After school snack popcorn party!

Updated: Feb 1


Looking for a healthy inexpensive yet tasty snack for those afternoon snack attacks? One that can hit all those taste notes you crave? Salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy--maybe just a little bit of oily lusciousness as well?


Enter popcorn center stage!


Popcorn Health Benefits:

  • 4 grams of fiber per 3 cup serving of popped kernels!

  • Excellent source of antioxidants

  • Good for digestion

  • Low calorie--3 cups of unflavored popcorn has just 50 calories!


So why the bad rap?


Popcorn’s salty fatty unhealthy reputation may have its roots with movie-theater popcorn. That large greasy bucket of popcorn that you snack on while watching the newest action flick can contain up to 1,200 calories, 2650 milligrams of sodium, and 50 grams of fat!


Popcorn Party Sprinkles to the Rescue!


We’ve created these seasonings, so you can easily make amazingly delicious popcorn at home! Popcorn made at home allows you to control the amount of calories, sodium, and fat!


We created the following recipes using 12 cups of freshly popped popcorn.

To make your own popcorn on the stove

Heat a few unpopped kernels in 2 tablespoons over medium heat until one of the kernels pop. Add ½ cup of kernels and cover the pot. Cook, shaking the pot until the popping calms down. Remove the lid from the pot and the pot from the heat. Use our Popcorn Party Sprinkles to finish your recipe!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Popcorn

This popcorn is for those that love their popcorn sweet with just a bit of a kick! Whisk 4 tablespoons of melted butter or coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of Chile & Cacao Popcorn Sprinkle. Add just barely a pinch of salt. Pour over 12 cups of still warm popcorn!

Truffle Popcorn

When you’re feeling really decadent, this popcorn hits the spot! Whisk together 4 tablespoons of melted butter or warm olive oil with 2 teaspoons of Truffle Popcorn Sprinkle! Stir into 12 cups of warm popcorn. Sprinkle ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese over your popcorn.


Cheddar Rosemary Popcorn

Feeling cheesy? By simply leaving out the rosemary for the kids, this recipe works for both kids and more mature palates. Whisk together 4 tablespoons of melted butter or warm olive oil with 2 tablespoons of Cheddar Popcorn Sprinkle and 1 teaspoon of Dried Rosemary. Drizzle over warm popcorn.


Garlic and Herb Popcorn

This popcorn hits that flavor profile when you're craving something savory and salty. Combine 4 tablespoons of really good olive oil (we like Arbequina or Copressed Lemon Olive Oil) with 2 teaspoons of Garlic Herb Popcorn Sprinkle.


Salt & Vinegar Popcorn

If sour is your flavor, this popcorn is for you! Gently warm 4 tablespoons of neutral flavored oil such as grapeseed oil. Add 2 ½ teaspoons of Salt & Vinegar Sprinkle and stir until dissolved. Pour over warm popcorn.


Chile Tamarind Popcorn

Feeling tropical? Combine five tablespoons of melted coconut oil with 4 teaspoons of Chile Tamarind Sprinkle and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Pour over warm popcorn.

 

In case you hadn’t heard, today is the second day of our week-long afterschool snack series! If you missed yesterday’s post, you can find it here.

 

Sources:

(https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/22-high-fiber-foods#TOC_TITLE_HDR_19)

(https://parade.com/1092011/karlawalsh/is-popcorn-healthy/)

(https://www.heart.org/en/news/2019/06/18/popcorn-as-a-snack-healthy-hit-or-dietary-horror-show#:~:text=In%20addition%20to%20fiber%2C%20popcorn,popcorn%20is%20its%20high%20satiety)

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