Today I have a confession to make. I sneak food into the movies. It was something my mother and I actually did when I was a kid, mainly for money reasons. The PTA sold tickets to movies during the summer break. They sold the tickets in bulk so we could afford the low price for the tickets, but concessions each time were too much of a strain on our limited budget.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size
1/4 Cup
Number of Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
3.1 g  
Saturated Fat 0.5 g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g  
0 mg  
10 mg  
25 mg  
Total Carbohydrate
6 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 3 g  
2 g  
* Nutritional calculation provided by Dailyburn.

Today I can afford to buy a snack at the concession stand, but the options are horrendous. Popcorn full of fat, salty pretzels with a sauce that may or may not really be cheese, french fries, chocolate, I could go on and on with the list of nutritional horrors. Since they do not have products that fit my life (other than the bottle of water I do buy) I am forced to carry a large purse full of snacks for myself and my husband.

One favorite healthy snack of choice for movie viewing is puffed wheat or puffed kalmut. Puffed wheat is low in calories and extremely filling.  I decided recently to take it a step further and create my own healthy snack mix. 

This mix combines the whole grain of the puffed wheat with good fats and a little sweetness. While I am not trying to encourage you to break the theater rules like I do, this is a much healthier alternative to the popcorn. (See the previous post A Nation of Over Consumers).  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Pamela’s Puffed Wheat Healthy Snack Mix

  • 2 cups puffed wheat or puffed kalmut
  • ¼ cup vegan carob chips
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 oz. almonds.

Mix all ingredients and enjoy. Store in an air tight container.

If you enjoy this recipe, please check out our other healthy food ideas in the Recipes section.

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