Healthy snacks are not always so appealing, but healthy snacks are popcorn they are an exception. They are an inexpensive, convenient, and tasty snack option.
Popcorn is 100 percent raw grain, a whole food. They do not have a high glycemic index.
Content fiber in the popcorn the speed at which it is digested slows down and prevents spikes in blood sugar.
In addition to fiber, popcorn also provides vitamins such as folic acid and minerals. Also have antioxidants.
Avoid popcorn in microwave-ready packages with high amounts of sodium and unhealthy additives. Choose to prepare them with air, without sugar and with little or no salt.
If you want, use a little olive oil to make your popcorn instead of using butter or margarine. To flavor you can use spices, dried herbs or chili powdered, make them sweet or spicy.
You can also enjoy them with other crunchy and tasty items, such as walnuts, almonds, and peanuts, which are rich in heart-healthy fats and also contain vitamins, minerals, and omega-3s.
We give you an option to give your plumbs a touch of caramel flavor in a simple way and obtaining a serving with only 102 calories. This recipe is recommended by the American Heart Association.
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 8 cups air popped popcorn (1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon popcorn kernels)
- 5 drops unflavored liquid stevia sweetener
- 2 drops caramel-flavored liquid stevia sweetener
- Heat the oil in a pan and add both the sweetener and the salt. Heat over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Pour the mixture into a resealable plastic bag and shake well to coat the inside of the bag with the caramel mixture.
- Add the popcorn to the bag. Shake the bag to coat the popcorn evenly.
- Pour the popcorn into a serving bowl.
Popcorn shells have the highest concentration of polyphenols and fiber. Two cups of popcorn give you 2 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.
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