Do you often transform your living room into a mini movie theatre and host a movie night for your children and their friends? Do you face problems choosing the right kind of munchies for them? Not to worry! We have compiled a list of nine food items that are both healthy and delicious and would prove to be the perfect companions to your children during movie nights.
Fruit popsicles are a healthier option to those unhealthy ice-creams. Make them at home and you won’t mind your children sipping on them all night. Take their help in choosing the fruits and pouring the flavoured water into the moulds. And don’t forget to make them wash their hands with a liquid soap like Godrej Protekt masterchef’s handwash , which guarantees to keep the skin soft and clean.
Fruit & Veggies with Nut Butter
Nuts are a rich source of fiber, vitamins, unsaturated fats and other important nutrients. Butter made from peanuts, almonds and walnuts can work as an excellent dip for fruits and vegetables. You could also spread the butter between crackers and make a healthy sandwich for your younglings.
Smoothies are a perfect way to make people eat healthy. But you must ensure that you do not turn the beverage into a dessert shake by adding dollops of peanut butter or chocolate. Stick to Greek yogurt, fresh fruits, oats or chia seeds. To get your babies interested, serve the drink in a fancy tall glass or a jar along with a colourful straw.
If you don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen working your way around cocoa powder and sugar, then this is the best recipe for you. All you have to do is cut apples in round circles, spread a huge dollop of peanut butter on them and sprinkle some chocolate chips over them.
Baked Apple chips
It’s hard to stop eating a big bag of wafers or chips even for grown-ups. And no movie is fun to watch without the crunch of thinly sliced wafers. Bake some cinnamon sprinkled apples in the microwave and serve them in huge bowls for your children to munch on.
Greek Yogurt With Chunky Granola
Whip up some Greek yogurt or get some from the supermarket and add a generous portion of strawberries or any fruit of your choice over it. It immediately makes it healthier, more delicious and is easy to make.
They work as a great option for munchies and are full of protein, iron, magnesium, potassium and fiber. Season them with salt and pepper and roast them to turn them into a crunchy snack. They are good substitutes for artificial ingredients found in packaged snacks.
Movies are never fun without popcorn and it would be a bad idea to stop children from eating them. Instead play smart and decide to make some at home. This way, you can control the amount of oil that goes into the cooking process.
Microwave Cauliflower & Cheese
A healthier option to Macaroni and Cheese, and cauliflower is packed with vitamin C too. All you need to do is microwave Greek yogurt, cauliflower and cheese and present them in comforting bowls of goodness to your little darlings.
You don’t have to buy expensive snacks to ensure your children eat right. Try out these options the next time you invite your children’s friends home. We assure you, your little ones won’t stopping eating at just one bite. If you want to spoil them with some hot chocolate, you can check out our article ‘Five delicious hot chocolate recipes with a twist’.