A collection of healthy & unique popcorn topping combinations to take your next movie night or snack time to the next level! Popcorn has never been so good.
Movie nights are big in my family. They’re a time to catch up…to be together in each other’s presence without any pressure or obligations…to laugh together…to cry together…to get into discussion…to learn new things…to just take in some quiet moments of pure joy together.
Needless to say, in my family, they’re important. They’re tradition.
We even have a special room in our house dedicated to movie watching! Our at home theatre, if you will.
We’ve always used them as one of our favorite ways of bonding and they’ve been a part of my life ever since I was a little one. Over the years we seen hundreds of movies together from the comfort of our own home. Some flops, some sensations, some downright classics. But more memorable than any of the films we’ve seen is the moments we’ve shared while watching them. To me, movie nights = family time.
Here are just a few of the reasons why family movie nights (and family time in general) are important to me…
+ they strengthen our bond as a family
+ they make me feel loved and valued as a person
+ they create happy moments between us
+ they help us reconnect if we haven’t seen each other or have been busy
In all honesty, I just really love spending time with my family. Since I’m moving out in a few weeks, these family movie nights mean even more to me than usual. I want to enjoy them and appreciate them as much as I can. I think I used to take them for granted but not thy truly mean more to me than ever. I encourage you to plan your own family day, movie night, or afternoon outing some time real soon!
Okay okay. Enough of the sappy stuff. Time to get to the real reason why you’re here. For the tips that will take your next movie night to the NEXT level. Because seriously…what movie night is complete with a big ol’ bowl of delicious fresh popped popcorn?
Snacks are ALWAYS a necessity no matter what the occasion….especially on movie nights. Popcorn and movie nights go together like peanut butter and jelly, salt n’ peppa, fries and ketchup….they just WORK. But what if I told you, your popcorn could be taken to the next level with just a few simple topping ideas. It’s true, fam. Here are some of my signature popcorn topping combinations that will turn your favorite crunchy snack into a savory sensation or decadent sweet treat all with a few simple ingredients….
truffle oil + black pepper
nutritional yeast + red pepper flakes + basil flakes
cinnamon + walnuts + raisins
coconut oil + cinnamon + sea salt
cayenne pepper + smoked paprika + butter
hot sauce + mac n’ cheese powder
ranch dressing mix
italian seasoning + sun-dried tomatoes
dark chocolate chips + dried cranberries
lemon pepper seasoning
nutritional yeast + liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
chili flakes+ liquid aminos (or soy sauce) + peanut flour
cacao nibs + coconut flakes + banana chips + dried mango
Our go-to popcorn of choice for movie night is PopSecret Butter from Walmart! It’s the perfect blank slate for any of these amazing topping combinations. And guess what!?From now until January 8th 2017, you can buy 2 Pop-Secret 10 ct or 10+2 ct bonus packs at Walmart between and get an $8 credit toward a ticket to the Assassin’s Creed movie while supplies last. Hmmm, maybe Assassin’s Creed will be our next movie night adventure! We do go-to actual movie theatres sometimes too! 🙂
What’s your favorite way to spend time with your family?
What’s your MUST-HAVE movie-watching snack?
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