The Darling Nomadess: Healthy Snacking: Popcorn Recipes

Friday, September 12, 2014

Healthy Snacking: Popcorn Recipes

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Throughout college, popcorn was always a go to snacking option. I kept it well stocked in my dorm room and now that I'm in the post-grad world, it continues to appear in my cabinet. One thing about popcorn is that the bags are large enough to share with friends, but way too much for just one person to eat.  Thankfully, Skinnygirl just released their new mini bag popcorn!

With the transition from college to post-grad life also comes the loss of the Rec Center and dining hall. I lucked out at Ashland University because our dining hall always had healthy options and a state-of-the-art rec center. I want to maintain my weight (post-grad 15 exists, too, people!) by snacking healthy. I love that the new Skinnygirl popcorn allows me to indulge in a favorite snack but without the guilt!

These snack size bags of popcorn are only 25 calories each, contains no artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors or high fructose corn syrup. These found-at-Walmart mini bags of popcorn come in interesting flavor options like Lime & Salt and a classic Butter & Sea Salt blend, too! I recently had some fun trying to remix my popcorn to prevent a rutt in my health options and created two fun popcorn recipes: Lime-Taco flavored popcorn and Pumpkin Spice flavored popcorn, just in time for the fall season. 


If you're looking for something zesty with a little bit of heat this will be perfect for you. I placed a bag of Skinnygirl Popcorn in Lime & Salt in the microwave for the recommended time on the bag. Once the popcorn was popped, I poured 1/2 tablespoon of taco mix and 1/2 tablespoon of chili mix into the bag. Shake it all up until popcorn is covered and enjoy! Easy peasy! 




With the recent release of Starbuck's popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, I was inspired to create a spin off on the popcorn. I just placed a bag of the popcorn in the microwave for the recommended time. Once it was all popped, I but 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice mix into the bag. Again, I shook it all up until the popcorn was covered! Enjoy!



I found the new Skinnygirl popcorn in the popcorn and soda aisle at my local Walmart! 



How do you remix your popcorn?

With Love,
Ashliegh

14 comments:

  1. That's so awesome! I'm a huge popcorn snacker, and it's even better with a low-calorie count.

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  2. Pumpkin Spice popcorn sounds delicious! I'm going to have to give that a try. The plain lime and salt one sounds interesting too

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  3. I am a popcorn fanatic, but I had no idea that there was Skinny Girl popcorn!
    Health & Beauty: The Grass Skirt
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  4. Aaaahhh I LOVE popcorn <3 Gonna have to look into these!

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  5. YUM! I love popcorn! It makes such a good snack :) I might pick some up at the grocery store this weekend!

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  6. looks delicious! I'm a popcorn addict myself.

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  7. These both sound delicious! Popcorn is the best, and I love lower calorie options. I'm going to have to try the Pumpkin Spice popcorn this fall! Thanks for sharing!

    Livi (www.vickiandlivi.com)

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  8. I'm going through popcorn withdrawal right about now since I used to have it pretty often when I worked at the movies. I could go for some kettle corn, but that pumpkin spice popcorn sounds good, too!

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  9. Those all sound great! We love popcorn around here.

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  10. Great recipe ideas! Can't wait to try SkinnyGirl popcorn!

    Emily
    Life of Emily

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  11. I usually just use garlic salt... but OMG I'm totally trying this pumpkin spice popcorn!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.thediaryofadebutante.com

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