January 19 is National Popcorn Day. Time to celebrate one of the most delicious (and sneakily healthy) snacks ever invented!
Did someone say National Popcorn Day? That’s right—January 19 gives us an excuse to celebrate one of the most delicious snacks ever invented.
Fortunately for those trying to eat well in the New Year, popcorn is also healthy, satiating, and high in antioxidants. On this Meatless Monday, skip the butter and sketchy flavourings in microwavable popcorn, and make your own on the stovetop.
How to make perfect stovetop popcorn
This popcorn-based trail mix is a filling snack to bring to work, on a hike, or wherever else your day takes you. Pecans, dried fruit, and coconut ensure that it’s not just delicious, but also substantial.
Now here’s a recipe that deserves the starring role on movie night. Made in muffin tins, these chocolate popcorn cups with pistachios and a sprinkle of sea salt offer built-in portion control.
Granola bars with a twist! These creative popcorn bars boast oats, almonds, raisins, and a range of spices to perk you up.
Think of this sweet treat as healthy caramel popcorn. Dates, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract provide a nutritious replacement for refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup.
For a savoury snack, try this gourmet, vegan popcorn flavoured with rosemary and cheesy-tasting nutritional yeast. As a bonus, some varieties of nutritional yeast may be fortified with vitamin B12—a nutrient that’s often lacking in vegan and vegetarian diets.
Can’t decide between kale chips and popcorn as your snack du jour? Go for both! Powdered kale brings an earthy flavour to this guilt-free treat.
And last but not least … this recipe toes the line between sweet, salty, and spicy, creating what might be the best chocolate-covered popcorn.