Whip up a batch of these popcorn recipes to send in children’s lunches or take a baggie full to eat at work when a hunger pain threatens to call out to some junk food. It is often hard to pass up a vending machine with all the different types of junk food available. Taking a bag of microwave popcorn may not sound too appealing, but when popcorn is mixed with the ingredients below it takes on a whole different flavor.
Popcorn Recipe for Snacking
This recipe is on the spicy side for those who would prefer not to have sweetened popcorn. One trick to mixing the spices into the popcorn is a covered bowl. After adding the ingredients, put the lid on and shake. This helps to combine the ingredients. You can also turn the bowl upside down and shake just be sure the lid is on nice and tight!
Spicy Parmesan Popcorn Recipe
2 quarts popped popcorn
1/4 cup Smart Balance Buttery Spread
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Melt the butter. Combine melted butter and spices. Place popped popcorn in a large bowl. Pour mixture over popcorn and stir to coat. Turn oven temperature dial to 350 degrees. Pour seasoned popcorn onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and place into the oven for 10 minutes. Stirring once during cooking. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve. Chili powder can also be added to this recipe. All that is needed is 1/2 teaspoon. There is no need to eliminate any of the other ingredients.
Healthy Snack Recipes
Healthy eating is very important this day and age. With all the fast food restaurants that litter every town, it can be hard to eat the way we should. Making a conscious effort to avoid fast food is one way to get on the right track to healthy eating. Many people become hungry on their drive home from work or school. Keep a bag of seasoned popcorn with you to munch on until a healthy dinner can be eaten.
This is a super easy recipe that will satisfy those who love spicy food. It is an alternative to plain popcorn or sweetened popcorn.
Hot & Spicy Popcorn Recipe
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
1 small can jalapeno peppers
Pour canola oil in the bottom of a large pot with a lid. Use enough oil to slightly cover the bottom of the pot. Pour the entire can of jalapeno peppers into the pot. Add popcorn kernels. Cover and let pop just like normal popcorn. When popcorn is popped, remove from heat and salt to taste.
Nutty Popcorn With Curry Recipe
1/2 can mixed nuts
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
2 tablespoons Smart Balance Buttery Spread
1 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large pot, add canola oil and popcorn kernels. Turn heat to medium high, cover pot with a lid, and pop kernels. Pour into a large bowl and add nuts. In a small sauce pan, heat curry and butter until it begins to boil. Add salt. Remove from heat. Pour mixture over popcorn and nuts. Stir and enjoy. Store any leftover seasoned popcorn in an airtight container.