Thursday, June 26, 2008
The Best Popcorn EVER... Cheap, Easy
I usually blog about heavier issues, but I really wanted to share with you all a light-hearted entry with a frugal recipe. A few months ago my dear doctor, the best doctor in the world, told me I needed to cut back on salt due to some blood pressure issues I have. Problem is, I love salty crunchy snacks. Love 'em! When I looked on the nutritional breakdown of the average bag of microwave popcorn, I realized that 390mg of sodium per serving (which is about 1/3 of a bag) was too much for me to take in. So I dug around online and realized that I could make my own microwave popcorn for a fraction of the sodium and price of the pre-packaged popcorn.
1/3 cup popping corn
1 brown paper lunch bag
Put 1/3c popcorn into lunch bag. Fold over the end of the bag twice (with very narrow folds). Hit "Popcorn" button on the microwave (or heat at full power approximately 2 - 3 minutes). When popcorn is done, dump into a large bowl and drizzle with butter or any other kind of topping you wish.
Now I have a very low sodium tasty cheap treat. What could be better?
I have taught my kids how to make it, and now my teen daughter is famous among her friends for making the best popcorn in the world.