From Tracy Flick to June Carter-Cash, Elle Woods to Mrs. Whatsit, and every character in between, Reese Witherspoon’s resume of prolific roles showcases the breadth of her creative range as an actress. As someone who has earned her place among Hollywood royalty, you would think that the pioneer behind the “bend and snap” might be a diva prone to snapping at others. But through social media, Witherspoon has shown fans that she’s very down-to-earth—she teaches herself TikTok dances, is fascinated by astrology and zodiac signs, and also appreciates a solid afternoon snack. In fact, while on set for her latest movie, Your Place or Mine, Witherspoon’s appreciation for snack time inspired her curiosity about the snack preferences of her fellow castmates. She also shared a few of her own.
In a recent Instagram post that Witherspoon shared, she asked the cast of the Netflix romcom, “What is your crafty snack?”
For those who might be less familiar with “Hollywood biz” lingo, a “crafty snack” is one that is catered by craft services, a designated department in the film, television, and video production industry that is responsible for feeding all cast and crew while shooting on set. For actors who are in the midst of filming a movie or show, the items provided by craft services can sometimes end up being the primary source of their daily food intake. In some cases, long hours and grueling shooting schedules may mean that convenience sometimes takes precedence over healthy eating.
Reese Witherspoon’s favorite ‘crafty snacks’
“Thespian food,” responded Kutcher.
Witherspoon then followed up with the same question we all probably have: “What does that mean?”
“Coffee,” Kutcher cheekily replied. Later in the Instagram video, he added, “If they have hot dogs, I’m going to get one.” Although coffee isn’t inherently unhealthy, consuming high amounts of it has been connected to high blood pressure. Combine that with a sodium-packed hot dog, and Kutcher is not doing his heart any favors.
How Witherspoon splurges
Co-stars Zoe Chao and Jesse Williams also each declared their love for Doritos after being approached by Witherspoon with the same question.
“Nacho Cheese Doritos,” Williams told Witherspoon. “Cool Ranch is what I look for first—they never have it. So I settle on Nacho Cheese; I’ll eat five of them,” he confessed.
Chao even revealed the contents of the doggie bag of snacks she had intended to take home. Along with Doritos, she had collected a variety of candies and other chips. Although healthy eating on set might be challenging, it’s not impossible—at least, this was my takeaway after Witherspoon revealed her favorite crafty snack picks.
After turning the camera on herself, Witherspoon divulged her favorite on-set snacks to her Instagram followers.
“Sun Chips or apple and peanut butter—every day at 11:00,” she shared.
Apples and peanut butter are a great balance of vitamins and macronutrients. One large apple (around 242 grams) contains almost 6 grams of fiber, over 11 milligrams of vitamin C, 12 grams of magnesium, 259 milligrams of potassium, and 14.5 milligrams of calcium. Meanwhile, a tablespoon of peanut butter has 3.6 grams of protein and about 2 grams of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids—healthy fats known to support improved cognition, blood pressure regulation, quality liver function, reduced inflammation, and heart health.
Touting themselves as “everyone’s favorite whole grain chip,” the fact that Sun Chips are 100% whole grain does make them a tad more nutritious compared to other types of chips. In fact, according to Sun Chips, they have 30% less fat than regular chips, and while standard potato chips have 10 grams of fat per 1-ounce serving, Sun Chips only contain 6 grams of total fat per ounce, which is only 8% of the recommended daily value. About 16 Sun Chips also contains 2 grams of dietary fiber, making this handful a more satiating snack option than a handful of fried potato chips. Plus, more fiber means better digestive support fortifying your gut health.