly blanket and pillow works for me!
I would buy some tortillas, use a pizza cutter to make wedges out of them. You can also make squares and other shapes. . .halloween anyone? You can toss them with some olive oil and spices then jumble them on a cookie sheet and throw them in the oven. Toast 'em up good and serve with your favorite dip. . . .gauamole. . .mmmmmmm
This is my fav, i always snack when i watch things, Its a bad habit and i do seriously snack on anything. Its not even snacking, i just have to be crunching on things when im watching a show or movie and i plan for it. I think the crunchiness is important for this movie related event. Instead of popcorn or Lays I actually would get the homemade chips...these dont have to be potato chips, they have parsnips and othe vegetables that are turned into chip. Not deep fried but oven baked. I love them parsnips oven baked chips with salt and pepper. They're surprisingly sweet too.
Gourmet chef showed me this one (it even surprises Cauliflower haters): 1. whole head of Cauliflower 2. rub down with olive oil 3. sprinkle with herbs and seasonings of your choice (fragrant or spicy or combo) 4. back in oven for 15-20 min. at 420º 5. some people like dipping sauces, but I find it so good as is 6. florets break off easily making it the ideal "finger food" style appetizer
Your kitchen will smell like you're baking cookies ... not something people usually associate with cauliflower!