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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Favs: Popping with Style

I took one look at the seasonings over the stove this week and realized it's time for another Favorites post. Yes, we have a problem in this family, and it all starts with popcorn. Since my grown up kiddies were little, we've probably eaten enough popcorn to feed a small city. It's a daily snack at our house; sometimes the microwave is popping two or three times a day. That's about a case of popcorn a week when all the boys are home.

Recently, I've gone back to popping popcorn the old fashioned way -- on the stove with a pot and a lid. Because I'm trying to eat healthier, I figure nothing but kernels and a couple tablespoons of coconut oil is the way to go. It's delicious, but some days it just doesn't satisfy my sweet tooth. Enter Kernal Season's popcorn seasonings.

I first started buying this seasoning product because my kids craved cheesy popcorn powder like they had at the movie theater. As more and more flavors came out, the more adventurous we became. Some of us are sweet folks, others are savory. Everyone goes for the white cheese flavor the majority of the time.

My favorite find? Milk Chocolate Caramel. Now, this isn't like pouring dulce de leche over your food, it's a light powder that gives a very light chocolatey flavor. It's yummy and great mixed with Kernal Season's Kettle Corn flavor. Either way, at just over $1 a bottle, it's a great way to snack healthy compared to other choices, and it won't break the bank.

So if you're looking to cut back on calories at night or want to entertain your family with snack choices, reach for some old fashioned popcorn, grab some seasonings, and go wild. [I found the largest selection at Walmart.]

Stay Balanced,
~Danielle Thorne~