I feel like I’m always hungry during the holiday season! Maybe it’s because there are so many opportunities to eat something tasty. To burn off those extra holiday calories and curb my appetite, I try to be active through out the day as much as possible, like taking the stairs up to my apartment on the sixth floor instead of the elevator. I also make sure I have healthy snacks at home for me, and my friends and family, to enjoy.
Popcorn is very healthy when it’s not drenched in movie theater butter (which actually isn’t even real butter- it’s non-hydrogenated soybean oil that’s been colored and flavored).
Popcorn is a whole grain that is high in fiber. Make eating it count as something good for you.
Here’s how with this recipe:
Wild Oats Spicy Popcorn
1 serving; should take around 3 minutes to prepare
1 Tablespoon Wild Oats organic extra virgin coconut oil
A dash of Wild Oats organic chili powder
A dash of Wild Oats organic cumin
A dash of Wild Oats organic coriander
In a large skillet over medium low heat, add the coconut oil. When it coconut oil melts, turn the skillet a few times so the oil coats the surface area of the pan. Add the popcorn and toss in the oil. Sprinkle the spices on the popcorn, and spice it up to the level you prefer. When you can smell the spices, turn off the heat and transfer to a bowl, or an airtight storage container to save for later snack attacks (or to sneak into the movie theater!).
For benefits of cooking with coconut oil, read this: Getting Coconutty in the Kitchen
By the way, I’m snacking this popcorn as I write this post!