Friday, December 17, 2010

get crackin' on smart snackin'.

popcorn is one of those foods that you be wonderfully creative with.  once you pick your favorite toppings, you can turn your fluffy little treat into whatever you want!  

decrease the oil, increase the seasoning and you'll still get all the flavor without the bad behavior!

this smart snack can be enjoyed several ways.  take your pick!
#1.) put some in a small container along with handful of almonds and golden raisins for a midday snack. (or toss in some of your delicious left over chickpeas!)
#2.) cuddle up on the couch with your big bowl and watch a christmas movie.

the goodies:

- popcorn (I air popped about 1/2 cup)
- 2 tsp. oil
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1/2 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. tarragon
- s & p

the fun part:

#1.) pop yo' corn
#2.) mix together your oil and honey and drizzle over the popcorn
#3.) sprinkle your spices and seasonings over, shake 'em up

what your body will like:

#1.) calories: popcorn is a pretty smart snack food if you ask me! alone, 1/2 c. of unpopped kernels are about 250 calories.. and this makes a biiig bowl.  the only place that it can start to add up is with the things you put on it - so be mindful. remember, 3500 calories = 1 lb of fat.. every little bit counts!  

#2.) satiety: since it's POPPEDcorn, you're getting more bang for your buck. 1/2 c. of food suddenly turns into 8.. magic! not to mention that popcorn is a whole grain, which means it hasn't been stripped of its outer coating: bran. bran = fiber. fiber = fullness.  

1 comment:

  1. OH MY GOODNESS! please tell me there is some tarragon on those babies.