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
It was movie night at Granny’s house, and we were in the mood for something different than our usual snacks. We whipped up this Chili Cheese Popcorn in less than 10 minutes. It was easy, quick, and yummy!
I attended a kid’s cooking class with my daughter the other night and it centered around packing lunches with healthy snacks. The one recipe they made was so simple and easy we had to try it at home. We made Lettuce Boats and the kids agreed that these made great healthy snack recipes for kids. They gave them 2 thumbs up. The best part is they can choose what vegetables they want to include and if they want to add dressing. Once you give kids control over their food, they tend to be more adventurous.Continue reading