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Healthy Popcorn Snack – Less Prep Time than Butter Popcorn

Delicious popcorn with my movies is something I could never live without. But buttery crunchy, poofy goodness is not exactly compatible with a healthy lifestyle. And because I have to continue eating this for the rest of my life, I had to come up with a healthy popcorn snack.

healthy popcorn snack

Tools for Healthy Popcorn Snack

Before you start, there is a tool you need. You need a hot air popcorn popper. This kind is important because air doesn’t add any calories and still gets the popcorn out of its kernel state.


I included all the ingredients I use. You could also substitute the Pam for an Olive Oil spray. I just haven’t tried it, but I think that would work fine and be a little healthier.

 

How to Make Healthy Popcorn Snack

Pour a 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels into the hot air popcorn machine. As the popcorn is coming out in the bowl, spray each layer of popcorn with the Pam. Usually I have about 3 layers.

Then sprinkle with sea salt. It is very important to use sea salt instead of regular salt. Iodized table salt is granular and doesn’t stick as well. Sea salt is more of a powder. When you sprinkle it, just rub it between your thumb and index finger. It will stick to the fine layer of Pam sprayed on the popcorn.

healthy popcorn snack

 

Husband Approved, but not Husband Adored

Austin likes this okay, but if truth be told, he would much prefer big globs of butter. He suggested spraying more of the Pam and adding more salt. You’ll have to play around with your own portions for taste.

With a little adjusting, I think Austin and I will have a healthy popcorn snack that we both adore, but for now, it is just approved.

I’m all about full-disclosure.

 

I have more yummy snacks to share with you too.

Potato Wedges

Spicy Fry Sauce

Spicy Fry Sauce – Easy, Healthy & Delicious

The Art of Eyeballing

Here is the delicious Spicy Fry Sauce recipe as promised! On this particular recipe, I don't really have set measurements. You're going to have to use your mouth and just test varying levels of spiciness. It is better if you can just learn to eyeball it because that means less dishes later.

For your convenience, I included pictures of all of my eyeballing amounts so you have a general idea on how much of each ingredient to include to make your Spicy Fry Sauce. And if you really can't handle the eyeballing, I put more specific measurements at the bottom of the recipe for you.

Moderately Healthy

Because I'm not allowed to have ketchup in my current diet, I had to create something just as yummy. Well, this is WAY yummier than just ketchup. Prepare to be content eating 'healthy'.

The only problem is, there is some fat... so you probably shouldn't gorge yourself, like I did yesterday when I literally ate the whole pan of potato wedges myself.

Ingredients-for-spicy fry sauce

Ingredients

-Low Fat Mayo (I used Avocado Oil Mayo)
-Sriracha Sauce
-Cayenne Pepper

Preparation

1. Put Mayo in a resealable container. This is important so you have more for later. I like to create as little work as possible, so if you have some saved for your next yummy snack, it will save you time the next time around.

Mayo-in-container for spicy fry sauce

Squirt in some Sriracha. I just squirt until it looks like I have a sizable dollop.

Mix-sriracha-and-mayo-for-spicy fry sauce

Mix the Sriracha in. This should create a light pinkish, orange color.

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I like it to be spicy, so I add quite a bit of the cayenne pepper. Add as much as you want for as much spice as you want. The more you make it, the less you will have to taste test it.

Cayenne-pepper-in-spicy fry sauce mixture

Last Step: Consume your delicious spicy fry sauce with some Potato Wedges or maybe some Healthy Hamburgers.

Finished-potato wedges with spicy fry sauce

Spicy Fry Sauce Recipe (Exact Measurements)

-1 cup of Mayo
-1/8 cup Sriracha
-1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper

Mix all ingredients together. Taste test for spiciness and enjoy!