It’s so easy to grab something unhealthy when you’re in a snacking mood, whether it’s candy or chips. But there is a healthier alternative that can satisfy your sweet or savoury cravings. Enter popcorn, the snack that can be salty or sweet. It’s also relatively cheap, and if you have an air popper, it’s so much healthier than munching on something packed with saturated fats. You can go super simple and just toss your freshly-popped popcorn in olive oil. But why not take it up a notch and create your very own seasoning? Here are five recipes that will keep you out of the chip aisle for life.
1. Lemony Kale Popcorn
Kale is one of the trendiest super foods right now, and for good reason: it’s super healthy, and so tasty when prepared right. This recipe requires making the kale nice and crispy in the oven, and then grinding it up in a food processor before you toss it with your popcorn. The result is incredibly tasty, and of course, healthy.
Recipe on: simplyfreshdinners.com
2. Mexican Churro Popcorn
Post-tacos, there is nothing better than a hot churro coated in sugar and cinnamon. Translate that tasty treat to your popcorn and coat it in butter, sugar, cinnamon and allspice for the perfect snack alternative to the donut-like dessert.
Recipe on: asimplepantry.com
3. Buffalo Wing Popcorn
This super simple recipe will almost perfectly mimic the flavour of buffalo wings thanks to Frank’s hot sauce and butter. You can make it slightly less spicy by leaving out the chili powder, and leave out the sugar to make it a little healthier.
Recipe on: wholebiteblog.com
4. Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn
With sprigs of rosemary, fresh Parmesan and fresh garlic, this popcorn is gourmet. That said, if you don’t have those fresh ingredients, feel free to use ground rosemary, garlic powder and grated Parmesan, and it will taste almost as good.
Recipe on: fivehearthome.com
5. Homemade Healthy Salted Caramel Popcorn
Salted caramel is a favourite fall flavour. This sweet and salty popcorn is the perfect autumn snack, and you can even drizzle the leftover caramel sauce over ice cream for another simple dessert.
Recipe on: fitmittenkitchen.com
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