We love popcorn in this house. We make it all the time for snacks, for dessert and sometimes my teenagers even make it for lunch. They can’t seem to hear my “eat some vegetables too!” over the sound of the popcorn popping.
But whenever we make it, it is always a good choice. Organic popcorn (non-GMO) is a healthy whole grain, pretty cheap in the whole scheme of things, and can be made sweet or savory by the toppings added.
Nine-times-out-of-ten we go with a generous tablespoon or 3 of nutritional yeast, which adds a nice dose of some Vitamin Bs, thrown on top of the melted butter and a generous sprinkling of salt.
Sometimes I go for sweet and melt some honey into coconut oil or butter with a dash of cinnamon. Lately, I’ve been enjoying some delicious Mocha Hazelnut CocoGhee poured on and then add a dash or two of salt. Mmmmmmm… That’s when popcorn becomes a healthy dessert.
We make our popcorn in an air-popper. It is great because there is no real cleanup (I love that) and no added fats until we pour on the butter or coconut oil and no chemicals (microwave popcorn, I am looking at you).
Roxie always hopes we’ll spill some on the floor. We usually “accidentally” do.
What do you put on your popcorn? Does anyone else eat it for lunch? !!