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Healthier Snack Swaps at the Movies [Infographic]

Alexis Joseph, MS, RD, LD
by Alexis Joseph, MS, RD, LD
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A trip to the movie theater seems to be synonymous with snacking — chewy chocolate, bubbly soda and, of course, salty, buttery popcorn. The good news is that no matter how strong your movie snack cravings are, these healthier food swaps save you a ton of fat and calories without sacrificing all the flavor and fun. Let the show begin!

Written by Alexis Joseph, a Columbus-based lifestyle coach and media personality specializing in nutrition communications, eating happy and balanced living. She founded Hummusapien, a multi-faceted food, wellness and lifestyle brand in 2011 and co-founded Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe in 2014.

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Alexis Joseph, MS, RD, LD
Alexis Joseph, MS, RD, LD

Alexis is a nationally recognized nutritionist and media personality specializing in nutrition communications and intuitive eating. She founded Hummusapien, a multi-faceted food, wellness, and lifestyle website in 2011 and co-founded Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe in Columbus, OH in 2014. Alexis also works as a writer, speaker, and nutrition consultant for food brands and commodity boards.

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3 responses to “Healthier Snack Swaps at the Movies [Infographic]”

  1. Luke Meyer says:

    It’s kind of a no-brainer that if you get a smaller portion it’s going to have fewer calories. For instance, there’s nothing particularly “healthy” about Welch’s Fruit Snacks, just the false aura of health because “it’s fruit” (no, it’s not – it’s sugary juice). But of course if you have a 2.25oz bag that’s going to be fewer calories than larger portions of candy.

    This is not particularly helpful. What people want to know is, what can they eat that will be just as satisfying as what they’re used to?

    And you’ve missed an opportunity to discuss the real problem here: why eat anything mindlessly while watching a movie? That’s a terrible habit to enable. Savor a snack before or after the movie, then pay attention to just the movie.

    • The good news is that no matter how strong your movie snack cravings are, these healthier food swaps save you a ton of fat and calories without sacrificing all the flavor and fun. Let the show begin!

  2. Aimee Kay says:

    This article has more than a few inaccuracies. 200 calories of Reese’s Pieces is about 1.4 ounces, not 4 ounces as shown. 150 calories of sour patch kids is also about 1.4 ounces, not 3.5 ounces. Welch’s fruit snacks are 180 calories for the 2.25 ounce bag, not 90 calories.

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