Alexa’s Low Calorie Popcorn Recipe

Low Fat Savoury Skinny Popcorn Recipe

Hurray for popcorn! The guilt free, crunchy goodness that is oh-so-satisfying when paired with a good movie and an even better friend. My long time friend Alexa treated me to this concoction for my last Christmas gift, with the popcorn kernels in a cute mason jar and the toppings alongside to accompany them. This recipe has been a lifesaver during these dreary January nights. After an overload of chocolate and Christmas treats, what could be better than a night-in with your best gal a bowl full of guilt-free popcorn.

“Nutritional yeast is fortified with vitamin B12 so can be a vital ingredient in many vegan diets or for those who limit their intake of animal products”

Alexa's Savoury Skinny Popcorn Recipe

I used organic popcorn kernels to ensure they were not from Genetically Modified corn. Fresh dill would work great when in season, you may have to use a little more of it though. If you have a popcorn maker at home, you can reduce the calorie load by omitting the oil. If you haven’t tried Nutritional Yeast before, now is your chance! It is the perfect amount of savoury, and some might say the taste resembles parmesan cheese… yummmmm.

Recipe for Alexa’s Low Calorie Popcorn Recipe

Recipe by: Alexa
Serves: 2 hungry people
Time to finish: 10 minutes

Ingredients for Alexa’s Low Calorie Popcorn Recipe

1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil and 1/2 tbsp. organic butter (optional)
1/4 cup organic popcorn
1 tbsp. organic butter
2 tbsp. nutritional (savoury) yeast
1 tbsp. dried dill
dash of sea salt

Recipe for Alexa’s Low Calorie Popcorn Recipe

If you have a popcorn maker then woohoo, life just got easier. If you are like me and have to cook your popcorn on the stove top here is a fail-proof method:

Heat the olive oil and butter together in a large flat bottom saucepan over medium high heat. Add 3 popcorn kernels and cover with a lid. Wait until the three kernels have popped – your pan is now hot enough! Remove the three kernels and pour in the rest of the kernels, ensuring they are in a single layer. Remove the pan from the heat for about 30 seconds. This ensures that the kernels are all at near popping temperature so they will pop evenly. Now put the pan back on the heat and cover with a lid, once the kernels start popping start to shake the pan gently. Once the popping slows down to once every few seconds, remove the popcorn from the heat and pour into a large bowl.

While the popcorn is cooking heat the butter in a small saucepan to melt it.

Once the popcorn is finished drizzle half of the butter onto the popcorn, followed by half of the nutritional yeast and dill. Give the popcorn a good mix and shake and then pour on the remaining ingredients. Mix until the popcorn is well and evenly coated. Season with salt. YUM!

Nutritional Information for Alexa’s Low Calorie Popcorn Recipe

Calories 115cal
Protein 2.1g
Carbohydrate 12g
Fibre 2.3g
Sugar 0.1g
Fat 6.7g
Saturated Fat 3.9g
Sodium 120mg

(Analysed using popcorn maker method)

Alexa's Skinny Popcorn Recipe

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4 Responses to “Alexa’s Low Calorie Popcorn Recipe”

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  1. Kelsey M says:

    Aw man this looks like an awesome healthy snack! Love nutritional yeast!

  2. Camille K says:

    Dill is one of my favorite herbs! Yum!

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