I’m sure many of you started out this New Year with the resolution of leading a healthier lifestyle, which includes healthy eating. Refrigerators have been loaded up with fresh vegetables, lean cuts of meat and plenty of fruit. Unfortunately, old habits die hard and as the clock strikes 3:00, your stomach rumbles for a snack. Microwave popcorn has become a staple in so many homes, but have you looked at the label lately? A highlight reel of ingredients includes: canola oil, salt, hydrogenated vegetable oil, and artificial colors and flavors—not so healthy after all! But don’t think that you have to cross popcorn off of your snack list!
Popcorn is a great, filling snack. It is low in calories (1 cup of popcorn contains only 30 calories) and it is a good source of fiber. It also contains more iron than spinach, eggs, peanuts and roast beef! It contains almost no fat, has no sugar and no salt!
Air popped popcorn is a great way to take advantage of the great benefits of this low calorie snack. But if you don’t have an air popper or want to take this healthy snack with you to the office, here is a simple and easy way to make DIY microwave popcorn using only the popcorn itself and a brown paper bag!