Is there a new season of your favorite TV show coming up? Planning to rewatch your favorite movie? Are your friends coming over for a weekend movie night at home? Make sure to prepare snacks (or call your go-to pizza company for an easier option) that you can munch on while you go on a TV spree with your favorite shows. Here are the foods that you should have during your binge-watch sessions with your loved ones.
This is the ultimate snack that goes well with cozy socks, dim light, and an award-winning movie. Pop a bag in the microwave oven, toss some butter, and sprinkle with salt. For an added flavor, you can also add powdered cheese once the kernels are out of the microwave. Aside from the enjoyable crunch and the easy preparation, popcorn is also surprisingly healthy. It has low calories and lots of fiber because it is made of whole grains and is usually air-popped (unless you pop it in hot oil).
Another nutritional option is nuts. They contain lots of antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and fight against stress. Almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, and pecans have high fiber content, which makes the body feel full, reducing the number of daily meals and calories you take in. This is also why nuts are known to help with weight loss and reduce the risks of getting diseases.
3. Chicken Wings and Beer
If you want something filling, chicken wings are a convenient and tasty choice. You can get the classic buffalo-flavored wings or try the ones coated in salted egg. Pre-make your dip by mixing minced garlic with mayonnaise, then add a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and sugar. Top it off with chopped chives. For your drink, beer is a no-brainer that goes well with chicken wings. If you have friends who prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, iced tea is also an excellent option.
4. Potato Chips
A good old bag of salted potato chips is the most popular go-to snack of movie fans because it is readily available in almost any grocery store. Plus, there are tons of flavor options to choose from – there is cheddar cheese, jalapeno, sour cream, barbecue, and even nori seaweed.
5. Cookies and Milk (or Coffee!)
For those cozy nights (imagine rainy nights in November) where you want to watch a thriller or suspense movie, a warm sweet snack is perfect. Get into your snuggly throw blanket, wear your most comfortable pair of socks, and make a warm cup of milk with chewy cookies while you enjoy your favorite thriller shows.
A healthier choice of snack for those days when you just want something light is fruit. Chop off some strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, then throw them in a big bowl for an all-berry snack you can munch on while you binge-watch your favorite TV series.
7. Veggies and Hummus
Another alternative for berries that is just as nutritious and healthy are vegetables. Cut carrots and cucumbers into thin sticks that you can dip in hummus. Hummus is a tasty dish that you can enjoy on its own or as a dip for your veggie sticks. If you want to make your own hummus, there are many available (and extremely easy!) tutorial videos you can watch online.
Pizza is considered one of the classics. You can have pizza with any movie and TV show genre you want to watch. Pizza toppings are as endless as your movie options – they can go from plain pepperoni and cheese to mouthwatering truffle cheese. So, whatever the occasion, day, and TV show, you can and will never go wrong with a box of pizza. Make sure to choose a pizza company that offers your favorite choices.
9. Instant Ramen
If you have watched any Korean drama, you have probably seen the characters eat instant ramen. Nowadays, this is a popular choice among K-drama fans and is surprisingly easy to prepare. Add the ingredients that come with the packet, then pour in hot water and wait until the noodles become thick, but not too long, or else you’ll end up with soggy noodles. Due to their popularity and demand, you can find different variants of Korean noodles, from seafood flavor to spicy cheese.