Did you realize that most microwaveable popcorn has partially hydrogenated oil in it? I find that hard to believe and frankly, hard to understand. Seriously, why isn't it just popcorn, a little oil and a pinch of salt?! I used to always make my homemade popcorn in my nifty Stir Crazy popcorn machine, that is until my friend Carrie sent me this amazing recipe for homemade microwave popcorn! Check out this super simple, healthy and affordable recipe...
1 brown paper bag
1/3 c. popping corn kernels
1-2 tsp. oil
1. Put 1/3 c. popcorn kernels in a brown paper lunch sack.
2. Add 1 to 2 tsp oil and a generous pinch of salt. Fold down the lunch bag twice at the top, no need to seal it.
3. Use the "Popcorn" button on your microwave or cook it about 2 minutes.
4. If sneaking your popcorn into the movie theater, I'd recommend putting it into another bag, as the bottom will be oily :).
The popcorn comes out more "plain" than the packaged variety but you can season with butter & salt, grated parmesan cheese or even cinnamon & sugar.
I am a wife and stay at home mom to two zany and fun school aged boys. I love to cook and am passionate about feeding my family foods that are as all natural as possible. We choose foods that are free of partially-hydrogenated oils (aka trans fats), high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), monosodium glutamate (MSG), and other junk concocted in a lab as a preservative. When I'm not busy with the kids or the house, I love to practice Yoga, shoot photography, and read non-fiction books. Finally, please note that I am not a dietician or nutritionist, I'm merely sharing public knowledge interlaced with my own opinions!