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!  

Need to have dinner before you reach for the snacks? I hear ya! Try out this delicious burger paired with crispy life changing sweet potato fries! #yourwelcome

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

Black pepper

How? 

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.

Snack 4 - Protein mug cake

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.

@dunnebells_