Ingredient Highlight, Nutrition Tips, Recipes

Celebrate National Popcorn Day!

Want to celebrate with a bang? Let’s microwave some popcorn!

Yes, popcorn is a healthy, whole grain snack by itself! Why choose whole grains? They have all the good things your body wants! The extra stuff we usually add to the popcorn don’t do as much for our bodies as the popcorn itself, so finding new ways to add flavor without adding sugar, salt, or fat is a great way to keep this snack healthy!

Popcorn is fun to make, tastes great, is a whole grain, which we all know is a Captain Create’s favorite, and its low in calories It even adds in both fiber and a bit of 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, adding unnecessary fat, 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.

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