I have been asked by several people what do I eat - or "what could I eat" (if the asker is paleo) when I go to the movie theater. With all the temptation of candy, nachos, popcorn, soda etc what are some good snacks to sneak in your bag for a movie night? (Or for a movie night at home!)
I know its somewhat frowned upon to sneak in your own snacks BUT..... can we overlook that point for now? :D Any recipes or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
99% cocoa bars
pork rinds fried in healthy oil
almond butter homemade primalbar
celery/carrots other veggies( I like raw onion)
How about eating nothing at all? To me, watching a movie is a great time to start or extend a fast for a few hours. I honestly don't know if our paleo ancestors had entertainment (skits, stories, etc.) before, during or after eating--they probably did it all those ways at various times. So it's probably not a paleo issue, just my personal preference, FWIW.
Before you go to the theater, take some raw nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc) and microwave them with some pastured butter. Nuke for 20 seconsd or so, stir, nuke again until butter is melted and nuts are coated. Sprinkle with salt, and you have a VERY good substitute for popcorn.
I don't know if you have any of these near you, but we have some 21+ movie theaters around here with full bars and kitchens, and I've yet to miss popcorn while sipping a generous pour of shiraz and nibbling on meat kabobs. The prices of concessions in normal theaters are so ridiculously inflated that even with a decadent appetizer and booze it costs nearly the same as the old standards.
I recently took a pear to the Hunger Games and sadly enjoyed the pear much more than the movie. (wah-wah)
But I think pumpkin seeds taste an awful lot like popcorn, so that would be my suggestion.