Looking for a low calorie snack to munch on? Try some popcorn! Popcorn is a 100% whole grain food. It is packed with fiber, which is great for your digestive health and helps to keep you fuller for longer. Three cups of popcorn is considered 1 serving and about 100 Calories. Your best bet is to make it yourself, so you can avoid any trans fats and excessive sodium that may be lurking in the packaged stuff. Feel free to use your own air popper or for an even easier way to enjoy this crunchy snack, try this simple recipe below.
Homemade Microwave Popcorn
-¼ C popcorn kernels
-1 brown paper lunch bag
-Choice of seasoning
Put the popcorn kernels in the lunch bag. Fold the top over a couple of times. Microwave for about 1:45-2:00 minutes (time will depend on your microwave). Carefully take out of the microwave, it will be hot! Spray with some of your favorite olive oil, crack some fresh pepper and sea salt on top. Or try sprinkling 2 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese and some garlic powder. Have your kids get involved and let them try their own creation. The choices are endless. Enjoy!