Monday, March 14, 2011

Healthy Snack: Coconut Oil & Sea Salt Air Popped Popcorn


English Toffee Liquid Stevia 2 oz.
My girls and I LOVE popcorn.  I could eat a huge bowl every single day.

I have before:)

I don't do this anymore, but I certainly consider it a treat.  Whole grains, with the bonus of coconut oil instead of butter and its healthier too!

Pop your popcorn in the Air Popper
Drizzle melted coconut oil over it (lightly) while it pops
Add some Sea Salt and viola!

Put a few drops of flavored liquid Stevia in your melted coconut oil for a 'Kettle Corn' type flavored.  I like using Toffee Stevia the best... YUM!

I used to have a friend when I was a kid whose mom would cook popcorn in oil on the stove and add a tablespoon of vinegar to the unpopped kernels first.  That was THE best popcorn.  It had a tangy taste to it and I've remembered it all these years.  I wish I could figure out how to do it with an air popper, because I always burn popcorn in a pan!

I also finally dragged myself out of my PMS induced depressive funk with a wonderful weekend recharging with my hubby... so I now am back to cooking.  I have some awesome foodstuffs in the oven right now!!  Several Varieties of Mini Quiches, Fritatta and a SUPER hearty Veggie Sauce are on their way to posty-ness!