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Concession Stand Concessions

We now know how high in calories the food we buy at the movie theater concession stand really is, so we need to find an alternative because watching a movie and snacking go hand in hand.

I have yet to really figure out how frowned upon it really is to sneak snacks into the movie theater, but as far as I'm concerned if they aren't offering healthy alternatives, it is the only option.

Healthier alternatives for snacking at the movies:

  • Air popped popcorn with no butter or salt added
  • Fruit that you can pop in your mouth (as you would Starburst) such as grapes or berries
  • Nutrition/energy bars like nectar bars from Cliff
  • High Fiber Cereal such as Kashi that you can pop in your mouth

The key is to bring items that are easy to bring in and easy to eat that won't be super distracting to you (or the other movie goers).

Fit's Tip: Make sure that the food you bring is not too messy and/or sticky.

Have you own tricks of the trade? Share them below!

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snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 10 years
I used to be a real popcorn-and-soda girl, so sometimes it feels strange to watch a movie without carbonation and salt -- I've substituted Izze and peanuts, and I feel like it's a change for the better....
Sweet-Adeline Sweet-Adeline 10 years
As I bring my air popped corn to the movie theater, I purchase water or a diet drink in order to assuage my guilt. A Tootsie Pop is a tasty movie snack and one certainly fits in any purse.
EcannDallas EcannDallas 10 years
i love that big purses are in bc i pop those 100 calorie packs of pop corn and it really satisfies my urge for something crunchy and salty at the theatre. plus there is a ton in those bags!!!
J_Stone J_Stone 10 years
Sneaking in your own snacks! Haha! The oldest trick in the book! I love all things Kashi , they have very good wheat thin wannabes and are great super tastey!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
When I was little my mom would make air popped pop corn all the time. Even we went to the movies. It was the WORST. No salt, no butter, no flavor. I make fun of her doing that to us all the time! haha
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
I always sneak in some Sparkling Mineral Water. Love the bubbles.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
Pet peeve.. using the same words at the end of 2 sentences in a ROW--all the time LOL!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I do it all the time. I sneak in my south beach bars all the time.
DStirk DStirk 10 years
it's also a lot cheaper to sneak in your own snacks!
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