I am gluten free so I was looking for cheap and easy snacks to make. I wanted a Healthy Homemade Microwave Popcorn because frankly I hate all the salt, oil, butter, and other ingredients added to my snack. I like to control what I am eating and I also like to control what I spend. I figured out a life hack to make my own healthy popcorn. This is what you need.
2) Brown bag I got 50 of them for $1.00
3) Popcorn kernels $1.97
4) Measuring cup
5) Clip that doesn’t have metal (hair clips work or take the metal off of those plastic hangers like I did)
6) Optional salt, pepper, cheese, chili pepper flakes etc
The first things you want to do is open the brown bag and the bag containing the popcorn. Then measure out 1/2 cup of kernels. Place those in the brown bag. Then clip the brown bag. Place the folded part face down in the microwave. Then turn on the popcorn feature of your microwave. If you do not have a popcorn feature go ahead and try microwaving for two minutes. This is cooking, so stay in the room while microwaving your popcorn just in case. The brown bag can be used multiple times so you can make different flavors for everyone in your house. Then once the healthy microwave popcorn has popped go ahead and pour it in a bowl to cool a little bit prior to serving.
Microwave popcorn without a bag
If you do not have a brown bag do not worry you can take a microwave safe bowl. Put 1/4 cup of popcorn in the bowl. Then place the plate on top of the bowl. Set your microwave for 2 minutes and 45 seconds.
Recipes you can make with popcorn
So I was watching TV while on a blogging break earlier this morning and something got me thinking, why is there SO much crap in our food lately!? It seems like there are more and more things that have ingredients that I can pronounce. With that in mind, and remembering that it was taco night, I thought I would ditch the premade stuff and try to make everything from scratch. So that meant ditching the taco kit and learning to season my own taco meat. And I must say, I think my tacos taste better now then they did when I was using the packaged spices so I thought I would share the recipe with you. The best part? This Homemade Weight Watchers Taco Seasoning Recipe is 0 Points Plus! Woohoo! Continue reading
Smoothies are one of my favorite things to have for breakfast any time of year. I’m not big on eating a “real” breakfast so early in the morning. Mainly because I just don’t have time. So smoothies are a favorite in my house. They are quick, cold, and delicious. Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite smoothie recipes with you, my Weight Watchers Tropical Smoothie Recipe! It’s only 5 Points Plus and will transport you to a tropical island when you drink it! (Ok, so not exactly, but you know what I mean!)Continue reading
Happy Spring everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a recipe I made for our upcoming Easter dinner. Some of you know that I haven recently decided to try out Weight Watchers and it’s going pretty good so far. Just because I’m on a diet doesn’t mean I don’t crave sweets every now and then though! So this Weight Watchers Pineapple Bundt Cake is perfect when you are craving a dessert. It’s only 4 ingredients (Only 2 if you don’t count the toppings!) and 5 PlusPoints per piece!Continue reading
Easter is a tough holiday to stay on track with my healthy lifestyle goals. In fact it ranks right up there with Halloween and Christmas. Lots of candy, lots of baked goods, and a big family meal all have my best intentions heading for trouble. I am going to try to do my best and make one healthy choice at a time because every choice counts and you can’t let one slip up or over indulgence make you fall off the wagon completely. I am planning a low calorie Easter Dinner Menu that is still traditional with healthier versions of my family’s favorite dishes.
A lot of you know that I have recently started doing Weight Watchers and I’m always looking for yummy recipe to share with my family and with you guys! This week I made a delicious melt-in-your-mouth, make-your-house-smell-amazing Pot roast that everyone in my family loved and I’m sure yours will too! I use my crock pot at least twice a week. I don’t know about you but I have much better energy in the morning, so if I can have dinner cooking by 9 am it’s a win win for everyone. Continue reading