7 Healthy Snacks for Couch Potatoes

Even the healthiest among us like to spend a little time vegging on couch with a bowl of snacks and a great movie to watch. But that doesn’t mean your late night snack has to be a calorie bomb! Yep, there are plenty of healthier ways to eat after a long day. Check out some recipes below, and tell us about your favorite couch potato snack in the comments!

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1. Popcorn with Nutritional Yeast, Lime Juice, & Paprika

When popcorn isn’t dripping with butter and salt, it’s a healthy alternative to higher-calorie snacks. There are several ways to prepare healthy popcorn, but this is one of my favorites. You’ll see more ideas below.

Ingredients:
• 1/2 cup plain popcorn
• 4-5 tablespoons nutritional yeast
• 1/2 lime, juiced
•  1-2 dashes paprika

Instructions:
1. Follow instructions for popcorn. Pour into bowl.
2. Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat evenly.

Other Great Popcorn Topping Ideas:
2. Soy sauce and nutritional yeast
3. Agave syrup or honey
4. Dried Italian herbs (0regano, basil, rosemary, etc.) and olive oil

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5. Banana-Chocolate “Ice Cream”

Ingredients:
2 cups bananas, chopped and frozen
2 Tbsp cocoa powder

Optional:
Milk to taste
Shredded coconut
Peanut butter

Instructions:
1. Add all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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6. DIY Corn Chips

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh corn
1/4 cup cilantro, dried
Sea salt to taste

Instructions:
1. Blend corn and cilantro in a food processor.
2. Spread evenly on wax paper. Sprinkle with salt if desired. Let dry until crisp, about 12 hours.

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7. Kale Chips

Ingredients:
1 bunch Tuscan kale leaves
1 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions:
1. Rinse and let it dry. Cut kale in half lengthwise, removing center ribs and stems.
2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
3. In large bowl, toss kale leaves with oil & salt and pepper to taste.
4. On two large baking sheets, arrange a single layer of kale.
5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until crisp. Let cool.

Recipe credit: Bon Appetit

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304 comments

W. C
W. C6 months ago

Thank you.

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Sonia Minwer Barakat Requ
Sonia Mabout a year ago

Some good ideas thanks for sharing

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Sherry Kohn
Sherry Kabout a year ago

Many thanks to you !

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Elisabeth Hansson
Elisabeth Habout a year ago

tyfs

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Veronica Danie
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Thanks!

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Peter K.
Peter Kabout a year ago

Thanks for sharing, but not for me. I just try to keep the bad things in moderation.

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Brett Cloud
Brett Cloudabout a year ago

Tyfs.

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Brett Cloud
Brett Cloudabout a year ago

Some interesting ideas.

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Ahmed R.
Past Member about a year ago

I'd go for the banana-chocolate ice cream!

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