4 Ways To Make Perfect Homemade Popcorn

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If hunger pangs are begging you for a healthy afternoon boost at work, while traveling or at a movie, homemade popcorn is a great low-fat snack to quell the nagging aches. A little bit of corn goes a long way — an eighth of a cup of kernels makes the perfect size snack for one person. When popped, it expands to about 2 cups.

It's worth the few minutes to make your own popcorn, and it's also fun, especially with kids who love to see the corn kernels jump and transform. If you pack your popcorn in Tupperware, it will travel well and last for hours. So, if you want to eat healthy at work or on a plane, prepare some homemade popcorn in advance, and you're good to go!

Health Benefits Of Popcorn:

  • It’s high in fiber.
  • It contains antioxidant polyphenols that may prevent damage to cells.
  • Popcorn's ferulic acid content may help fight diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s diabetes, cardiovascular disease and more.

Try these JWM low-fat popcorn recipes!

Popcorn With Sea Salt, Vegan Buttery Spread and Extra-virgin olive oil

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Ingredients:

  • 1/8 cup popcorn
  • dash of sea salt
  • 2 tsp. vegan buttery spread
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:

Heat the buttery spread in a pot over low heat.

Add the corn kernels. Shuffle the kernels to coat them all with the Earth Balance.

Place a lid on the pot. Let the kernels heat until they pop, about 4 minutes.

Shuffle the corn kernels around every thirty seconds as they continue to pop to avoid burning the popped corn on the bottom.

Once all kernels are popped, add the sea salt and olive oil. Toss with a spoon until popcorn is thoroughly coated.

Serve.

Popcorn With Sea Salt, Vegan Buttery Spread, Garlic and Extra-virgin olive oil

For this delicious variation, follow steps 1-5 above. Then, press 1-2 garlic cloves and toss them into the bowl. Mix until the toppings thoroughly coat the popcorn!

Simple popcorn with sea salt, vegan buttery spread and extra-virgin olive oil.

Popcorn With Shaved Truffles

Ingredients:

  • 1/8 cup popcorn
  • dash of sea salt
  • 2 tsps. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Truffle shavings

Directions:

Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a pot over low heat.

Add the corn kernels. Shuffle the kernels to coat them all with the Earth Balance.

Place a lid on the pot. Let the kernels heat until they pop, about 4 minutes.

Shuffle the corn kernels around every thirty seconds as they continue to pop to avoid burning the popped corn on the bottom.

Once all kernels are popped, add the sea salt and drizzle the rest of the olive oil over it. Toss with a spoon.

Shave the truffles on top of the popcorn and toss.

Serve.

Get fancy with shaved black truffles!

Blue Popcorn

Follow the same steps from the “Popcorn With Sea Salt, Vegan Buttery Spread and Extra-virgin olive oil.” The difference in flavor is inherent to the corn variety.

You can mix it up with blue popcorn!


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