Now that staying home is the new normal, people must think of ways to entertain themselves indoors. Binge-watching movies or your favourite TV series is one way to bond with your family while staying within the safety of your home. Both are easily accessible these days, especially with the growing popularity of giant streaming companies.
Binge-watching is hardly complete without snacks to keep you company. One is not enjoyable without the other. But this could be problematic, especially since staying indoors means you get less exercise than you would like or need. That is why binge-watching snacks must not only be tasty but healthy as well. I personally love retro sweets and always have them when I’m watching Netflix, but if you want to throw something a little healthier in into the mix there are plenty of options.
Healthy snacks are hard to find, but with a plant-based and vegan sour cream, you can indulge from time to time. Keeping a vegan sour cream handy is the best thing you can do to take your binge-watching sessions to the next level.
Here are a few delightful and healthy snack ideas for your next binge-watching session.
- Cheese Board Appetizer
The cheese board appetizer is palatable, regardless of the occasion. From formal gatherings to simple movie time with family and friends, you can never go wrong with the variety that a cheese board appetizer offers. Include some fresh or dried fruits in your spread with your choice of special cheeses. A variety of nuts and crackers or bread would also go nicely. You can even add hams and salami for a dose of protein.
- Bacon-wrapped Potato Bites with Dip
Who can turn down bacon? Indulge yourself occasionally with this tasty treat. Make your snack and binge-watching more enjoyable by wrapping bacon on bite-sized potatoes layered with cheese in between. Pair it up with a guilt-free and flavourful dip of plant-based and vegan sour cream. Serve this delightful combination for a great movie night experience.
- Crispy Kale Chips
Binge-watching snacks can both be tasty and healthy. A good example is roasting kale into crisp chips. It is one of the most nutritious and delicious snacks you can easily whip up at home before your TV marathon.
Making your own crispy kale chips at home allows you to have more control of the ingredients, meaning less fat and sodium compared to store-bought potato chips. To make garlicky kale chips, toast kale leaves with olive oil and garlic in the oven until crisp.
- Flavoured Popcorn
It is hard to imagine a movie binge-watching without popcorn. It is a classic snack that never grows old with its many flavours. You can add nuts, honey, caramel, even chocolate chips to make your snack more exciting. For a healthier treat, pop it using a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of sugar, some spice or a little parmesan cheese and a hint of black pepper.
- Everything Nachos
Nachos is arguably everyone’s favourite finger food, and for a good reason. The simple corn chips can be an ideal movie-binge snack when garnished with your favourite toppings of salsa, ground beef, and lots of cheese. Grab a bottle of plant-based and vegan sour cream for a tasty yet healthy snack.
Binge-watching can be a guilty pleasure, but snacking does not have to be. Rid yourself of the guilt from munching your heart out by choosing healthier snacks, and make a memorable night with your family while you are at it.
Author Bio: Dean Shaw is a copywriter and content strategist. He helps businesses stop playing around with content marketing and start seeing the tangible ROI. He loves writing as much as he loves the cake.