Hey Weight Loss Nation!
Weight Loss Nation
It’s time for a 5 Minute Snack!
Today, I have an All-Time Favorite, when prepared this way, will make it Healthy, Tasty and a Filling Snack!
Who doesn’t LOVE Popcorn! Especially at the Movie Theatre.
The problem with Movie Theater Popcorn, is that it’s filled with Tran Fats and too much Salt! It has excessive calories and…..to put it bluntly…..
Is bad for your heart & arteries!
If You change the way the popcorn is prepared…….
you can transform this All-Time Favorite into a Healthier, Tasty option.
Let’s take a look at how we do this!
First you need……….Popcorn!
I like to use “Amish Country” popping corn. You can purchase Amish Country popcorn here:
Amish Country Popcorn
You can buy the popcorn in a 1 lb bag, 2 lb bag, 6 lbs…. up to a 50 lb bag of popcorn kernels!
I buy the 2lb bag at $3.89 or the 6 lb bag at
Next…..You’ll need an “Air Popper.” That’s Right……
an “Air Popper.”
I bought mine on Amazon. They range from around $19.99 to $35.00.
There is a Hamilton Beach and Presto Brand Air Popper that are highly rated and reasonably priced.
Next……you need an Olive Oil Dispenser.
There’s an EVO olive oil spray bottle for about $16.50 on Amazon, which is made of plastic.
I bought the Ideal Olive Oil Mister Sprayer, which is currently at $29.99 on Amazon, because it was a glass bottle with a stainless steel dispenser.
If you don’t care if it is plastic or glass, buy the EVO spray bottle…..it’s cheaper!
Next…..you need Olive Oil. Extra Virgin Oil is best!
What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
The Oil comes from fresh olives that were picked and pressed within 24hrs.
Next, the oil is extracted by mechanical means, not from heat or chemicals.
The olives are not treated chemically in any way!
Extra virgin olive oil is……….Fresh Olive Juice!
Here are some really goods brands you can buy, that are “authentic” extra virgin olive oil.
1. Trader Joe’s California Ranch Olive Oil
2. Ellora Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3. Kassandrings Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4. Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Costco brand)
5. Whole Foods California 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Now…..you need Salt!
I prefer to use “Sea Salt” over Table Salt, since Sea Salt has less processing.
Sea Salt is processed by “evaporating” the water from the salt. This leaves the most trace minerals and nutrients intact.
Table Salt on the other hand, is heavily processed, to make the salt “fine” and preservatives are added to prevent the salt from “clumping.”
This process also takes away most of the trace minerals and nutrients. Companies tend to add “Iodine” to table salt, since they take out most of the natural minerals during processing.
Read your labels and find a “Sea Salt” where the ingredient label reads ……just….”Sea Salt.”
Now that you have your ingredients…..let’s make some healthy popcorn!
Healthy Air-Popped Popcorn
Serving Size – 3 Tablespoons popcorn kernels
Place 3 Tablespoons of Amish Country popcorn kernels into the air popper.
Turn popper on.
Place a “Large” bowl under the air popper chute to catch air-popped popcorn.
Spray olive oil onto popcorn to taste (1 TBLS)
Sprinkle Sea Salt onto popcorn to taste (about 1 tsp)
Mix popcorn well. Add more olive oil or salt if needed.
232 – Calories
27 gms Carbs
7 gms Fiber
4 gms Protein
15 gms Fat
4% Daily Source of Iron
2,325 mg Sodium!
Compare our healthy popcorn to “Movie Theatre” Popcorn:
According to the daily meal:
A large AMC popcorn, without butter, contains 1,030 calories and 41 grams of fat.
Regal Cinemas have a couple of different calorie counts for a small, unbuttered popcorn, but they range from 325 calories and 27 grams of fat to 670 calories and 34 grams of fat.
Wow! What a difference!
Our Healthy Air-Popped Popcorn Snack is the BOMB!
Start Air-Popping your Popcorn and enjoy your Healthy Popcorn!
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