The smell of popcorn…for most it brings our minds to a happy place…perhaps with family or friends at a theatre relaxing, and having the buttery aroma fill our senses.
Popcorn is admittedly one of my favourite snacks. Not only for the aroma, and the childhood memories that it brings back, but also for it’s simplicity and affordability. When I discovered a way to add “Nutritional” to that list…well it is pretty near to the perfect snack!
Making popcorn at home (with either a Hot Air Popper or doing the old fashioned Stove Top method) is fun & frugal! It allows you to be in charge of what goes in it, as opposed to microwave popcorn….go ahead and read the ingredients there 😉 (*affiliate links)
To turn popcorn into a nutritious treat, simply tweak the three ingredients that you need to make popcorn at home. Traditional popcorn is popcorn kernels, table salt, and butter. Heres what I use now to make our popcorn:
Grapeseed oil has been said to have many health benefits. It has high amounts of Omega 6 fatty acids, is rich in antioxidant vitamins E,C,and beta carotene, and it is rich in polyunsaturated fats to improve blood cholesterol levels and decrease heart disease.
Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt has many known health benefits as well. Some people take it daily as a health supplement. Unlike table salt, which is refined and has all the minerals stripped from it, and then iodine put back in……Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt is all natural and has 84 minerals and trace minerals and is a great boost for the body.
So have a movie night…… make some popcorn with the family, have the kids watch it pop and be involved in the process….then sit back, relax, and enjoy the tasty nutricious popcorn & the show (they will never know they are eating something healthy!)
PS- Speaking of movies, have you checked out Vid Angel? You can edit the content of the movies (remove scenes or language you don’t want included in the movie) and its only $1US per movie after sellback! We have used it and love it! It doesn’t get much better when it comes to frugal movie nights!