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Are you doing weight watchers or something? Well unless you eat buttered popcorn popcorn is actually not fattening. Its mainly a carb Dont put salt or butter on your popcorn. Just it as is. If you want to add some pizzaz to your popcorn add pamesan cheese and some italian seasoning. I got that from Rachel Ray' s cooking show. Or use this recipe. Olive OIl is good for you. Spicy Italian Popcorn Print This Page 10 cups hot, freshly popped popcorn 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/3 cup grated Parmesan and Romano cheese 1 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt Drizzle olive oil over popcorn in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; toss well. Yield: 10 servings Nutritional Information: (Based on 1 serving) Total calories: 90 Fat: 7 g Carbohydrate: 7 g Sugar: 0 Fiber: 1 g Protein: 2 g Sodium 180 mg: Cholesterol 0 mg Or this recipe Nacho-Cheese Popcorn Print This Page 1/3 cup cooking oil 3 or 4 dried chilies 1 large clove garlic, cut into quarters 1 teaspoon cumin ... more
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With or without butter? :-), Seriously, popcorn is a staple of many trying to watch their weight or snack sensibly. Popcorn is tasty, provides crunch, and IS relatively low in calories. A serving of popcorn (1 cup), is about 30-40 calories, depending on how its prepared. Another good thing about popcorn:chewing it gives your jaws a workout. The longer you chew, the fuller you get! It's a great replacement for chips or torillas and other flour based snacks. The are a multitude of great tasting, light butter, natural, butter free, low salt popcorns on the market so finding one with low calories and great taste should be no problem.

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