Popcorns are often perceived as unhealthy and a food we should avoid, but are they really? In fact, popcorns are a super healthy and wholesome snack if done properly. Avoid the store-bought popcorns, rich in sugars, sodium and pro-inflammatory oils, and try this recipe instead! This recipe is a staple in my kitchen and I make it almost every week. This popcorns are low in sugar, oil and of course, calories. These are also packed with lots of antioxidant spices and insoluble fiber – which will satiate you for longer, improve your intestinal health and control your blood sugar levels.
You can make them on the stove top as I did – with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil – or you can go for a completely oil free version, by cooking them on the microwave (take a look at the “notes” section on the recipe card to know more!).
You can give these your own twist by adding a bigger amount of a determined spice or adding other flavors to the bunch. Have fun mixing and experimenting different flavors, always being cautious with the salt content.
Healthy & Savory Popcorns
- 1/2 Cup popcorn kernels
- 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 Tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 Tsp onion powder
- 1/2 Tsp oreganos
- 1/4 Tsp pepper
- 1/4 Tsp cumin
- 1/4 Tsp chili powder
- Salt to taste
- 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast optional
- Put the olive oil in a large pan in low heat and let it heat.
- Add the popcorn kernels and leave the pan covered.
- In the meantime, prepare the seasoning, by mixing all the herbs and spices on a small container.
- As soon as the first kernel starts to pop, uncover the pan just a tiny bit, so the popcorns don’t sweat and become dry and crispy.
- When you hear less than 1 pop for each 3 seconds, turn off the heat and transfer the popcorns into a bowl.
- While the popcorns are still hot, add the prepared seasoning to the popcorn bowl and toss to coat. Enjoy!