Did you know that today is National Popcorn Day? I couldn’t let it slip by without telling you that air popped popcorn is a great snack for everyone.
Leo and I had long ago ditched the microwave bags of popcorn because of concerns about the unhealthy oils and questionable ingredients in the bags’ inside coating. So we have been denying ourselves of one of our favorite snacks until recently.
A cup of air popped popcorn only has about 30 calories, but I have to admit that I cannot eat it plain. Leo melts a little butter and pours it over the top and sprinkles a little sea salt on it. Well, so much for the 30 calories but I’m not too worried about it since both the popcorn and the butter are REAL FOOD!
Did I mention that popcorn is loaded with fiber and antioxidants?
In my quest to eat the healthiest foods, I ordered these organic popcorn kernels from Amazon. I’ll have to be honest and tell you that this popcorn is a little chewier that others so I can’t really recommend it. If any of you have tried a particular brand of organic popcorn that you like, please let me know.
I’m very pleased with the air popper, though. Am I the last person to own an air popper? I regret all those years that I ate microwaved popcorn and ingested all those unhealthy oils. The true test will be if I can resist movie theater popcorn!
In case you’re a holdout too, you can find this (affiliate link) West Bend Air Popper on Amazon for a better price than Target.