Popcorn is such a simple and easy snack, but those butter-laden genetically modified versions are best avoided. Did you know that popcorn is actually a healthy, whole-grain, antioxidant-rich snack? It’s also low in calories! Check out these 4 homemade popcorn seasonings for some healthy and delicious popcorn varieties that are sure to spice up your snacking.
First Things First. . .Tips for Perfectly Popped Popcorn
Use the stove. Airpopped popcorn is fine, but a little oil makes it SO much better.
Choose an oil based on the flavor you are going for. For example, use coconut oil for Asian or Indian inspired flavors, or olive oil for Italian. Grapeseed oil has a neutral flavor for many varieties of seasonings, whether you’re going for sweet or salty.
Use a heavy-bottomed potwith a lid. This will distribute heat evenly as well as avoid burnt popcorn. The lid is necessary to trap steam and pop the corn.
Don’t overfill the pot. If your popcorn gets too crowded, it’s likely to overflow the pot as well as burn on the bottom.
Don’t crank the heat up too high. Keep the heat at about medium to avoid burning your oil.
Don’t be afraid to experiment. Because the flavor combinations are endless.