From chocolate candy to movie popcorn, learn to pick the best movie snack foods to avoid packing on pounds.
Healthy Snacks at the Movies: Small Popcorn
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225 calories, 6 g fat for half a bag
Movie popcorn can be a great, high-fiber snack, as long as you skip the butter pump. Besides tripling the calorie count, adding butter also tacks on 17 grams of fat.
Healthy Snacks at the Movies: Edy's Strawberry Fruit Bar
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80 calories, 0 g fat
This frozen treat contains chunks of real strawberries, not to mention most other options like Drumsticks and Ice Cream Sandwiches deliver more than 300 calories.
Healthy Snacks at the Movies: Vitamin Water Zero (20 oz)
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0 calories, 0 g fat
Sweetened with stevia, this thirst quencher is high in vitamin C and B vitamins. A 20-ounce diet soda on the other hand is sweetened with aspartame and high in "natural and artificial flavors."
Healthy Snacks at the Movies: Icee Slush (16 oz)
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220 calories, 0 g Fat
Use a spoon to scoop up this slushy drink so you won't down it too fast (brain freeze!).
Healthy Snacks at the Movies: Welch’s Fruit Snacks (2.25 oz)
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130 calories, 0 g fat
While it's not exactly traditional movie candy, it also won’t stick to your teeth or your waistline like a giant box of Dots might.
Healthy Snacks at the Movies: Hot Dog
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210 calories, 19 g fat
Surprisingly, this protein-packed snack is one of the lighter savory items available. Most movie theatres also offer greasy nachos with more than 900 calories!
Healthy Snacks at the Movies: Twizzler Strawberry Twists
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263 calories, 1 g fat for half a bag
Portion out a few strands to nibble on during the movie. Just be careful: Eating the entire large bag will set you back more than 500 calories.
Healthy Snacks at the Movies: Milk Duds
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170 calories, 6 g fat for half a box
These caramel chocolate nuggets are lower in sugar—and take longer to eat—than most cinematic sweets.
Healthy Snacks at the Movies: Junior Mints
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298 calories, 5 g fat for half a box
Unlike candy-coated M&Ms, this minty movie candy is coated in antioxidant-rich dark chocolate.