Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Flavored Popcorn

One of my favorite snacks is popcorn. Not only is it a filling and tasty treat, it is also reasonably low in calories relative to volume. Sometimes though, you want a slightly different flavor. To this I say - flavored popcorn. There are many ways to achieve flavored popcorn.

The first and easiest is to buy flavored popcorn. One that I like is the Orville Redenbacher Naturals line. I enjoy both the Natural Buttery Garlic as well as the Natural Lime and Salt. I would like to try the Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper. The nice thing is that these popcorns are available in single serve bags, making it a perfect snack for one. Another that I also enjoy is Kettle Corn, a nice sweet treat for days when I need something sweet (and slightly salty). My favorite is the Boy Scout kettle corn, but there are other companies that sell it as well.

But, you can also do it yourself at home. Experiment with different "salts" and other flavors. We have added a few drops of Tabasco and tossed the popcorn, it gives it a nice kick. You could try Lemon Pepper (I have even seen a Lime spice at the store). When we use our air popper (it's been way too long), I would play some with flavors.

The best part is it really is a reasonable and sizable snack for me on Weight Watchers. The 5 1/2 cups that I get from one Orville Redenbacher Naturals is only 4 points. The hardest part is not to drink soda with it (I don't do diet soda), as I always enjoyed having a soda with my popcorn.

Do you have a favorite popcorn flavor? How do you make it at home?

3 comments:

2 Toddlers and Me said...

I like carmel corn the best. I almost never have though, it just seems harder to find unless it's the holidays. My husband loves putting bbq sauce on his popcorn. It's something he started in college and loves to do as a treat every now and then. I can definitely take or leave the bbq sauce.

Thanks for your thoughts about my picky eaters. You gave me some things to think about.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I like Cousin Willie’s Microwave Popcorn- Original. It is awesome!

Flavored Popcor said...

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