Friday, July 15, 2011

Movie Snacks Make-Over...

Did you catch the midnight showing of HP VII? I sure didn't ...I was asleep. I do however, have plans to catch a movie at the Drive in this week-end with the fam. Maybe you have plans to kick off the week-end catching a movie too. Whether you are heading to a theatre or catching a flick at home (click here to see a free blockbuster movie rental code) try some of these yummy/ nutritious movie snacks alternatives!

Honey popcorn balls:

 Make large bowl of popcorn. I pop mine over the stove in a large pot with a tight fitting lid.

To pop popcorn on stove:
  • Cover bottom of pot with layer of olive oil.
  • Then cover bottom of pot with a layer of popcorn kernels.
  • When you hear the kernels start popping shake the pot over the burner continuously until the popping slows down or stops.
Honey mixture:
Heat 1 Tbs Butter 1/4 cup honey over med heat until boiling. Boil 1-2 minutes until honey turns a little bit darker brown but not too dark.
Pour Honey mixture over popcorn. When it cools make into delicious popcorn balls by squeezing them into a ball shape with your hands. Your kids will love them!!

Build your own trail mix:

Help candy lovers choose a healthier portable snack by allowing them to make their own trail mixes. Provide a wide variety of nutrient-packed ingredients to encourage creativity. Nuts such as walnuts, peanuts and almonds provide a satisfying crunch while dried fruits such as cranberries, apricots, raisins or apple add a chewy texture. Children will also enjoy adding a handful of popcorn or their favorite cereal to the mix. Allow children to add a tablespoon of chocolate chips or chocolate covered raisins for a sweet treat. Shake the ingredients in a sandwich bag and enjoy!


Teddy Bear Sunday;

Thanks to Google for pic

Children will love making this nutritious snack in a bag. Cut open the top of a single-serve package of bear-shaped graham cookies. Allow your children to drop in a few spoonfuls of their favorite yogurt or pudding. Top the sundae with sliced bananas, strawberries or mandarin oranges. Add a disposable spoon and this snack is ready to go. If you are taking this to the theatre, you can make this in a zip lock baggy, once you get to the theatre distribute to your kids and enjoy!

Happy Week-end!

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