I heard about this on the South Beach chat boards-gave it a try and now I’m hooked. I like that I can add just the right amount of salt and flavorings. And, it is very filling!
I bought a store brand of white popcorn (ingredient list: white popcorn. That’s it.) One quarter of a cup of kernels makes about 3 cups of popcorn at 130 calories (that’s if you don’t pour melted butter all over it!). This counts as a starch/grain serving.
Approximately 130 calories, 26 grams carbs, 1.5 grams fat, 4 grams protein for 3 cups popped
¼ cup white popcorn kernels
Paper lunch bag
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray (ICBINB)
Additional seasonings (powdered ranch dressing, garlic powder, sour cream and onion powder…)
Measure ¼ cup of kernels and place in paper lunch bag. Fold top of bag over twice (small folds). Place on its side in microwave, gently shake to distribute kernels evenly and set microwave to popcorn setting or for 3 ½ minutes on high. Don’t leave the microwave-listen for gap between pops to reduce and stop microwave when gap is 4-5 seconds.
|Truffled microwave popcorn!|
Easy, inexpensive, healthy. Enjoy!