Monday, October 1, 2012

Homemade Microwave Popcorn



With the cooler weather I am sure many of you have shifted from salads to soups; smoothies to oatmeal; and basically lots of warm weather dishes to comfort, warm-you-up foods.

This is the time of the year I find myself craving popcorn for a healthy snack.  But instead of relying on store-bought microwave popcorn (you can read here about the risks of store-bought microwave popcorn), I have long done my own DIY microwave popcorn, and it couldn’t be easier.

I discovered this easy trick to homemade microwave popcorn years ago, but I wanted to repost the easy peasy instructions along with some pictures to demonstrate how simple healthy microwave popcorn can be!


First, the supplies, brown paper lunch bags, unpopped popcorn kernels and a 1/4 cup measuring cup:


Next, pour ¼ cup of the popcorn kernels into the brown paper bag and fold over 3-4 times, folding about ¼-1/2 inch each time:






Place in your microwave for about 2 minutes, and just like regular popcorn, hit “stop” when the pops:



Pour in a bowl and enjoy!:



Who knew it was so easy to make healthy air-popped popcorn??

Life is sweet!
SPC

4 comments:

Vicki said...

Can't wait to try this!! You're the BEST!

Donita said...

Still warm enough in AZ to host an outdoor movie night with popcorn and "movie candy." Gonna try this today!

Cathleen said...

One of my friends told me to do this on time, and I have still not gotten around to doing it. This is a great idea though

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Cathleen, hope you love it, it is the easiest healthy snack ever! :)