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How to make Diet Popcorn

By Carolin 

popcorn as healthy diet snacks
Popcorn are great snacks.

Making your own stove top popcorn very easy and inexpensive.  By using whole grain, for example , quinoa or spelt, instead of corn you get a very nutritious low fat snack.

Ingredients

1/4 -1/2 cup amaranth or other grains

Preheat a  skillet to high heat.
Add all the grains to and cover and stir continuously with a wooden spoon until the popping stops.
Empty the pan right away.

If seeds don’t pop well, sprinkle them lightly with water and try again later when they’ve had time to absorb the moisture. The grains should start to pop about 3 sec after being added to the pan. If it takes longer it is not hot enough and this will make the grains burn.

Season then with salt or in the same way you would season your popcorn.

For a more spicy experience:
Top your popcorn with chili or cayenne pepper.

Or try these 3 non-fattening salt seasonings from GoPresto.com

Onion-Dill Salt

1/4 cup coarse salt
2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
2 teaspoons dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Process all ingredients in blender at high speed until mixture is very fine in texture, 30 to 45 seconds. Store in shaker.
Makes about 1/4 cup.

Herbed Salt

1/4 cup coarse salt
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried chives
1/4 teaspoon oregano leaves
Process all ingredients in blender at high speed until mixture is very fine in texture, 30 to 45 seconds. Store in shaker.
Makes about 1/4 cup.

Sesame Salt

2 tablespoons coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Process all ingredients in blender at high speed until mixture is very fine in texture, 30 to 45 seconds. Store in shaker.
Makes about 1/4 cup.

Related reading:
How to Cook Amaranth
Snacks for a Flat Belly

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8 Responses to “How to make Diet Popcorn”

  1. tobuyautoinsurance » Blog Archive » How to make Diet Popcorn on August 28th, 2008 4:07 am

    [...] Original post by Carolin [...]

  2. ezineaerticles » Blog Archive » How to make Diet Popcorn on August 28th, 2008 4:16 am

    [...] Original post by Carolin [...]

  3. Zrii on August 28th, 2008 6:38 pm

    To add to the “more spicy experience”, I use tabasco on popcorn and it tastes great! Great recipes, I especially like the onion-dill salt recipe…

  4. Greg on September 13th, 2008 11:35 pm

    To make it even more no fat skip the oil and use an air popper. 0 fat, until you add your toppings.

    Gregs last blog post..So How’s The Knee These Days?

  5. chris on October 13th, 2008 6:28 pm

    The onion dill low fat popcorn sounds good. I have to try that one. Not sure how the whole grain will taste but willing to try it.

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