If hearing the words “healthy movie night” seems like an oxymoron to you, you’ve come to the right place. A typical movie night at home involves popcorn, soda, pizza, candy, and other foods that are bad for your body if consumed in excess. However, I know it is unrealistic to ask you to give up your favorite movie time treats. That’s why I am going to give you some alternatives to traditional movie night foods and activities so that you can have a healthy movie night without guilt.
1. Switch to Air-Popped Popcorn
If you are going to make one change towards having a healthy movie night, it would be this. Popcorn at the movie theater is loaded with butter and salt, not to mention there are so many unnecessary calories in it. You may be thinking that microwave popcorn at home is a safe alternative because it has less calories and fat, but there is actually a coating on the inside of most bags that has been shown to cause lung cancer! Air-popped popcorn is the healthiest choice and it doesn’t require any added oil to pop – just air! You can control what you put on your popcorn this way, and you can even add a little melted butter if you want to (just don’t go overboard!). These air-poppers are available in most large stores.