Lauren Kelly Nutritionist

Better Health, Better Food, Better You

Ok, step away from the microwave popcorn…let me explain why….

on February 22, 2012

I know, I know, it’s not going to be very popular with all of you.  I mean, who doesn’t love the smell of popcorn popping in the house?  Well, it is in fact that smell that allegedly can cause lung disease if it’s directly inhaled.  Also, according to many studies, there are toxic chemicals that are in the linings of the bags.  There has been some contradictory research on both claims, but why bother even taking a chance?  If you have an air popper machine, go ahead and use it.  You can flavor with a little salt, parmesan cheese, butter, nutritional yeast, curry powder or even chili powder if you like .  I personally love  Mrs. Dash salt free seasonings on popcorn.

So, what do you do if you don’t have an air popper machine? (Like me!)  You only need 4 things: popcorn kernels, grapessed oil (high smoke point), sea salt and a large pot (oh and a stove top 🙂 )

Take 1 TBS of grapeseed oil and place in bottom of the pot.

Place 1 cup of of popcorn kernels on top of the oil in the pan.  Do NOT turn stove on yet.  Stir kernels to make sure they are evenly coated with the oil.

Place heat on medium and shake the kernels around in the pot until the first kernel pops.   Quickly place the lid on top and wait until all the kernels pop.

Once done, remove from heat and add salt and whatever toppings you like 🙂

Enjoy a healthy snack that you can read all of the ingredients in it (unlike microwave popcorn!)

Stay tuned….I will post later about my next giveaway! It’s a good one!

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One response to “Ok, step away from the microwave popcorn…let me explain why….

  1. Siobhan says:

    Love popcorn like this and is so easy to make. I usually use light olive oil but am going try the grapeseed oil. Thanks for all your posts 🙂

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