Netflix and Snack
Okay, time to be real. Netflix and chill is only acceptable if snacks are involved! Everyone binge watches. Everyone who binge watches has their own specific ideal set-up and everyone who binge watches needs some snacks to get them through.
There is just something so right about a big bowl of food, a dark room and that one embarrassing clothing article you are all entitled to (mine is big blue, will save that story for another time)!
I have listed below some of my favourite snack ideas, including sweet, including salty and including OH MY GAWD STOP!
Snack 1 - Froyo
1 Cup of 0% Greek Yoghurt
1 Scoop protein powder (any flavour really)
Mix and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
ADD: Go nuts with toppings, #froyo style
Snack 2 - Salted Caramel Popcorn
1 cup cooked popcorn
Sauce: 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/2 cup coconut cream, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp coconut sugar (or normal), 1/4 tsp salt
Place all sauce ingredients in a pan and bring to boil. Reduce and simmer for 25 mins, stir. Stir continuously for 5 more minutes so sauce thickens. Remove from heat and let stand. Pour over popcorn and enjoy immediately or let sit for caramel to harden.
Snack 3 - Crunchy Cheesy Snap Peas
3 Cups of sugar snap peas, trim them
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup panko
1/4 cup shredded parmesan
Heat over to 400. Line a baking pan with paper. In a bowl, toss the peas with olive oil. In a seperate bowl, add remaining ingredients. Spread on the pan and bake, uncovered for 20 minutes or until crispy. Turn/move peas around the tray awkwardly twice during cooking. Eat hot.
One of the quickest, easiest snacks to make. When you get to sit down with a whole cake to yourself, nothing can be bad! Get the recipe here.
What are some of YOUR favourite snacks while binge watching? What are some of your current Netflix obsessions? I love Grey's, Mindy, Kimmy Schmidt and a solid eye opening documentary.
Remember, it is important to REST even if you are crushing your fitness goals. I recently spoke about some of the downsides of working out in this article and I strongly encourage scheduling in a solid netflix binge as part of your rest days.
Stay strong. Binge watch. Be the fire.