There's no reason to be an unhealthy couch potato, but sometimes you just need an hour or two to veg out in front of a screen and be entertained. Next time you sit down for a Game of Thrones marathon or finally clear the house so you can watch The Bachelorette in peace, opt for a light snack that won't ruin your appetite or mindful eating efforts. Here are some simple, nutritious and satisfying suggestions for any craving.
Nuts about nuts?: Mix 14 almonds (that's about 100 calories and 3.6 grams of protein) with one serving of your favorite dry cereal to make your own filling, but lower calorie trail mix.
For the traditional taste buds: Two cups of plain air popped popcorn packs about 62 calories. Dust with nutritional yeast, your favorite spice, or some salt and pepper for added flavor.
Craving the sauce?: Three small meatballs with tomato sauce pack 120 calories, which is celery sticks compared to chowing down a whole pizza. Plus, you'll get about eight grams of protein.
So fresh and filling: Serve yourself four tablespoons of Athenos' Original Hummus for just 100 calories and get two grams of protein. Use fresh veggies like cucumber, celery, and carrots to dip and fill you up with fiber.
Do you have a healthy go-to movie or TV snack? Share it in comments!
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