Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Last night at 10:30 PM I came across this great blog called Ali's Cleaner Plate Club where I read about making your own microwave popcorn. Say What? You mean I don't have to stay there stirring the popcorn on the stove top for 10 minutes and hope they don't burn? You mean I don't have to feed my kid the nasty store bought microwave popcorn with the fake butter, because I'm TOO lazy to stand there and stir the popcorn on the stove top? Rad!!!

For morning snack Enzo and I tried making our own microwave popcorn and it works. Second time around he made it solo from start to finish.

He scooped 1 ice-cream scooper worth of popcorn into his little paper bag, folded the top down, and pressed the popcorn button on the microwave. Voila! Seriously, that easy. I also tried adding a bit of oil and salt before popping and it works just as good except that the bag gets greasy.

  1. Add popcorn to a paper bag. I get these little hello kitty bags from the dollar store. You can use brown paper bags.
  2. Add a tiny bit of oil or butter if you'd like
  3. Fold the top just a tiny bit. You can add scotch tape. We didn't and it was fine.
  4. Put it in the microwave and press your popcorn button and listen for it until it stops popping.

We love popcorn in our home and we love how healthy of a snack it is(without oil and butter, of course)

some facts about popcorn according to these guys.
-Popcorn is a whole grain that contains 40 or more nutrients.
-The germ in the popcorn kernel contains all of the B complex vitamins, plus vitamin E, Riboflavin and Thiamine.
-Popcorn has more protein than any other cereal grain
-Popcorn has more iron than eggs, peanuts, spinach, or roast beef!
-The hull and outer layers are rich in iron, phosphorous and protein.
-Popcorn has more phosphorous and fiber than pretzels

Go make yourself some popcorn!



Latu-Vaki Family said...

oh good! We love popcorn too. unfortunatly I'm so lazy I just buy the cheap kind in the bag thats bad for you. Now I'm going to try this! Looks so easy! and good to know popcorn has Iron. This sounds fun!

Elizabeth said...

Um, seriously! I love popcorn and didn't know what to have for dinner. I feel so vindicated in having eaten so much popcorn this semester!

Cindy said...

Wow. I had no idea you could make your own in the microwave. I thought the pre-packaged bags were somehow magic. Thanks!

Cindy said...

I think I'm going to post a link to this on my blog. The simplest ideas are indeed the best.

Damaris said...

I thought they were magic too but nope!
glad you liked this.

Robbie said...

So awesome!

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