Thursday, June 7, 2012

Healthy Popcorn

Ever wonder what is actually in the microwave popcorn that you make?  It isn't really butter that makes it bright yellow/orange.  Here is a healthier way to make popcorn and YOU control what goes in it.  All you need is some bulk popcorn and a paper bag.

A paper lunch bag will work or a grocery bag.  For the grocery bag, I trimmed the top third of the bag off to make it a little easier to fit in the microwave.  I then tossed in 1/2 cup popcorn kernels in the bag and folded the bag over twice.  I then put it in the microwave for 4 minutes.  You will not need 4 minutes, but I like to listen and just turn it off when the popping slows down.  My bag actually took 3 minutes fifteen seconds today.  Plus, when you pop your popcorn, it is already in a ready to use bag you can eat out of and you won't have to worry about your hand turning orange from touching the inside of the bag.

Once you are finished you can flavor it however you want.  You can use REAL butter if you choose, or parmesan cheese and garlic powder, or chili powder for a zing, or my plain ole' sea salt.  It is all up to you.

One cup of plain popcorn popped is only 30 calories.  Snack until your heart's content!

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