I am in a popcorn eating frenzy! Ever since I read Angry Chicken’s post on microwaved popcorn, I have been in heaven. I’m not sure why it never occurred to me, but the prepackaged microwavable popcorn bags aren’t actually that special. The only thing that makes them different is a plethora of unnatural, unpronounceable ingredients.
You can actually make your own microwave popcorn without any fancy equipment. All you need is a microwave, popcorn, seasoning, and a container. I started out using a lunch-sized paper bag (it’s cheap to get a pack of 80 from Target), but figured out that a glass mixing bowl with a lid works just fine as well.
The lid that I have has a couple vent slots, so if you are using a plate to cover the bowl with, use something to prop it up a bit, such as a wooden spoon. (Make sure that you don’t use anything metal)
Even the oil is optional, so it can be as healthy as you want it to be. Popcorn is great for you as long as you don’t load it up with a ton of oil. It only has 110 calories a serving, and 20% of your fiber intake, as well as 4 g of protein. If you’re a salt addict like me, add some spice and cut out a bit of the salt, trust me it works wonders.
Becca’s Curry Microwave Popcorn
In microwave safe bowl (with loose fitting lid) or brown paper lunch bag: mix 1/4 c popcorn with a tsp. of oil, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. curry powder. Microwave until popping slows down to one pop every 2-3 seconds. If you’re feeling decadent pour some melted butter over the popped popcorn.