🍿Popcorn is a quick and easy snack that packs a lot of fiber, it also contains vitamins B6, A, E, and K as well as phenolic acids - which are a type of antioxidant. Popcorn is also a whole grain - meaning it has a low glycemic index that can help maintain blood sugar levels.
🍿When cooked on the stovetop you can control all the ingredients that go into your bowl, making it a healthy, light snack.
🍿Grab a taller pot with room for the expanded kernels. Air-popping the corn means it will contain fewer calories, but you can always add a healthier oil option like walnut, avocado, extra virgin olive oil, or coconut oil to add healthy fats which is known to help control hunger.
🍿For air-popping: set your burner to a medium heat, add your kernels, and top with a lid. Soon you’ll hear popping. When the popping slows to every few seconds turn off the heat and let the steam escape from the lid. Then add your favorite dry toppings such as grated cheese, salt, pepper, chile flakes, or nutritional yeast.
🍿For oil-popping: select your serving amount and add 1-3 tablespoons of oil accordingly to your pot. Use a medium heat, let the oil heat up and add two kernels first to make sure it’s heated enough. If it pops quickly, add the rest of your kernels and cook the same as the air-popping method.
🍿3 cups of air-popped popcorn contains:
• Calories: 93
• Protein: 3 grams
• Carbohydrates: 18.6 grams
• Fiber: 3.6 grams
• Sugar: 0.2 grams
• Fat: 1.1 grams