Popcorn, the favorite snack of movie-goers across the land.
As surprising as it may seem, popcorn is not a bad snack for consumption away from the silver screen.
Popcorn is mostly air, so even though you are getting to snack and much on things, there just isn’t a lot there for your body to use up. That being said, if you douse it in tons butter and salt, the snack is no longer mostly air.
The corn used to make popcorn is also less genetically modified than most corn on the cob, or canned corn (Yippee!! Always a plus)! Popcorn is also a very economical snack at $0.11/ oz from Wal-Mart.
However, eating plain popcorn is pretty unappealing, especially when you have had it with butter your whole life. But there are some healthier ways to make it tasty than melting pounds of butter!
First of all, I make all of my popcorn in an air popper. They are easy to use, and you have way more control over what you put on the popcorn. The microwave bags tend to come prepackaged doused in salt and butter. Air poppers are not too expensive. This one has several good reviews on Amazon and is under $25 (Really a small price to pay for limitless popcorn making!)
I like to melt a little bit of coconut oil and drizzle it on the popcorn while it is coming out of the popper, alternating with some sea salt (sea salt has more minerals than normal table salt, but that is a subject for a different post).
Some people like to use olive oil, but I find the olive oil taste to be too overpowering to the popcorn. However, my husband likes it that way, and you might too.
If you have more of a hankering for sweets, you could put on the coconut oil as described above, and add a bit of sugar and cinnamon. Still a light snack that doesn’t leave you feeling weighed down, but satisfies your sweet tooth.
Thanks for reading!
Have any other popcorn ideas? Comment below and let me know!