Guilt Free Microwave Popcorn

Who doesn’t like popcorn?! I know everyone in our house does {well, Little Man can’t have it yet but I’m willing to bet that he would!} What I don’t like is all of the health concerns in what should be a light snack. I had been wanting to try the paper bag method from one of my hubby’s favorite chefs, Alton Brown, so tonight we did just that. The last time I was in Fresh Market I bought some good kernels in bulk but they are available many places (including the grocery store with *ahem* other popcorn). This was super simple & quite tasty! If you’re looking for the greasy soaked in who knows what but they call it butter, then this isn’t what you’re looking for. It was tasty but Russell and I agreed it needed a bit of salt. Alton Brown suggests popcorn salt to top it since popcorn salt is super fine- I’m going to try & find some…I think that would make it perfect! Give it a try, it was nice to give my family a light snack that wasn’t full of chemicals & fat and the perfect snack to watch one of our favorites- Home Alone! 😉

You will need:

Brown paper lunch bag

1/4 cup popcorn kernels

2 tsp. olive oil or butter (I used one of each)

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Mix kernels, oil, salt, & garlic powder in bowl. Mix together and put in bag. Fold the top over 2-3 times and microwave for 2-3 minutes or until “pops” are approx. 5 seconds apart. Enjoy!!