Whether you’re kicking back solo after a long day or catching up with your sweetie or BFF over the weekend, the dinner-and-a-movie combo one of the best ways to relax.
Popcorn is a tried-and-true movie-night snack: “Many people don’t realize popcorn is a whole grain, making it an excellent, high-fiber snack,” explains Alyssa Northrop, M.P.H., R.D., L.M.T.
“Prepackaged microwave popcorn is convenient, but a better option is popping your own with an air popper and mixing in your own spices and flavorings,” she adds.
(Pro tip: Try our movie-ready cinnamon-spiced popcorn.)
But if you’re settling in for dinner and a movie, you’ll need something more substantial.
So, depending on what you’re watching, we’ve rounded up some movie night meal ideas!
To avoid mindlessly munching, portion out your meals and snacks before you hit “play,” recommends Quyen Vu, M.S., Beachbody culinary nutrition specialist.
1. Edge-of-Your-Seat Thriller: Vegetarian Paella