6 Easy Flavours That’ll Turn Homemade Popcorn Into A Superstar Snack


Women's Health |

By Rachel Meltzer Warren; image from Freepik.com

Move over, Plain Salted…

Good nutrition just go easy. Whether you’re craving something sweet or salty, you can turn homemade popcorn into a superstar snack. Here’s how…

1. Rosemary Parmesan

In a small bowl, drizzle three cups popped popcorn with one teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with one teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary and one tablespoon grated Parmesan, then toss well to coat evenly. Top with black pepper.

Per serving: 669kJ, 7g fat (1.5g sat), 19g carbs, 80mg sodium, 4g fibre, 5g protein

2. Lemon Dill

Place three cups popped popcorn in a small bowl and drizzle with one teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with one teaspoon origanum, half a teaspoon each dill and lemon zest and a tiny pinch of salt, then toss well to coat.

Per serving: 585kJ, 6g fat (1g sat), 20g carbs, 290mg sodium, 4g fibre, 3g protein

3. Chilli Bite

In a small saucepan, heat one-and-a-half teaspoons canola oil, half a teaspoon curry powder, a quarter teaspoon chilli powder and a small pinch of salt and whisk gently for two minutes, or until oil begins to bubble. Drizzle onto three cups popped popcorn, then toss well to coat evenly.

Per serving: 669kJ, 8g fat (0.5g sat), 20g carbs, 290mg sodium, 4g fibre, 3g protein

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4. Cran-Chocolate

In a glass bowl, microwave one tablespoon dark chocolate chips until just beginning to melt (about 45 seconds). Mix well with a rubber spatula until chocolate is about three-quarters of the way melted; some lumps should remain. Place three cups popped popcorn in a bowl and top with melted chocolate. Sprinkle with two tablespoons dried cranberries and a tiny pinch salt, then mix thoroughly. Place bowl in the fridge for 10 minutes so that the chocolate can harden.

Per serving: 879kJ, 6g fat (3g sat), 38g carbs, 290mg sodium, 5g fibre, 4g protein

5. Piña Colada

Melt one teaspoon extra-virgin coconut oil over low heat in a small saucepan for about 15 seconds (or microwave to melt). Place three cups popped popcorn in a small bowl and drizzle with oil. Finely chop one ring of dried pineapple and sprinkle over with two teaspoons sweetened coconut flakes and a small pinch salt, then toss well to coat evenly.

Per serving: 920kJ, 7g fat (5g sat), 42g carbs, 310mg sodium, 4g fibre, 3g protein

6. Sugar and Spice

In a small bowl, drizzle three cups popped popcorn with one teaspoon flaxseed oil. Sprinkle with one teaspoon icing sugar, half a teaspoon cinnamon, a quarter teaspoon ground nutmeg and a tiny pinch of salt, then toss well to coat evenly.

Per serving: 627kJ, 6g fat (0.5g sat), 23g carbs, 290mg sodium, 4g fibre, 3g protein

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