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Cheesy Apple and Herb Popcorn

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    Cheesy Apple and Herb Popcorn

    This savoury popcorn creation is sure to disappear fast at family movie night. Feel free to play around with the herb flavour; thyme or sage work particularly well in place of the rosemary.

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    1/4 cup (60 mL) nutritional yeast
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) garlic powder
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) onion powder
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
    1 tsp (5 mL) paprika
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) chili powder
    1 tsp (5 mL) chopped rosemary
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) coconut oil
    1/2 cup (125 mL) popcorn
    1 cup (250 mL) dried apple rings, chopped

    In small bowl, whisk together nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, chili powder, and rosemary.

    In large saucepan or stockpot over medium-high heat, warm coconut oil. Add popcorn and cover with lid. About every 10 seconds, shake pot back and forth over heat to stir up popcorn kernels. Once popcorn starts to pop, shake pot continuously until popping stops, about 5 minutes.

    Remove from heat and, while popcorn is still warm, sprinkle herb mixture over popcorn and stir to incorporate. Stir in apple pieces before dividing among individual serving bowls or tumbling into one large bowl.

    Serves 6.

    Each serving contains: 166 calories; 6 g protein; 6 g total fat (4 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 26 g total carbohydrates (8 g sugars, 6 g fibre); 20 mg sodium

    source: "Smart Snacking", alive #387, January 2015

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