Popcorn is practically the perfect snack. It’s fun to make, tastes great, is a whole grain, which we all know is a Captain Create’s favorite, and low in calories! It even still adds in both fiber and protein.
- 1 cup of popcorn contains almost a gram of fiber, plus a gram of protein.
- It has no cholesterol or fat.
- It provides vitamins & minerals, including folate, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E & vitamin K.
Want to know the easiest way to pop a big fluffy bag of popcorn at home without making a mess or getting out a fancy popcorn machine?
Just zap it in a paper bag in the microwave! Scoop 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels into a brown paper bag (like what you take your lunch to school in!) and fold the top of the bag over twice. Don’t staple the bag closed, or you’ll fry your microwave and maybe light the kitchen on fire! Just fold the bag! Stick the popcorn bag into your microwave. I set mine for 3 minutes on high.
Popping Tip: Stop the microwave when the popping slows to one to two pops per second. All microwaves are a little bit different!
Then what!? Plain popcorn is not very flavorful on its own, and adding a lot of butter isn’t very healthy, so lets make a custom popcorn sprinkling mix! These mixes are lower in sodium than just adding salt right to the bag, and provide big flavors that you may not have had with popcorn before. Next family movie night, make a big bag of popcorn, then find out what everyone’s favorite seasoning blend, or create your own secret family popcorn blend!
Whole grain snacks like popcorn make it easy to get all 6 servings from Grain Group!