May 20, 2020 10:03:12 AM
If spending more time at home than usual has you reaching for snacks more often, keep some quick, flavorful options on hand to help fuel you and your family throughout the day when hunger pangs strike.
One versatile pantry staple that can fit a variety of snack cravings: popcorn. With no artificial additives or preservatives, light and airy popcorn is naturally low in fat and calories, non-GMO and gluten free, making it a sensible option to enjoy one handful at a time or sprinkled with seasonings that satisfy your taste buds. A whole-grain food, popcorn has energy-producing carbohydrates and fiber, which can help keep you satisfied longer.
Whether you're craving something sweet, salty, spicy - or nearly anything else - freshly popped popcorn can serve as the perfect base ingredient to simply mix in favorite toppings or create more unique tastes by combining a variety of herbs and spices. For example, consider these hacks to add easy flavor:
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Yield: 8 cups
1/4 cup vegetable oil, for popping
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1pinch white sugar, plus additional, to taste
Yield: 2 1/2 quarts
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 1/2 quarts popped popcorn, warm
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon lemon pepper