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Zero Waste Film Night Snacks: Healthy, DIY & Plastic-Free Ideas


Table of Contents

  1. The Beauty of Seasonal Fruit and Veggies
  2. Shopping at Local Stores for Plastic-Free Treats
  3. Make-At-Home Snack Ideas
  4. Turn Vegetables into Chips
  5. Energy Balls Recipe Ideas
  6. Homemade Popcorn Recipe
  7. Make Your Own Cookies and Cakes
  8. Final Thoughts

Snacks for Film Night

Looking for healthy, balanced, and zero waste snacks for your film night? Look no further! In this article, we’ll explore some of the best waste-free snacks that are just as convenient as reaching for a bag of chips.

The Beauty of Seasonal Fruit and Veggies

There’s nothing better than snacking on seasonal fruit and veggies! Pair them with some nut butter or a bit of nut cheese or hummus for a delicious and satisfying snack. And the best part? They come pre-packaged in nature’s finest invention – their own skin! Just make sure to choose loose produce at the grocery store and bring your own reusable produce bag to carry it all in.

Shopping at Local Stores for Plastic-Free Treats

Your local grocery store, health food stores, bulk stores, and organic stores are all great places to stock up on treats to satisfy your snack habit. Where we used to be full of individual packets, it’s now full of glass jars that have been filled up from the bulk aisle! While not everything is available at your local bulk food store, you can also purchase packaged items (look for recyclable packaging) in larger quantities to make low waste snacks. Then just divide them up into smaller portions when you get home. When shopping in the bulk section, make sure to bring your own reusable containers or cotton bags with you.

Make-At-Home Snack Ideas

Sometimes the best waste-free snacks are those you make at home! You can control exactly what goes in them, it’s often far more cost-effective, and of course, you can make things according to your own personal taste or dietary requirements. Below are some ideas for make-ahead snacks:

  • Granola
  • Cookies
  • Bliss Balls

Turn Vegetables into Chips

While fresh produce makes an excellent snack on its own, turning vegetables into chips is an excellent way to get that "treat" factor. Some of my favorite vegetables to turn into chips include:

  • Sweet potato
  • Carrots
  • Beetroot
  • Kale

Energy Balls Recipe Ideas

These little balls of energy are my secret weapon when it comes to having a tasty snack on the go! They curb my sweet tooth and make a great zero waste snack too! You can make them all manner of ways, but the base is normally nuts or nut butter, along with coconut, oats, dates, and seeds. Here are some of our family favorites:

  • Peanut Butter and Chocolate Energy Balls
  • Carrot Cake Bliss Balls
  • Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls

Homemade Popcorn Recipe

Homemade popcorn is like the OG of zero waste snacks. Once air popped, stir through some coconut oil and sprinkle a little sea salt on top for a delicious and healthy snack. If you want to spice up your popcorn a little, try these ideas:

  • Sprinkle some nutritional yeast on your popcorn along with the coconut oil and salt.
  • Drizzle some melted dark chocolate over the popcorn.

Make Your Own Cookies and Cakes

Homemade beats store-bought when it comes to cookies and cakes! Not only do you forgo plastic packaging, but it’s a great way to make healthier choices and incorporate natural ingredients when you make your own. Our regular baked goodies include:

  • Banana bread
  • Brownies
  • Carrot cake

Final Thoughts

Remember, everyone is human and it’s okay to forget your homemade snacks and have to grab something from the store – don’t beat yourself up about it! In that situation, if you can, choose something like fresh fruit or nuts in compostable packaging. And use it as a reminder to bring your own from home next time!

Thanks for reading and we hope these zero waste snack ideas will inspire you to snack healthier and reduce your waste footprint. Happy snacking!

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