March 8, 2010

Healthy Mama Popcorn

Hey Healthy Mamas!
This week I thought I'd share a super simple snack that I've been really loving lately. And not only is it super easy to make but it's super healthy and perfect for the late night cravings!
I give you this:


Popcorn is high in fibre, low in calories and contains no sodium or sugar. Unfortunately, all that prettiness is masked by trans fats & popcorn lungs when you buy the microwaveable pouches! I first heard about this method from Averie at Love Veggies & Yoga. She regularly posts amazing raw & healthy recipes and is so passionate about helping others achieve a healthy balance! So, grab the following ingredients & get popping!
  • 1/3 cup kernels
  • whatever flavors you wish: cinnamon, choc chips, sea salt, nutritional yeast, peanuts
  • spoonful of earth balance butter
  • pot with a lid
Melt butter in pot on med/high heat then add kernels and cover with a lid. They will start popping after 30 seconds and will be done when you don't hear popping for 10 sec. Give pot a little shake then pour in bowl and sprinkle with toppings. I personally love shaking nutritional yeast & dark choc chips on mine! If you'd like to learn about a brown bag/microwave version - check out Averie's post here.


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Thanks for the linkback, Ange! I appreciate it :)

And your method of the Earth Balance sounds great and yum :) Nothing beats hot popcorn with choc chips and nooch about midnite for me...haha!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

GREAT recipe! I've been doing the air-popped popcorn for a while, but it really is bland! I like this version much better!

Jacqueline and Andy said...

Mmmm. I just love yeasty, buttery popcorn! My mom used to make it all the time when I was little. So good! I also appreciate the sites you suggested in response to my question on your q and a post--they're really great!

Healthy. Happy. Well. said...

Woo! I love popcorn! This looks awesome!

lena said...

Peanut butter on popcorn?! You just made my day much more interesting.......(running to kitchen to try). Thanks!

Cassie said...

Dark chocolate chips? Oh yum! That sounds great. Thanks for passing on the recipe!

Freely Living Life said...

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April said...

Yum! This sounds really easy, and I am going to have to try it! My boys and I heart parmesan cheese on our popcorn! Mmmm!!

Care said...

That sounds yummy! You are inspiring w/ your healthy meals and snacks. Good for you! PS: you need a little buttony thing :)