Skinny Old Fashioned Popcorn

Skinny Old Fashioned Popcorn

Munching popcorn at the movies and at home is a real American pastime.  However the news is out-popcorn at the movies is usually popped in unhealthy fats and they use too much of it.  In addition, most people top it with butter.  Of course, the healthiest way to eat popcorn is air popped without adding any fat or salt but it taste like cardboard!  If you really want to control what’s in your popcorn it’s best to pop your own.  That’s right…Remember the old fashion way with a pot, some oil and popcorn?  It’s fine to use some fat as long as it’s a healthy fat. My skinny trick to get the same buttery taste of movie popcorn is to pop in monounsaturated olive oil and a little reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light (see below).  I’ve also discovered white popcorn kernels taste much better than the usual yellow.  They’re a smaller and crisper kernel.  I’ve been popping it this way for years.  One handful and you’ll know why!  Happy crunching…

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