Monday, April 23, 2012
Paper bag popcorn! ♥ One of my favorite healthy snacks. Place seeds in bag. Fold top over a couple times. Microwave for about 2 minutes. Spray (sparingly!) with butter spray. I love adding taco seasoning...yum. I posted some of popcorn's health benefits (from ehow.com) below. Enjoy!
Full of Fiber
Popcorn is high in fiber, an important substance for the body that encourages healthy digestion and regularity.
A Healthy Snack
When it's not coated in butter or fattening oils, popcorn can be a very healthy replacement for potato chips and other high-calorie snacks that are often full of saturated fat.
A Whole Grain
Popcorn, like any other whole grain, diminishes the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Easy on the Butter
Popcorn is healthiest in its butter-free, air-popped variety. Adding butter or oil can increase the level of saturated fat.
Low In Calories
Unbuttered popcorn only has about 40 calories per cup.