If you’ve been diligently sticking to your new year’s resolution to eat better and get fit, give yourself a pat on the back. According to Statistic Brain 29% of people “fall off the wagon” within the first 2 weeks.
One of the hardest times to stay on track is at snack time. At 3 p.m., when you need a little pick me up, it’s very tempting to head to the vending machine and eat a candy bar. In the evening when you’re watching a movie with your little one or spouse, it’s easier to snack on chips or sweets than pick carrot sticks. Here’s one healthy low fat and low calorie snack that will definitely keep you on track: Coconut oil popcorn.
This snack is as satisfying as it is nutritious. Bonus: it’s quick and easy to make. Double bonus: it’s a great way to experience the health benefits of coconut oil. Trust me, you’ll be looking forward to this snack all day!
A quick note, if you enjoy buttery popcorn (and who doesn’t?), consider using a spray butter substitute like I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter to keep this recipe low calorie.
Healthy Low Fat, Low Calorie Snack: Coconut Oil Popcorn Recipe
This recipe was adapted from bewellwitharielle.com.
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1/3 cup of organic popcorn kernels
- Sea salt (to taste)
1.) Add the coconut oil and popcorn to a pot. A deep pasta pot with a heavy bottom will work best.
2.) Tilt the pot as needed to ensure all of the kernels are covered with coconut oil.
3.) Cover and set the pot over medium heat.
4.) As soon as the kernels start to pop (trust me, you won’t be able to miss the noise), shake the pot to keep them from burning.
5.) Keep shaking!
6.) Allow the kernels to pop for about 4 minutes or until most of the kernels have popped. You’ll know most of them have popped when you hear more than 5 seconds between each pop.
7.) Uncover and sprinkle with sea salt.
This coconut oil popcorn recipe will quickly become a staple of your snack time. In fact, you may have to hide some away from the rest of your family!
This yummy coconut oil popcorn was crafted by the skilled hands of Lynne Morris, a professional food stylist for 9 years who has worked with companies including Kroger, Procter & Gamble, John Morrell and HoneyBaked Ham just to name a few. View more of Lynne’s creations.
The individual responsible for bringing Lynne’s handiwork to life is Larry White. He has been a professional food photographer for 15 years and has also worked for many of the who’s who in the industry. Learn more about Larry and his impressive work.