Clean Sweet ‘n’ Salty Popcorn

Snacks are a big part of my life and always have been! But packaged snacks nowadays, although many claim they are healthy, are filled with so many unpronounceable ingredients and a lot of added extras to make up for the fact that they have no taste!.

It’s so important to find a healthy alternative to the things we love and its been a big part of my clean eating journey! Where possible I try to make my own snacks and this is one version of my microwave popcorn that I adore.

3 cups of popcorn made this way only has about 120 calories and very little fat, so there is no longer any need to feel guilty about eating it! I have used Xyla to sweeten the corn which is a completely natural sweetener made from 100% Xylitol – North American Hardwood. It is low Carb and low Calorie but still feels and tastes like sugar without having had any nasties added to it.  I tend to use it in most of my baking and think it’s pretty good stuff. Then with a bit of salt and cinnamon the perfect Sweet ‘n’ Salty popcorn is born!!

Makes about 3 cups of popcorn:

  • 1/4 Cup Organic Corn Kernels
  • A Brown paper bag
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Xyla/Xylitol
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • PAM or similar oil spray
  1. Place a quarter cup of kernels into a brown paper sandwich bag and fold the ends over twice
  2. Lie it flat on the microwaveable plate and cook on full power for 3-4 minutes until the popping slows (it should pop every 2 seconds or so until it has finished)wpid-wp-1430707041600.jpg
  3. Empty the bag out into a large bowl and thoroughly spray all the popcorn with the oil spray, turn it over using 2 spoons several times and add the seasonings
  4. Spoon it round again ensuring all the corn is coated, add more seasoning if required

Serve and oooooohhhhhhhhh Enjoy…..x

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Tip: You could also use garlic powder, cumin or onion powder or another of my favourites is zest and juice of a lime and a tsp of cayenne pepper for a bit of sweet ‘n’ sour!!

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