Popcorn = Light n’ Fun Snack!


Air popped organic popcorn is a great snack any time of the day!  It is very low in calories which means you can eat a lot of it, is high in fiber and contains some protein, calcium & iron!  One cup of popped corn only contains about 35 calories….LOVE!  I make mine by using 1/4 – 1/2 cup of organic popcorn seeds in my air-popper.  As it is popping out into the bowl I sprinkle Bragg’s Nutrition Flakes (gives it a cheesy flavor) and a little salt.  You can also spry Bragg’s Liquid Amino’s for a salty flavor and some nutritional bonus!

Popcorn can also be a HEALTH DISASTER.  Movie theatre popcorn can contain 1200 calories so always make your own and sneak it in!  Microwave popcorn contains chemicals on the inner lining of the bag…Make your own!  My Dad taught me to make it on the stove using a little oil and some seeds which is just fine as long as you don’t smother it with butter.  I can’t make it as good as his so I stick to my air popper.  They cost only $20 at WalMart or Kmart and the seeds are very inexpensive.

Enjoy your popcorn but don’t turn it into a health hazard!

*I received a tip to cook my popcorn in coconut oil.  I tried last night and I am hooked!  Use 2 tsps of coconut oil in the bottom of the pan, pour in 1/2 cup of organic seeds, shake, pop and serve!  Sprinkle with Bragg’s Nutrition Flakes & a little salt…YUM!  (Thanks Andrea!)

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  1. Hey Amy…we have an air popcorn popper too…we love it and the kids do to. In fact, we don’t even own a mircorwave! I’m curious about those nutrition flakes you use in your recipes? What do they consist of?

    1. Hello Heidi!
      The flakes I use are called Bragg’s Nutritional Yeast Seasoning. I use them as my “vegan” or non-dairy parmesan. The ingredients include: Inactive Dry Yeast, Niacin (B3), Pyridoxine HCL (B6), Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin HCL (B1), Folic Acid, and Vitamin B12. 1 tbsp contains 20 calories, 2 grams of protein, all of your B vitamins AND some folic acid! They have a cheesy flavor. I use them on soups, popcorn, beans, pasta, etc…

      You can buy them at your local health food store or online.

      Let me know if you try them!

  2. Highly recommend trying walnut oil for popping, too… Has a natural buttery flavor, but without the calorie overload! It’s all we use at my house 🙂

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