Popcorn and soda aren’t the only things that go well with a movie. Don’t get me wrong, I love them! But if you want to try something new, we’ve put together a list of the best food and drinks for ‘Netflix and Chill’. We’ve got some vegan options courtesy of Abbey’s Kitchen and some guilty pleasures too. We even have links to the recipes if you and your significant other want something homemade. It’s also pretty hot to get down and dirty in the kitchen.
The Best Food and Drinks for ‘Netflix and Chill’:
1. Gluten Free Energy Balls with Peanuts & Cherries
If you want a successful night of Netflix and Chill, there’s no better way than scarfing down on some energy balls! It’s the perfect precursor to your post-movie activities. This nutritious snack contains folate, vitamin E, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and even has natural plant sterols. That’ll keep your heart healthy and your blood pumping!
Here’s Abbey’s quick and easy recipe. No baking required!
2. Moët & Chandon Brut Rosé
Our second entry on the list is from Toronto lifestyle blogger and founder of DoTheDaniel.com, Daniel Reyes. His go-to drink for Netflix and Chill is Moët & Chandon Brut Rosé Champagne. If you want to impress your date with some bubbly and get them a little tipsy, this is the perfect, stylish companion. It’ll give them the impression that you’re sophisticated and you have taste (just like Daniel).
Pick up a bottle today at your nearest LCBO ($80.40 | 750 mL). Plus you’ll get AirMiles!
3. Casa Di Mama Inferno Pizza
Every man has frozen pizza in their fridge. It’s just a guy thing. Maybe we’re too lazy to order a pizza or maybe we’re trying to save some dough. Whatever the case may be, this is a classic option. EVERYBODY loves pizza! If you don’t, then there’s something wrong with you and you probably don’t have anyone to chill with anyway (just kidding!).
Daniel’s favorite is Casa Di Mama’s Inferno pizza. If you want to spice things up (literally), then you need to try it. It’s got spicy pepperoni, fiery-hot jalapenos, green peppers, red onions, and a thin crust.
4. Healthy Corn & Avocado Dip with Chipotle Popcorn
We couldn’t keep popcorn off the list! But this isn’t your plain ole’ butter popcorn. Abbey’s chipotle popcorn turns up the heat. Add some corn & avocado dip, and you’ll be in for one hell of a night. According to Health.com, avocado’s are loaded with minerals, monounsaturated fats (fats that protects the heart and lower cholesterol), and vitamin B6 – all of which give you energy and keep your sex drive up.
Terry’s Tip: Have some fun with your dip. Put it on places or things you can lick it off of.
5. PC World of Flavours Turkey Stuffing Flavour Rippled Potato Chips
Daniel says these are “SO addictive”. If you want your partner to “gobble, gobble,” then you need PC’s World of Flavours Turkey Stuffing Flavour rippled potato chips.
6. Thai Peanut Hummus Dip (Vegan, Healthy, and Gluten-Free)
Hummus is another aphrodisiac on the list. It’s made with chickpeas and they’re are packed with zinc, magnesium, iron, and potassium. All of which give you energy and help you perform in bed. This recipe from Abbey’s Kitchen is sweet, spicy, and nutty. It’s also versatile so you can slather it on almost anything! Give it a try the next time you ‘Netflix and Chill’.
Licorice root is supposed to boost your libido. You’ll want to get a natural licorice candy that uses actual licorice root extract. You can even try to recreate the Lady and The Tramp scene but with licorice!
Get your licorice candy at Well.ca (Panda Natural Licorice, $3.99 for 170 grams).
8. Dark Chocolate
Some people don’t like the bitter taste of dark chocolate. That bitterness largely depends on the amount of cocoa that’s in it. To get some benefits out of it, you need at least 70%. Now here me out. Cocoa-rich dark chocolate increases your levels of serotonin. Serotonin lowers stress, boosts desire and makes it easier to reach orgasm! Cocoa also increases blood flow through the arteries and sends blood to all the right places! Nothing can ruin a successful night of Netflix and Chill than a soft “you know what.”
9. Red Wine
According to Italian researchers (of course Italians would research this!), red wine increases blood flow to women’s erogenous areas and increases levels of desire. Magnifico! And for men it also increases blood flow to essential areas. It also increases levels of testosterone in the blood and it increases a man’s sexual “appetite”.
From my experience, women tend to choose wine over beer. Maybe I just date classy girls. Nonetheless, red wine has always paved the way for a good night.
Mi Scusi but it’s getting hot in here.
Pick up a bottle from the LCBO.
10. Orange Basil Infused Water
Regular water is for suckers. I picked this because it’s simple and easy. AND, because everyone drinks water. So just in case he/she dodges your generosity to serve them alcohol, you’ve got a plan B.
Basil is actually the symbol of love (keep that in your back pocket, it make score you some points later!). It also contains some libido boosting nutrients like flavonoids. Flavonoids are anti-inflammatory and help with erectile dysfunction, and blood circulation.
Add: 1-2 oranges (sliced), 3-4 branches of fresh basil
Now that you now what to eat and drink, check out our list of the top 10 ‘Netflix and Chill’ horror movies!