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Here are a bunch of ideas for healthy snack for movies, at home or in the cinema. Enjoy these healthy movie night snacks.

Want ideas for healthy cinema snacks? These healthy movie night snacks, including Sunsweet mango, will satisfy your sweet tooth. 

These healthy snacks for movies also do double duty as girls’ night snacks and healthy snacks for kids’ lunch boxes.

Thanks to the folks at Sunsweet for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own, as always.

My healthy movie night

This past weekend, my boyfriend, Lawrence, and I decided to have a movie night at home. Peggy Sue Got Married is one of my all-time favorite movies. You get to see Nicolas Cage when he was super young, so how fun is that?!

Wherever you’re watching a movie, it can be super tempting to snack on candy (hello, gummy bears and peanut butter M&Ms!), cookies, and other sweet treats.

But I’m always determined to have healthy snacks for movies on hand. Instead of going that route, I created little snack cups for us, featuring the Sunsweet Pacific Tropicals fruits.

The Thai Coconut was an especially great movie snack, since the pieces are so small—and if you eat them one by one, they last a good while. 

The next night, I went out to the movies with my friend Natalie, to see a premiere of The Resilient Heart at the Tribeca Film Festival.

I brought along a baggie of the Philippine Pineapple for us to have some healthy cinema snacks. They were so satisfying that I didn’t at all miss hitting up the concession stand.

My favorite movie snacks

Here are my favorite healthier movie snack options:

  • Dried fruit
  • Kale chips (love ’em baked with olive oil!)
  • Baked potato chips
  • Baked tortilla chips
  • Dark chocolate chips

Dried fruit for a movie snack

If you have a sweet tooth like me (or if you just like fruit…or enjoy snacktime!), you must try the Pacific Tropicals line from Sunsweet. It’s one of my favorite healthy snacks for movies.

Unfamiliar with the line? I was until recently, so here’s your quickie primer:

Sunsweet Thai Coconut

These coconut chips come from Thailand, and I love how crunchy they are! You get a little bit of iron, which helps your body transport oxygen, as well as some protein, in each serving.

Sunsweet Philippine Green Mango

Mangos from the Philippines? Yes, please. These green ones are tangy and a little bit tart. In each serving, you get 2 grams of filling fiber, as well as a quarter of the daily value for immunity-helping vitamin C.

Sunsweet Philippine Mango

These are my favorite. They’re sweet and juicy, which really says it all. Each serving provides an excellent amount of eye-helping vitamin A and an excellent amount of vitamin C. They make great healthy snacks for movies!

Sunsweet Philippine Pineapple

Sensing a trend here? These are also from the Philippines and are made from hand-picked pineapples. The pineapple offers a bit of blood-pressure-helping potassium, as well as some vitamin C.

While these dried fruits are sweetened with sugar, they’re otherwise just fruit and serve as really good stand-ins for more sugary snack and dessert options. I’m going to tell you how I recently enjoyed them!

Movie snacks on the go

I’m one of those people who carries her life in her purse. At all times, I always have a snack, a bottle of water, as well as random other things I consider essential, like a mini lint roller.

I made up a little baggie of the Philippine Mango and carried it with me to take to as a healthy snack for the movies. It really hit the spot and definitely was a superior choice over the sugary snacks sold at the theater.

Healthy ice cream toppings

If you’re watching a movie at home, fruit-based ice cream is one of the best healthy snacks for ovies!

I decided to make a toppings bar out of all the dried fruit offerings. I’m a huge fan of fruit-based “nice cream,” and I whipped up an easy Chocolate Nice Cream, using no added sugar (just unsweetened cocoa powder).

The toppings bar works with almost any flavor of nice cream, so consider giving my Cantaloupe Banana Nice Cream a try, too.

I set out all the toppings and went at it! I added a little bit of each to my bowl, although I also think the Thai Coconut would make a stellar topping on its own.

And of course, these toppings would absolutely work on traditional ice cream as stand-ins to things like sprinkles or chocolate chips.

You’re getting nutrition from the fruit, which you can’t always say for your ice cream or nice cream toppings!

More healthy movie snack ideas

Want more healthy snacks for movies? Give these healthy snacks a try for your next move night.

  • Chocolate Parfait with Cherries and Ginger
  • Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Balls
  • Superfood Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

I’d love to hear from you! What would you add to this list of healthy snacks for movies?

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