Let’s celebrate National Popcorn Day

Let’s celebrate National Popcorn Day

January 18, 2019

It’s going to be a frigid weekend and what better way to spend it than having a family movie night at home with plenty of popcorn! That’s right, I said Popcorn! And the timing couldn’t be more perfect! Tomorrow, January 19 is National Popcorn Day.

Popcorn is a snack that I am a huge proponent of. Why? First, it’s a whole grain! A whole grain has three main elements, the germ, bran, and endosperm. The germ contains many B vitamins, protein, vitamin E, and many minerals. The bran is the primary place where fiber is stored in a whole grain and it also has B vitamins, antioxidants, and protein. The endosperm has some protein and fiber.

So when you have popcorn, you are having all the amazing nutrients that are in the three main components of a whole grain.

If that’s not good enough news, popcorn is low in calories (as long as you don’t douse it in butter).

Get your air popper out and pop some popcorn. Here are my favorite ways to season popcorn:

  • Standard: One tablespoon of olive oil and a few shakes of sea salt per six cups of popcorn
  • Spicy: Spice it up with juice of one lime, one teaspoon of dried cilantro, ¼ teasonn cumin, and one tablespoon of olive oil per six cups of popcorn.
  • Sweet Tooth: 3 Tablespoons coconut sugar. ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil per six cups of popcorn

Enjoy! And feel free to share your favorite healthy popcorn recipe!

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