Saturday, August 6, 2016

Skinny Pop Popcorn

Popcorn is one of my favorite go-to snacks, particularly at night. 

Popcorn is low calorie and high in fiber.  It is a whole grain food and contains about as much antioxidant benefits as many fruits and vegetables.

So it is a perfect food to grab as a snack when someone is trying to lose weight!  I make raw kernels in a popper machine, but I have to admit that sometimes it gets a bit bland.  On the other hand I’m certainly not going to add butter or other additives that increase the fat and calorie count.

SkinnyPop has a line of popcorn flavors – from dark chocolate to jalapeno to white cheddar – all tapping in at around 40-45 calories per serving.  So you can have this treat with additional flavors without loading up on fat and calories!  The wide assortment of choices make it perfect to grab as a snack and fulfill whatever craving you are having.

Apparently pairing wine with popcorn has gotten pretty popular – a way to unwind and treat yourself at the end of a long day.

You guys know that I don’t drink, so I can’t particularly recommend any wines that pair with popcorn.

But SkinnyPop has created this graphic showing which flavors pair the best with various types of wines.

SkinnyPop Wine 

So the next time you want to have a night in and relax without the guilt of having downed an entire pint (or more - been there done that!) of high calorie ice cream or something equally bad for you, instead you can have some healthy flavorful popcorn without the guilt!

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