Monday, April 15, 2013

A Healthy Snack


Do you love popcorn?! This makes a perfect snack for after school or if you are staying home and watching a movie. This yumzo snacky isn't full of preservatives and chemicals, you can be in control of how much salt and or butter you top it with, bonus! With only two ingredients this is a must for all families.

You can use any kind or type of corn kernels, the brand does not matter! I chose to use Organic Coconut oil, you do not have to use Coconut oil, BUT it is so much better for you and your little people, if you have any. ;) I will tell you more about the multi uses for Coconut oil in another post, it is some seriously good stuff! The only other thing you need is a brown paper bag and you are set to make your snack!

What you need:

1/4 cup of kernels
a brown paper bag
1 TBS of coconut oil

Place the 1/4 a cup of kernels in a brown paper bag and pour the oil on the kernels in the bag.  Next, close the bag and roll it down and shake! Shake and shake to cover the kernels, the bag will begin to look greasy on the outside, it's ok. Then place the bag in the microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. You will need to stay close, every microwave is different and the popcorn could be ready(when it stops popping) before the timer goes off. Nothing worse then black popcorn and a house full of smoke!

Be very careful when you take it out, you will need a hot mitt to remove it from the microwave, hot oil all over the bag equals burn potential. If you are doing this with children please be careful, who wants there snack to be ruined by tears?! Not me!!:)

Viola! Your white fluffy snack is ready, season it how you like! This is a favorite of the little people around here. Enjoy your healthy snack!