Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Healthier Popcorn Toppings

Popcorn really can be healthy if it's not drenched in fat and sodium! Here's some more healthier topping ideas that I found for your DIY Healthier Microwave Popcorn or air popped popcorn:

  1. Garlic Popcorn - Garlic Powder & a little salt
  2. Ranch Popcorn - Spray with a healthy type oil and sprinkle dry ranch dressing mix 
  3. Parmesan Popcorn - Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and salt
  4. Fiber Nut Popcorn - Add slivered Almonds, sunflower seeds and raisins to plain popcorn
  5. Mexican Popcorn - Chili powder, hot sauce and a little salt
  6. Taco Popcorn - Add taco seasoning
  7. Fake Cheese Popcorn - Spray with olive oil, sprinkle on nutritional yeast, and a little salt
  8. Cinnamon Popcorn - Sprinkle with cinnamon and a little sugar
  9. Curry Popcorn - Spice things up with a little curry powder
  10. Seasoned Popcorn - Add seasoning salt
  11. Sweet Popcorn - drizzle with honey or xagave
  12. Mix and Match #1 through #11! Be Creative and have fun!
I can't wait to try some of these. Hopefully they got your brain thinking of even more! I even found someone who suggested spraying a little water from a spray bottle to help the toppings stick instead of butter...I don't know? It's worth a try! 

One that I didn't include to the list is pepper - my brother always loved to sprinkle pepper on his popcorn! It was pretty good! Have you tried any of these or others? What toppings work for you and your family?

Linked to: Healthy Wednesday, Midweek Fiesta, Real Food Wednesday


Cara Hembd said...

I love Popcorn!! We buy ours in bulk 25lb bags from Azure Standard so it is always on hand. One I like to make is caramel popcorn. It is surprisingly easy to make with just butter and your choice of healthy sugar such as palm sugar. Thanks for the new ideas!

Heather {Healthy Family Cookin} said...

Thanks for your comment Cara! That's good to know they are available through Azure standard. I'd love to get your healthier recipe for caramel popcorn too...yum!

Amy said...

love pop corns...these toppings sounds great with different flavor....
Thanks for sharing with Midweek Fiesta...Hope to see you again this week

Jessica Lindsay said...

Dukkah Popcorn is amazing.

It's a middle eastern spice blend that includes ground up pistachios, peanuts, tumeric, cumin etc.
You can also get sweet dukkah which is just at good.

No need for butter or salt!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

I hope to see you there!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

Kristin said...

We use Nutritional Yeast on our popcorn, popped in extra virgin coconut oil. NUM

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