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amontgomery1978
Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 11:14am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi Guys!!

The thread about toasted pumpkin seeds got me to thinking.

I live alone and don't date much at the moment mainly because I work midnights. So, for fun, I take myself on a date to the movies once a week to the discount theatre. Sometimes the movies are really AWFUL, but that makes it much more enjoyable! (Can laugh at them later) It's great fun, except that I can't eat the popcorn! I usually buy a bottle of water from the concession stand and quietly sneak in a sandwich baggie full of something compliant to snack on. Usually I bring pumpkin seeds or midgee carrots, which are great. I also, on the rare occaisions I can get my friend's schedules to line up, have people over for movie night at my house. This is one of those times I really miss chex party mix!!

SO!

I need ideas for great compliant snacks! (Plus I think this will end up being a really fun thread)

What are your favorite ideas for fun movie snacks both at home and to "accidentally" forget you had in your pocket/purse when you go to the movie theatre?**


**As you are not supposed to bring outside food or drink into the theatre and I would NEVER suggest you ACTUALLY INTENTIONALLY bring these in. However, if you "ACCIDENTALLY" FORGOT you had them...well I couldn't fault you. My memory about certain things isn't good any more either...
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Hi,
I mix together pine nuts, almonds, walnuts and assorted dried fruits with some times a handful of chocolate chips.
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For me, what simulates the popcorn experience is a bag of puffed rice. I know it is rather bland... I never tried doing the butter and salt thing to it... but I rather enjoy it bland. My taste receptors have improved on the BTD, methinks.  


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do the ghee and salt thing to your bland rice Kristin!!
you won t know what you re missing, until......
besides, it will help control the GI!


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Well... I do put ghee on practically everything else...  


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Something that improves the flavor and texture of both rice cakes and puffed rice is to put it in the toaster oven for a short time, set on "toast".  It has to be monitered closely, because the goal is to crisp it, and not brown it.  



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amontgomery1978
Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 9:28pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Rodney and Kristin...

GREAT ideas! I can't wait to try them!

Lola...

What a great idea to take care of the popcorn love thing at home. Thank you!

Any others??
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My favorite snacks are compliant vegetables and/or nuts.  I put fresh broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, etc. in a ziplock and snack on them at work or ???.  I usually don't mix vegetables and nuts since I prefer my nuts dry...

I haven't tried it yet, but we always enjoyed onion and garlic powder on popcorn, so adding some of these, with heat or ghee so it sticks, to either puffed rice or rice cakes would probably be good.


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hey i take myself on the odd random lone date to the theatre also! I would even suggest a thermos of green tea
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As a kind of "fake" junkfood, I make "sweet potato chips" which are really just ultra thin slices of sweet potato cooked until they're crisp.  Top with a type of chilli ground beef and have it with tahini and avocado plus some nutritional yeast.  Tastes like nachos without the dairy, corn etc.  Great for this O when we have our home movie nights.  My husband (a B)doesn't even notice the no-tomato sauce (although he has mozzarella instead of the tahini and no avocado).

The other things I've discovered are:
- Beetroot chips - containing just beetroot, olive oil & salt
- Veggie chips - carrots, beans, pumpkin, sweet potato olive oil & salt

These are both packet things so they're great to take to the movies.  Other than that, some baked chicken wings are always good with a beetroot dip.  Yum

In Australia you're allowed to take food into movie theatres/stadiums etc if you have allergies/intolerances.


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I think you're allowed here too, I'm never secretive about it and have no trouble, but if they call me on it, I'll enlighten them as to our allergies/intolerances.  I make sure to pick up and toss any leftover trash I may bring in, so that they don't crack down on it.

Flax crackers, nuts, freeze dried fruit, and some rice bars for the kids.

I kicked the movie snack habit long ago, in part because of the prices, and because the food just leads to more food (such is the nature of processed snacks)...if you have popcorn, you have to get a soda, and candy, etc. etc. whereas if I don't get anything, I do just fine.  Home movies are a different matter though, it's so much fun to have munchies when we're watching a movie together at home.


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Quoted from Rebecca_C
As a kind of "fake" junkfood, I make "sweet potato chips" which are really just ultra thin slices of sweet potato cooked until they're crisp.  Top with a type of chilli ground beef and have it with tahini and avocado plus some nutritional yeast.  Tastes like nachos without the dairy, corn etc.  Great for this O when we have our home movie nights.  My husband (a B)doesn't even notice the no-tomato sauce (although he has mozzarella instead of the tahini and no avocado).

The other things I've discovered are:
- Beetroot chips - containing just beetroot, olive oil & salt
- Veggie chips - carrots, beans, pumpkin, sweet potato olive oil & salt

These are both packet things so they're great to take to the movies.  Other than that, some baked chicken wings are always good with a beetroot dip.  Yum

In Australia you're allowed to take food into movie theatres/stadiums etc if you have allergies/intolerances.



OMG that just sounds....sinful! Oh that's amazing. I can't wait to try it!!! Thanks so much for the idea!! I have never tried nutritional yeast, but after hearing all the amazing things here about it, I may just have to...and soon! Compliant nachos?! Who would have thunk it. That's GREAT!!! That just made my whole DAY! Thanks!!!!  
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I make sweet potato chips all the time. You can bake them or nuke them. Add cinnamon and make a sweet salsa (yum) or add cracked pepper if your tyupe allows. I love the nacho idea thanks.
What are beetroot chips? and how do you get bean chips?

I saw some dried? green beans at the store with EVOO and salt and they look tasty as a treat but I want to make my own. HOW??
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Cinnamon....I miss that spice.
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to toast beans you first soak them overnight, then you rinse and air dry them......once dry you spice them up with salt etc adding some olive oil and place them in the oven on a tray to brown......this has worked for me in the past.
now about the bean chips.......hope we find out soon!!! lol


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Sorry guys, I don't know how they do it.  They sell them at the HFS and my husband got them for me.  Fantastic though.  It's seriously the same type of crunch factor that you'd get with potato chips.

Beetroot chips are ultra thin slices of beetroot that, according to workmates who tried them, have the crunch of slightly stale potato chips and a fantastic taste.  They're again a packet thing.


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yes but what about the beans?


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I found the crispy beans in the dried section at whole foods! (In the bulk items) Very tasty! And they also had "veggie chips" which are sweet potatoes and squash and something else (it's legal but I can't think of what it is) sliced thinly and dried the same way the beans were. EXCELLENT!!

I also got the mixings for a really wonderful trail mix thanks to the above too. This should be fun!

Thanks for the ideas!
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