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