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April 24, 2012 10:43 AM
In an effort to get myself to snack healthier, I'm upping my popcorn intake (I am a salty snacks junkie D:)

Obviously drizzling butter all over it isn't the best option, so what do you put on your popcorn?
(I know I can eat it dry, but sometimes I want to switch it up a bit)

For the people suggesting spices - do you put butter or anything on it to make the spices stick? (I air-pop my popcorn, so it's dry)
Edited by ThePunkHippie On April 24, 2012 11:00 AM
April 24, 2012 10:49 AM
If you like sweet/salty I recently discoverd mixing popcorn with cinnamon honey bunches of oats. To me it tastes like kettle corn and is low in calories as long as you use healthy popcorn. Other than that basic season salt is good on it too and mix in some croutons or some almonds.
April 24, 2012 10:50 AM
I like a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on my popcorn.
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April 24, 2012 10:52 AM
I found this great bagged popcorn called Skinny Pop. It is only 135 cal for 3.5 cup serving. Think it is seasoned with just salt and sunflower oil. Best bagged popcorn I ever had.
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April 24, 2012 10:52 AM
My daughter loves popcorn! We have a hot air popcron maker and she then just sprinkles salt on it; it's obviously not as nice as microwave popcorn as it doesn't have the fat but I challenge you to buy the micro popcorn, DON'T cook it, but open up the bag and have a look inside. The congealed fat that you see in there (which is what makes it taste so nice) is horrific and must be just like the inside of our arteries if we eat it!
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April 24, 2012 10:52 AM
Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano

Taco seasonings (chili powder, cumin) tabasco sauce

Cinnamon sugar

Season All (salt based ... celery, paprika, onion flavors)
April 24, 2012 10:52 AM
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April 24, 2012 10:53 AM
High in sodium BUT - I use that I can't believe it's not butter spray and then shake Old Bay seasoning on it...YOM
April 24, 2012 10:53 AM
dill and powdered buttermilk!
April 24, 2012 10:54 AM
I know this might sound awful but my husband and I eat it with jalapenos we are spicy food junkies
April 24, 2012 10:55 AM
a friend of mine does the taco seasoning - like from Costco - just a sprinkle of it. I've done some of the spritzes - like I can't believe it's not butter spray... or mixing in some other things as well - like a little salt, and a fun size pack of M&Ms and some nuts. just experiment!
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April 24, 2012 10:55 AM
One of my coworkers swears by Sriracha and lime popcorn, which would be much lower cal than butter. Never tried it myself, but only because I don't have a popcorn maker!
April 24, 2012 10:56 AM
Molly McButter. Probably horrible sodium and other weird chemicals, but tastes great and cuts your craving for butter.
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April 24, 2012 10:56 AM
They actually sell powder flavouring at your grocery store. It's like 60 calories per pouch of seasoning. There are tons of flavours, sour cream and onion, ketchup, dill pickle, bbq etc...
April 24, 2012 10:56 AM
QUOTE:

My daughter loves popcorn! We have a hot air popcron maker and she then just sprinkles salt on it; it's obviously not as nice as microwave popcorn as it doesn't have the fat but I challenge you to buy the micro popcorn, DON'T cook it, but open up the bag and have a look inside. The congealed fat that you see in there (which is what makes it taste so nice) is horrific and must be just like the inside of our arteries if we eat it!


I like to use a microwave popcorn bowl, that way I know what goes in there. Adding just a teaspoon of oil helps the toppings stick.

Air popped popcorn ..... how do you get any seasoning to stick to it? Butter flavored sprays don't seem very healthy either. Maybe an olive oil mister would work.
April 24, 2012 10:57 AM
Frank's Red Hot sauce!
April 24, 2012 10:57 AM
I love skinny pop, it doesn't taste like a bag popcorn, i dont know how they do it...i also make air popped at home with just sea salt, occasionally i will sprinkle parmesan cheese on it as well, do it when its warm and it coats it nicely.
April 24, 2012 10:57 AM
Coconut Oil... so many advantages

http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html
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April 24, 2012 10:58 AM
Nutritional yeast ~ buttery, cheesy and salty ~ with 8g of protein per serving
April 24, 2012 10:58 AM
My boyfriend and I looove popcorn and have an air popper at home! We use Mom's Pantry popcorn seasonings (we have Ranch, Nacho Cheese & White Cheddar). They're delicious and a little goes a very long way!

I've also sprinkled brown sugar over my popcorn and it gives it a whole different kind of taste. Sweet instead of salty - delicious! Don't go too overboard - you really don't need that much to be able to taste it!
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April 24, 2012 10:58 AM
I caught the end of a Dr Oz program the other day and he suggested Almond Milk and eat it like cereal. Doesn't sound real appetizing but who knows????
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April 24, 2012 10:58 AM
Add some sectioning salt or some garlic powder. I also love to add some lemon juice on the popcorn.
April 24, 2012 10:58 AM
Tabasco

Parmesan cheese

Garlic powder

I have dry air popper. I still put butter on mine, but I can monitor the amount of butter.
April 24, 2012 10:58 AM
you can make plain microwave pop corn by puttin it in a brown paper lunch bag 2/3 cups plain kernels fold twice on the top and fold side down put in micro for 1:30 - 2 mins ...till popping slows....no fat ...salt or anything and no crazy 1980's airpopper lol

we use spray butter ...i cannot believe its not butter spray sometimes
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April 24, 2012 11:00 AM
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omg my family is all trying to cut down on calories. Go buy some yellow popping corn seeds and pop it in a tablespoon of vegetable oil its around 150 cal. and you get a big bowl :) also my brother likes parm. on his i dont know if its healthy but whatever. Hope it helps good luck!


Try Coconut Oil instead of Vegetable oil. So many health benefits: http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html
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