Paprika Popcorn

Paprika Popcorn

It’s time for Tuesday Tips and Tidbits!

Today is all about popcorn and how to make it more delicious and healthful.

Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks and something I tend to snack on when I am trying to lose a few pounds.  It is a delicious high fiber snack, with minimal calories.  The way I look at it, sometimes you need to stuff your face, and for me popcorn is that snack.  You can eat a fairly large amount, without a big impact.

I like making air-popped popcorn, so I start off with as few calories as possible.  I add a small amount of olive oil, followed by spices.  Extra virgin olive oil is really delicious on popcorn, and you will never miss the butter.  My favorite spice combinations to add are:  garlic and salt; paprika, garlic, and salt; cumin, garlic, and salt; turmeric, garlic, and salt.  Do you see a theme here?…lol!  I just love garlic and it always finds its way on my popcorn.  Below is the recipe for my paprika version.  Give it a try and mix up that everyday popcorn!



  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp. sweet Spanish paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Pop the popcorn.
  • Pour the olive oil evenly and mix well. I don't use much oil, so I can save on calories. More oil will help the spices stick better.
  • Mix the spices together and sprinkle on the popcorn, and mix well.
  • Enjoy!
  • 25 Responses to“Paprika Popcorn”

    1. 01/19/2016 at 9:54 am #

      Popcorn is a fav here too!

        01/19/2016 at 9:57 am #

        It is yummy 🙂 Happy Tuesday Cheryl!

    2. 01/19/2016 at 10:46 am #

      Hi Antonia, I love popcorn too :-). It is the perfect snack attack 🙂 Have a good week

        01/19/2016 at 10:51 am #

        Hi Lynne 🙂 It is great to be able to eat a large bowl of something and not feel too bad about it, right? Thank you and I hope you do too!

        • 01/24/2016 at 10:50 am #

          Hi Antonia, thank you 🙂 and I totally agree.
          Guess what we had this afternoon…..yes, your Paprika Popcorn, and it was delicious. Thanks so much, it was a lovely change, and enjoyed by all

          01/24/2016 at 1:12 pm #

          That’s awesome Lynne! I am so glad you all enjoyed it and thank you for letting me know 🙂 I hope you are having a nice weekend!

    3. 01/19/2016 at 11:05 am #

      Very nice yumm! I love popcorn!

        01/19/2016 at 11:12 am #

        Thanks Lynn! I hope you are having a nice week 🙂

    4. 01/19/2016 at 5:05 pm #

      I couldn’t agree with you more Antonia! Up until recently I had been purchasing 100 calorie bags of popcorn at the grocery store but I got fed up with the high prices. Now I’ll get the plain kernels and just pop them myself. I’ve been on the lookout for an air popper to streamline the process. Is there a particular brand that you like?

        01/20/2016 at 8:58 am #

        It is an awesome snack Heather 🙂 I actually use one my mom gave me. She bought it in the late 70s, and it still works like a charm. I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more help. If mine stops working, I would have no idea where to start.

    5. 01/19/2016 at 5:35 pm #

      Sounds like a fun snack!

        01/20/2016 at 8:59 am #

        It really is Sadie 🙂

    6. 01/19/2016 at 6:51 pm #

      I can’t imagine a movie without popcorn u r tempting me now

        01/20/2016 at 9:01 am #

        It is awesome with movies Vidya 🙂

    7. 01/19/2016 at 10:09 pm #

      This is perfect for National Popcorn Day today!!!

        01/20/2016 at 9:02 am #

        Thank you Lia 🙂

    8. kushigalu
      01/21/2016 at 12:24 am #

      I can finish off this one in no time 🙂 Love this recipe. YUMMY!

        01/21/2016 at 8:29 am #

        Me too Kushi 🙂 Thank you!

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