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Popcorn: Hot Air Popped...a whole grain, low fat, low calorie snack!
Hot Air Popcorn Popper...no oil needed.
A Healthy Choice Snack...
Whole Grain -- just 3 cups of popped popcorn provides one serving of whole grain.
Energy -- B-complex vitamins provide the body with energy more efficiently, in order to function properly. We all could use more energy.
Low Calorie -- when corn kernels are popped with hot air, instead of oil.
Creates Laughter -- Enjoyable, fun to make, fun to eat!
How did you like it?
SO FLUFFY! Easy to make...great just plain.
Just popcorn..So simple, yet amazing! Nothing Else! Make it yourself in a hot air popper--pops kernals with hot air, no oil needed.
Know what's in it?...that's right, just kernals of corn for popping --no other ingredients or additives. Yes, it's simple, low fat, and low calorie and provides vitamins our bodies need to function properly; provides energy. Three cups of popped popcorn count as one serving of whole grain. (see info. on whole grain, below).
Popcorn made this way, has a wonderful, pure taste when eaten just plain. If you must add butter or salt, that's up to you. Of course, this changes the low fat, low calorie statement.. (Oils and butter tend to make it soggy and it shrinks, too.)
Fun to make---Kids love to hear the popcorn popping, and the popcorn pouring into the bowl -- so entertaining for them, as well as a good snack. Make it and put on their favorite dvd. You will be sure to have a few minutes to yourself, but may need to vacuum afterwards.
- Prep time: 2 min
- Cook time: 3 min
- Ready in: 5 min
- Yields: 18 cups of warm, fluffy popcorn.
You may refer to the instructions included with the hot air popper. You can make as little or as much as you like. Suggestion: Use in trail mix, or make popcorn balls, great for any age!
Using a "Hot Air Popper" for making popcorn: Ingredient/Instructions
- 4 ounces Popping corn, Use the measuring cup included with the hot air popper
- (Optional: 1/4 cup) Butter, real butter or margarine, melt by heat during popping, cup included with the hot air popper
- (Optional: 1 pinch) Salt, (leave out if on low sodium diet)
IMPORTANT FACTS: Popcorn is a whole grain food...
Considered to be whole grain since it contains all three parts of the grain --- the bran, endosperm and germ. Whole grains, including popcorn, contain B-complex vitamins; those specifically found in popcorn are thiamine or B1, riboflavin or B2, vitamin B6 and niacin. Popcorn also contains trace amounts of the B vitamin folate, or folic acid. According to the American Cancer Society, B vitamins perform many important functions of the body and in preventing disease. The B-complex vitamins' most important role lies in helping the body produce energy efficiently.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/248759-vitamins-in-popcorn/#ixzz2NBgXIoGg
Next time you get a craving for popcorn, you may think twice before you reach for the microwave popcorn or the one that requires oil, or even "movie" popcorn. So many additives.
Keep it simple...just corn kernels...popped with hot air...can't get any easier than that...your body will thank you for it.