How FATTENING IS POPCORN?
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.
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 see