A healthier take on the classic sweet and salty kettle corn. This recipe will turn into your favorite, easy-to-make snack real fast!
If you know me well, you know I have a deep devotion to popcorn. It’s my favorite crunchy snack. I’m actually thrilled that I love popcorn so much because popcorn is healthy for you. Did you know? I’m not talking about the movie theater popcorn that’s drenched in butter and two days worth of sodium. I’m talking about homemade, simple popcorn with much lighter seasonings.
- Popcorn is a whole grain, which means it’s a great source for dietary fiber.
- Because popcorn is a whole grain and full of fiber, it aids in stripping your body of the excess bad cholesterol that has built up in the walls of arteries and blood vessels.
- Research has shown that popcorn contains large amounts of polyphenolic compounds, which is one of the most powerful antioxidants that you can put in your body.
- Cup for cup, air popped or stove top popcorn contains more protein than your typical potato chip.
- Other minerals and vitamins found in popcorn are manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, thiamin, folate, vitamin B6, and niacin.
You know how this snack could be used? For your Super Bowl party! Who are you rooting for this year? The Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos? I was THRILLED when the Broncos beat the Patriots. But I’m gunning for the Carolina Panthers because their quarterback, Cam Newton, is from the SEC conference and they just had a kickass year. They deserve this win, in my eyes.
Whether you’re rooting for the Panthers, the Broncos, or you’re pulling a Clark Gable when it comes to the Super Bowl…
I assure you this snack may become a new favorite in your household.
Stove top popcorn is super easy to make. I promise. I have been making stove top popcorn regularly since moving to Austin and I eat popcorn as a snack just about every day. My go-to for toppings used to be nutritional yeast and salt. My version of a cheesy, salty popcorn. Until I figured out how to make stove top kettle corn that is far healthier than most kettle corns out there.
For the sweetener in this recipe, I used a NuNaturals NuStevia packet. You can also use other brands of stevia. NuNaturals just happens to be one of my favorites because I don’t feel like it has that weird stevia aftertaste you can sometimes get with other stevia brands. And the ingredients are clean as a whistle! No strange ingredients showing up as fillers.
Skinny Stove Top Kettle Corn
Serves: About 6 cups
1 heaping Tbsp. coconut oil
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
1 tsp. salt
1 packet of NuNaturals stevia OR other 1-2 tsp. other stevia of your choice
Heat coconut oil in large pot over medium heat. Add three popcorn kernels to the pot. Wait until one of the kernels pops. Once it does, add the remaining 1/3 cup of kernels and sprinkle the stevia over the kernels. Shake the kernels around in the oil and stevia. Cover and continue to shake the pot every few seconds until the popping dies down until longer than 5 seconds between each pop.
Pour popcorn into a large bowl. Sprinkle immediately with salt. Enjoy!
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What is your favorite crunchy snack?
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