8 Awesome Snacks for Binge Watching

When devouring one of thousands of addictive shows you can stream anytime/anywhere, you’re going to need sustenance for hours and hours of viewing. These top-rated snacks are 100 percent awesome and kinda/sorta healthy, too. Because nobody wants couch potatoes to end up looking like well, potatoes, right? These goodies are also pretty neat, so few crumbs fall between the cushions. Happy binge watching!

1. Movie Star Popcorn

No fancy equipment needed for the world’s greatest popcorn, cooked old school-style on the stove top.

Neatness factor: 1 napkin, especially if everybody has their own bowl.

Pop corn on the stove top!

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2. Baked Kale Chips

Three ingredients, minimal prep time, done in 20. That adds up to some super easy snacking. And, believe it or not, these crispy green chips taste really amazing, too.

Neatness factor: 2 napkins, because crunchy goodness can lead to bits of flying chip.

Photo by bd.weld

Photo by bd.weld

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3. Simple Roasted Chickpeas

This one feeds the craving for something salty and spicy, but also delivers a protein punch you’re not going to get from most snacks.

Neatness factor: 1 napkin for these crunchy gems that you’ll eat by the handful.

Roasted chickpeas. Photo by larkspur

Roasted chickpeas. Photo by larkspur

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4. Microwave Potato Chips

Forget about hot oil splattering all over the kitchen, these satisfying chips provide the perfect excuse to dust off the neglected mandolin to slice spuds thinly. (A veggie peeler works, too.)

Neatness factor: 1 napkin, just to catch the random bits of sea salt.

Cook chips in the microwave.

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5. Apple Chips

These take a little bit of time to crisp up in a low oven, so you might as well make a double batch because they’re just so cinnamon-y good.

Neatness factor: 1 napkin, and you might not even need that for these beauties, though that could change if you served some gooey caramel sauce on the side for dipping.

Photo via Meredith Publishing

Photo via Meredith Publishing

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6. Spa-Tacular Frozen Grapes

Make them in the morning so these juicy bites are ready for an evening of entertainment. A little bit of sugar adds a fun texture, but you can skip it if you want to stay extra good.

Neatness factor: 1 napkin, and that’s only if you go the sugar-coated route.

7. Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Contrasting savory and sweet, as well as juicy and crunchy, this elegant appetizer would be at home in an upscale restaurant. It looks gorgeous and tastes great, but it’s no big deal to pull it off.

Neatness factor: 2 napkins, just because you know some of those strawberries are going to try to jump off the grilled bread.

Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta | Photo by Jennifer Baker

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8. Annie’s Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Here’s a clever way to eat more fruit, scooping a colorful mixture onto a crunchy flour tortilla baked with cinnamon and little sugar. Which only proves that everything tastes better when it’s served on a chip.

Neatness factor: 1 napkin, if you’re a skilled chip dipper; 2 napkins, if you have trouble hitting the target.

Eat more fruit!

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