If battling crowds and dropping a fortune on dinner, movie tickets, and diet-busting popcorn doesn't sound like your idea of "romance," stay home for date night instead! Set all your senses aflame with healthy, delicious,
Weight Watchers-approved homemade dishes and a movie you'll both love. From action flicks paired with spicy tacos to coming-of-age stories served with a sentimentally sweet side, these combos offer smart choices that span all genres and taste buds. Besides, cooking together is totally romantic, and sticking to your health goals? Well, that's just a bonus.
The Other Woman and Penne and Vodka Sauce
The Movie: There’s no harm in showing your number one guy that a cheatin’ heart leads to all sorts of trouble! Like what happens in the (not-so romantic) comedy The Other Woman when three women team up to exact revenge on their common mate.
The Dish: You’ll only feel like you are cheating with this lightened-up penne with vodka sauce that has all the authentic Italian flavor with less calories and fat.
Source: Weight Watchers and 20th Century Fox
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Maleficent and Apple Pie Crumble
The Movie: Curl up with your own Prince Charming for Disney’s Maleficent, starring none other than Angelina Jolie as one of story time’s scariest villains.
The Dish: Nosh on a little classic comfort food as you take in this tale of good vs. evil. With warm, juicy apples packed into a light homemade pie crust, this apple pie crumble is simply to-die-for delish.
Source: Disney and Weight Watchers
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Godzilla and Chicken Teriyaki With Broccoli
The Movie: Part classic monster movie, part large scale action flick, Godzilla will keep you on the edge of your seat (and maybe drive you right into your honey’s lap) with its mix of spine-tingling thrills and mind-blowing special effects.
The Dish: In honor of the iconic creature’s Japanese origins, grab some chopsticks and dig in to this nutrient-rich recipe for chicken teriyaki with broccoli.
Source: Warner Bros. and Weight Watchers
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Transformers: Age of Extinction and Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cookie Bites
The Movie: Even if you’re not the biggest fan of human-robot combat, the addition of Mark Wahlberg to the franchise makes Transformers: Age of Extinction a must-see.
The Dish: With peanut butter-infused chocolate pudding and a layer of sliced banana, these chocolate peanut butter banana cookie bites are their own version of “more than meets the eye.”
Source: Weight Watchers and Paramount Pictures
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Chef and Cuban Sandwiches
The Movie: One of the buzziest indies this year, Chef was written by, directed by, and stars “everyman” Jon Favreau as a down-on-his-luck chef who turns his life around by embarking on a food truck adventure.
The Dish: Like Favreau’s character, open yourself to a new experience and revel in the flavors of the classic cuban sandwich (which also plays a key role in the film).
Source: Aldamisa Entertainment and Weight Watchers
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Wish I Was Here and Chocolate Marshmallow Bark
The Movie: Fans of Zach Braff’s indie fave Garden State will love his latest coming-of-age offering, Wish I Was Here, about a man-child/dad trying to find himself (to the tunes of a killer soundtrack, of course).
The Dish: Get one step ahead of the campfire scene that will have you craving s’mores by whipping up a quick batch of this chocolate marshmallow bark ahead of time.
Source: Weight Watchers and Worldview Entertainment
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Million Dollar Arm and Banh-Mi-Style Hot Dogs
The Movie: Even if you’re not a sports lover, there’s something about baseball movies that makes everyone feel good. And that’s certainly the case for Million Dollar Arm, which tells the true story of two teenagers from India and the sports agent who took them to the Major League.
The Dish: Just as the film puts a twist on America’s favorite pastime, these spicy banh-mi-style hot dogs bring some hot new flavor to the popular stadium treat.
Source: Weight Watchers and Disney
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Sex Tape and Angel Food Trifle
The Movie: An evening of simple pleasures turns into a complicated mess for the marrieds in Sex Tape, an adult comedy that will nonetheless have you belly laughing like a pair of kids.
The Dish: Explore the sweet side of a relationship’s many layers with this angel food trifle recipe that’s as easy to prepare as it is to enjoy!
Source: Escape Artists and Weight Watchers
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X-Men: First Class and Spicy Beef Tacos
The Movie: Is there a sexier comic-book hero than Wolverine? He has plenty of competition in X-Men: Days of Future Past, where the characters from the original film trilogy battle their younger selves from X-Men: First Class.
The Dish: You won’t think twice before tearing into these spicy beef tacos, a hearty mix of lean ground beef, tomatoes, cumin, cheese, and more.
Source: 20th Century Fox and Weight Watchers
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Neighbors and Root Beer Floats
The Movie: Get your fill of belly laughs and eye candy with Neighbors, a raunchy comedy that pits the always-hilarious Seth Rogen against yummy Zac Efron as the frat boy next door.
The Dish: Indulge your sweet tooth with chocolate root beer float desserts made with your favorite ice cream flavors.
Source: Weight Watchers and Good Universe
10 / 10