While popcorn is considered a healthy snack by lots of people, it can get unhealthy in a hurry. But, there are ways to keep popcorn the wholesome snack you want it to be.
For starters, forego the oil altogether and invest in a hot air popcorn popper. Be aware, however, that if you do not use any oil at all, salt and other seasonings don’t stick to the popcorn very well. Unless you’re opposed to using any oil at all, it might be better to settle on a popcorn popper that makes it easy to control the amount of oil you use.
You can choose the sort of popcorn popper that works on the stovetop and permits you to use as little as a tablespoon of oil. This is the sort of popper that you stir continuously so that the popcorn does not stick or burn. It cooks fast and you can experiment with how much oil you want to use.
As for butter, you might choose to leave it off entirely if you are counting calories or watching your fat content. If you don’t wish to do without it, though, start looking for a healthy substitute. In addition, there are many alternatives to using salt, such as sprinkling parmesan cheese over your popcorn or using a healthy seasoning blend. Most important, you can still have your popcorn and eat healthy too! Just get creative and you can eat all of the popcorn you need, guilt free.