Outside the Box Sofa Snacks



When it comes to chilling on the sofa with a movie or some great telly, there’s nothing quite like a tasty snack to make you feel right at home. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with sofa snacks, so why not try one of these healthy, unusual and super simple snacks?
Pitta Crisps
A healthier option than crisps or nachos but still packing a flavoursome punch, pitta crisps take minutes to prepare and go down well with the whole family.
How? Simply chop wholemeal pittas into bite-sized pieces, brush with light olive oil and bake in the oven at a low temperature, until crispy. Sprinkle with a little table salt and cayenne pepper and serve alone, or with your favourite dip.
Surprise Popcorn
Making popcorn at home is great fun and allows you to get the exact flavour you want. Buy popping corn at the supermarket - it’s considerably cheaper, not to mention healthier, than ready-made and kids will love the fun that comes with the preparation.
How? Melt a knob of butter over a medium heat and add the corn. Once all the corn has popped you can add as much or as little flavour as you like. Unseasoned popcorn is low calorie but most people add salt or sugar to give flavour. Why not play around? Great alternatives include adding chilli powder for a spicy kick, or sugar and cinnamon for a wintery treat.
Fruit Dippers
Make your 5 a day a healthy cinema treat.
How? Chop up a range of fruit; bananas, strawberries, apples and kiwi. Then, for a super healthy treat, place some fruit yoghurt out as a dip. Alternatively, if you’re feeling indulgent, melt some chocolate with a little butter to keep it from setting as it cools, and dip your fruit in the resulting goo.
Crudities with Hummus
Another healthy treat that doesn’t feel like a chore.
How? Simply chop your favourite salad vegetables into batons; carrots, cucumber and peppers work best, and dip into delicious hummus.

With family and friends around you, and a selection of great nibbles to suit any palette, it’s the perfect way to chill out. All you need now is the perfect sofa. CSL Sofas offer advanced solutions to finding the right sofa and helping you to get the most out of it. Why not try CSL’s iPhone App to see how CSL corner groups, classic leather sofas and pretty fabric sofas can help you make the most out of your living space at a great price.

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