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Healthy Ways to Top Your Popcorn

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

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While the mention of “popcorn” might conjure up memories of the buttery movie theater variety, it doesn’t have to be a calorie-laden snack. You can make healthy air-popped popcorn at home for a low-calorie treat that’s high in fiber. Skip the high-calorie toppings without sacrificing flavor by using healthier toppings, and you’ve got the perfect snack to enjoy in the evening. Or, bring some popcorn to munch on while you’re at work.

Sweet.

Make your popcorn into a sweet but healthy snack. To satisfy your sweet tooth without extra calories and sugar, try one of the ideas below!

Dark Chocolate Popcorn: Melt bittersweet chocolate chips using a double-boiler, and drizzle the melted chocolate over popped popcorn. Let it sit until the chocolate has hardened

Spiced Popcorn: Mix a little bit of pumpkin or apple pie spice into some olive oil. For extra sweetness, try using Stevia instead of sugar. Drizzle over popped popcorn for a sweet snack.

Make these sweet popcorn recipes even tastier with some healthy toppings. Try using dried fruit slices, nuts, seeds, raisins, and honey if you want an extra kick of sweetness.

Savory.

Looking for a savory snack? Add fresh herbs to your freshly-popped popcorn for a healthy, flavorful, and savory treat. By experimenting with different herbs, you can create some truly amazing flavor combinations. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Cilantro Lime Popcorn: Simply add some fresh chopped cilantro to your popcorn, and then squeeze fresh lime juice over the top.

Parmesan Rosemary Popcorn: Add some fresh rosemary and pepper to a few tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle some freshly grated parmesan over your still-hot popcorn, tossing the popcorn to mix, and then drizzle your popcorn with the olive oil mixture.

Nutritional Yeast: If you’re a fan of cheesy popcorn, try sprinkling on a little bit of nutritional yeast instead. The yeast adds a salty, savory taste and is also rich in protein and fiber.

If you’re looking for a little more heat, try using chili or chipotle powder, or stir in some homemade taco seasoning.

The next time you’re in the mood for a snack, give one of these ideas a try. Experiment with your favorite herbs and seasonings to find the perfect combination. Popcorn is a delicious snack, and these ideas are full of flavor. Healthy snacks make it easier for you to reach your weight loss goals. A supplement such as LOWAT® can also help support your healthy goals. This patent-pending weight management ingredient has been clinically studied to support healthy weight loss.

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