You may or may not already know this, but it’s SUPER easy to make your own microwave popcorn! No fake butters, excessive amounts of salt or even sugar AND you can flavor it up a million ways. Also, a 21 Day Fix serving is 3 whole cups! Yep, you read that right.
This post is being brought to you just in time for fall TV premier season, and I don’t know about you, but I’m most likely to fall off the wagon when I sit down to watch TV in the evening and feel the need for something to munch on. It adds to the experience. «That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
You probably don’t know this about me, but I’m kind of a TV addict. It’s true. What’s your favorite TV show? Yep, I’ve watched that. Well, probably. I really love getting to check out all the new shows in the fall and picking new favorites with my husband. We eat, we watch, we bond, we eat some more… You can probably see how this doesn’t always match up with our health and fitness goals (especially seeing as how sometimes we’re eating jalapeno poppers from Arby’s – Damn you, Arby’s and your spectacularly terrible-awesome fried treats!).
However, there are plenty of delicious ways to snack with out breaking the calorie bank. Aside from the popcorn that we’re about to talk about, here are some of my favorites to give you some variety.
- spinach and artichoke dip
- cocoa banana oat bars
- hummus or guac and pita chips
- ricotta topped with strawberries and honey
- pumpkin custard bars
- 21 Day Fix Ranch with veggies
- Quick pita pizza like this one or this one
Back to the task at hand: homemade popcorn. If you have a brown paper lunch bag and some popcorn kernels, you can have fresh, warm popcorn in only TWO minutes! It’s fast, economical, healthy and just plain delightful. BTW, don’t be fooled by the folks who tell you that you need to put oil in the bag. It just isn’t true. I’ve tried it both ways with ABSOLUTELY NO DIFFERENCE. So let’s just forget about it, shall we?
Above is a little tutorial on folding the bag. Silly, I know, but the first time I didn’t fold those corners down and let’s just say it didn’t work out very well 🙂 Anyway, I had loads of fun coming up with flavor ideas for this post and I hope you love them as much as I do! I made: Rosemary-Pecorino popcorn, Sesame-Ginger popcorn, Curry popcorn, PUMPKIN SPICE popcorn (do not miss out on this one, it’s extra AMAZING, plus September is Pumpkin Month, remember? Live it, love it!), and also Mexican Hot Cocoa popcorn. You are NOT going to get these out of a bag from the grocery store, people.
By the way, if you happen to drop by with a comment on either your favorite popcorn flavors or fall TV shows that you’re looking forward to this season, you won’t hear me complaining! I’d love to hear from you!