Today, I am here to admit something. I have a problem. Popcorn.
I’ve been addicted to popcorn since childhood. I can remember my Nana making popcorn balls at Christmastime and sneaking them at night. This crunchy treat is my weakness.
I love the salty, buttery, and crunchiness each bite rewards me with.
Now I’m craving a bit bowl of popcorn. Great. Be right back.
Alright, now that I’ve satisfied that craving I get to get to the good stuff. The recipe. This friday I want to share my favorite way of eating popcorn and how I make it…a tad healthier…for those movie nights and late night snacks in the house.
What makes it ‘healthier’?
Well, I add flaxseed. I know…weird. Not really though. You can’t taste it but what it adds to the popcorn makes all the difference.
What is flaxseed? Flaxseed has been around since Babylon and some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. It has a lot of evidence to back of the health claims. I’ve consumed flaxseed as a part of my clean eating for awhile. I’ve seen personal improvements in my skin, hair, and it has helped with the weight loss by keeping me fuller longer. Now…all that could also be a myriad other things but I have noticed some great benefits after I started taking it…so there’s that.
Essentially flax seed is, well a seed, and just one ounce contains Omega-3’s, fiber, protein, vitamin B1, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, and even a bit of copper. Everything our body benefits from having.
See…I told you this popcorn is healthy.
Alright, onto the recipe.
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Popcorn
1 tsp Garlic Salt
1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed
First things first, pour the oil and popcorn in a cold pan and place it over medium heat. (As you can tell from the pan…I made a few batches…FOR TESTING)
Then cover that sucker up. And wait. Once you hear popping, shake the pan. Then shake it more. Shake it until the popping slows way down and pull it off the burner, shaking to keep the popcorn from burning.
Sprinkle on the garlic salt. Shake.
Sprinkle on the flaxseed. Shake.
It is a golden mix of gorgeous wonderful salty buttery HEALTHY popcorn. Just don’t eat too much. Popcorn is addicting. Ask me how I know.