How to Make Healthy Microwave Popcorn

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healthy microwave popcorn momables.comGrowing up the only way I knew to make popcorn was with a little oil and a hot pan on the stove.

While we still use that method, sometimes we just need popcorn for one or a quick snack that doesn’t involve the clean up of a oil coated pan.

We’ve tried microwave popcorn in the past, but after reading the scary ingredient list of artificial colors and chemicals I began to look for a better way to make microwave popcorn.

After a little searching, I finally found it.  All you need is a 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels and a lunch size brown bag.
1/4 cup popcorn kernels yields approximately 5 cups popped corn

*Put 1/4 cup of the popcorn kernels in the bag.
*Fold over the top of the bag 2-3 times and put it folded side down in the microwave.
*Press the popcorn setting on the microwave.  Let it run until popping slows or microwave finishes.

Cheap, easy and a little healthier, right?  The best part of this snack is that you can make individual servings and top it differently for everyone.  My kids especially love it when I put their names on the bags, making it all their own.

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About Alison Bickel

Alison lives in the heart of the mid-west where, along with her husband, they raise their three boys. Whether it’s in the garden, the kitchen or tagging along on her boys’ latest adventure she looks for the simple beauty in everyday from behind her lens. On her blog, ‘this homemade life’ Alison shares tales of mothering, her passion for homemade food and obsession with farmer’s markets.