|Just a few ideas for your theater survival kit.|
As salty snacks mimic the effect of popcorn so well I like to bring roasted chickpeas. I started eating these as a filling snack while doing my Whole Living cleanse in December and have been hooked ever since:
Canned beans don't come out as crunchy as desired but they require much less prep time, especially if the decision to see a movie is last-minute. Keeping them on hand throughout the week isn't a bad idea either.
If you need to hear the sound of a soft crunch as you eat, even if it's the wrong texture, kale chips are the way to go. Everyone seems to have their own recipe but I keep mine simple:
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash a bunch of kale, cut away the rib and cut the pieces to 3 or 4" long. Drizzle with a tablespoon of oil (I switch it up, sometimes grapeseed, sometimes olive....), toss until well coated, and lay out on a cookie sheet in a single layer. They will shrink so you can keep them really close together when you first lay them out, just don't overlap them. I simply sprinkle one side with sea salt, not much at all because the salt seems to intensify on the finished product. I sometimes add sesame seeds and then it's off to the oven. Bake 4-5 minutes and turn them over. Bake another 4-5 minutes until they are crisp but not brown (aka-burnt). Cool and enjoy! These do have a slight odor to them that is not the most pleasant to some, so be sure to sit in the middle of understanding friends.
Homemade trail mix or store bought nut-free trail mix can round out the sweet n' salty category. A homemade cookie may help curb your sweet tooth too, but at the theater I'm usually all about the salt. I'm still searching for an appropriate substitute for chocolate. When I find it, you'll be the first to know.
When you have food allergies you don't need to avoid the things you loved to do, like going to the movies. You just need to be prepared and you won't be so tempted to blow your diet on a couple hours (or less, depending on your reaction) of satisfaction.