Paper Bag Popcorn

7 Jun

We all know the feeling: it’s 3:00pm, you’re tired from the long day, ready to head to the vending machine for that salty crunchy snack to mindlessly eat while you push through the last couple hours of work. It happens to the best of us. Have you checked out the vending machine options lately? They are full of fat-laden, high sodium, artificially flavored and colored junk. While those snacks taste good going down, they hardly leave you with energy for the rest of the day.

Enter: air-popped popcorn. How, you ask? With a paper bag and some kernels.

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That’s right. It is easier than ever to make air-popped popcorn in the comfort of your workplace without having an air-popper.

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Even better, you don’t have to keep an open bag of snacks in your desk drawer. We all know that even though we have the intention of making the bag of pretzels last all week, they barely make it through a day! So the next time you get an afternoon snack attack, pop up a bag of popcorn. Air-popped popcorn is a great source of fiber and low in calories. At just 80 calories for 3 cups (popped), feel free to munch away, guilt free!

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Air-Popped Popcorn

Makes 1 bag

1 brown paper lunch bag

2-3 tablespoons popcorn kernels.

  1. Place kernels in paper bag. Fold paper bag over a few times so it is sealed. Place in microwave. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals until there is 1-2 seconds between pops.

*    Each microwave is different. I find that it usually takes 1 ½-2 minutes but don’t   leave the microwave unattended…nobody in the office likes the person who burnt the popcorn!

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