Popcorn is delicious. When watching a movie on a Saturday night, what do you do? Pop some popcorn in the microwave.
Unfortunately, those bags of popcorn are full of fat, calories, and chemicals. Blech.
I have a solution though! Pop your own and top it with what YOU want.
Today’s #strangebutgood focuses on POPCORN.
Thanks to Laura for the crazy good link-up!
Just because the popcorn that comes pre-seasoned is not healthy, it doesn’t mean POPCORN isn’t healthy.
Popcorn actually is full of fiber (1g per cup) and only has 30 calories a cup (popped). It is also whole grain and good for your heart.
So, how do we solve this popcorn problem?
An air popper! (if ya don’t have one, there is another helpful link at the bottom)
This kitchen gadget was a random Christmas present a few years back, and I LOVE it!
I use Bob’s Red Mill White Popcorn (ordered from iherb.com –use the code: MLS308 to save $)
Just put in 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels..
Look at all of that popcorn! The 1/2 cup of kernels is only 360 calories when it is all popped! (that is what a regular bag of popcorn is..and you don’t get nearly as much)
***Now for the fun and #strangebutgood part…***
I have two versions today: a sweet and a savory
sweet: 1/2t cinnamon
savory: 1/2t cumin, dashes of cayenne
All ya need is: 2 cups of popped popcorn, couple sprays of olive oil, and your choice of spices!
-Scoop up 2 cups of popcorn
-Spritz olive oil on top
-Sprinkle on toppings
Look how portable they are! The two sandwich bags have 2 cups of popcorn in each. The gallon bag is holding the rest for another day.
No air popper? No problem. Head over to Lindsay’s site for directions on Healthy Microwave Popcorn!
Now just don’t go blaming me if you get kicked out of the movie theater for bringing your own 😉
Question: fave popcorn topping? cheese? caramel? kettle corn?
I have been known to throw back a bag of Kettle Corn at The Padres’ games 🙂