January is a time for making promises and resolutions, and at this time of year many of us are trying to shift the extra pounds we gained over Christmas – and trying to find foods to enjoy that are both healthy and filling! Popcorn is often seen as a treat food that should only be eaten occasionally, but when it’s prepared in the right way, popcorn can actually be a low fat, low calorie snack. In fact, there are fewer than 100 calories in 3 cups of air popped popcorn!
To keep your popcorn low calories low when you add flavoring, use olive oil sparingly from an oil sprayer and then add seasonings to create these tasty flavors.
We’ll bet you already have the ingredients for salt popcorn in your cupboard! All you need to do is use your olive oil sprayer and then add a pinch of salt to your batch of air popped popcorn, then shake in a bag to coat evenly.
If you fancy a treat with a touch of heat, you could also try your healthy popcorn with Just Poppin’s™ legendary Jalapeno popcorn seasoning! All of our seasonings (other than cheese) are pretty much fat free, so you can enjoy them without any guilt.
It’s not just savory flavors that come in low calorie – you can still get your sweet fix with our delicious Apple Pie popcorn seasoning. Use the olive oil method and then sprinkle on the seasoning for a sweet delight that works equally well as a snack or a dessert.
Some of our customers have told us that they have lost weight by eating 100 calories worth of popcorn before meals – it fills them up and helps them to eat less at mealtimes! Why not give it a try and let us know if this works for you?