Do you ever want to reach for a healthy snack, but can’t seem to find one that will satisfy your taste buds or your stomach? That’s why I love popcorn – it can be either sweet or savory depending on what I am feeling like! Bonus, you get whole grains and fiber too that make you feel full! But, you can’t necessarily bring the popcorn maker to the office, right? WRONG!
A year ago, the Microwave Popcorn Maker from Pampered Chef was released and it is a family-favorite in our house! Having the right tools in the kitchen makes all the difference in how we cook and eat. Do you agree? (It’s like mowing the lawn – no one wants to cut the lawn with a scissor!)
It’s so easy (and more inexpensive) to purchase just popcorn kernels, and flavor them myself. I add just a touch of oil and some seasonings – if I am in the mood for sweet – French Toast Popcorn Seasoning is what I reach for. Savory? Ranch Popcorn Seasoning. Just oil and salt? Simple! A mixture of both? I make kettle corn, for that sweet and salty flavor. With 4 grams of fiber per 3 cups popped corn, popcorn is filling and delicious at the same time.
Want to know more about the Microwave Popcorn Maker (Did you know the Family size makes 12 cups popcorn, Regular size makes 5 cups)? Keep reading and check out the 45 second video.
Popcorn is a great way to start having a healthy snack more often – use the Microwave Popcorn Maker at work, use it at home, just use it! I love it for a late night snack, or afternoon snack for my kids after school. Pair it up with a smoothie and you have a real treat!
3 tbsp (45 mL) coconut oil, melted or canola oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) sugar
½ tsp (2 mL) salt
½ cup (125 mL) popcorn kernels (2 of the red cups included with the popcorn maker)
Add oil, sugar, salt, and popcorn kernels to bottom of the Family-Size Microwave Popcorn Maker. Cover with the lid, and leave the cup cover open to vent. Place the popper offset in the microwave.
Microwave for 4–5 minutes, or until popping slows to about 1–2 seconds between pops.
Let popcorn stand for 1–2 minutes to let the mixture crisp.
A fun recipe for the kids!
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