I don't know about you, but popcorn is one of my all time favourite snacks. It's a whole grain and is loaded with fibre and protein, making it a healthy and delicious choice that you don't have to feel guilty about after eating a whole bag. Air popped, or stove top popped are my two favourite ways to enjoy it and take very little time and effort, but there are also lots of brands that offer lightly salted pre-popped popcorn without all of the added fat and sugar if you prefer the convenience.
If you haven't ever popped your own kernels, I encourage you to try it out, you will be pleasantly surprised with just how easy the process is, and how delicious the outcome tastes!
All you need is a medium to large heavy bottom pot with a lid, some kernels, a little oil and a little salt or whatever seasoning you prefer. Nutritional yeast is great on popcorn, as is smoked paprika. The possibilities are endless, so get popping and comment below with your favourite flavor combos!
Makes 2 servings (or one large serving!)
1/3 cup kernels
2 tbsp. oil (canola, sunflower, olive, etc.)
pinch of salt and seasoning of choice
Tamara Saslove, P.H.Ec.
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