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Low-Calorie Snack Recipes: Taco Popcorn, Chocolate Strawberry Popcorn

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Pop quiz: What's crunchy, low in calories, and all around awesome? Microwave popcorn (the 94% fat-free kind, of course)! Shake things up with these snack-tastic recipes...

 
 
Hungry Girl's Terrific Taco Popcorn
Terrific Taco Popcorn

Entire recipe (about 5 cups): 156 calories, 2g total fat (0g sat fat), 454mg sodium, 28g carbs, 4g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4* -- SmartPoints® value 4*

That pouched seasoning mix is great for more than just Mexican entrées! Sprinkle some over your popcorn, and your snack will be the "taco" the town...

Prep: 5 minutes or less

Ingredients:
5 cups popped 94% fat-free butter-flavored microwave popcorn (about 1 mini bag)
1/2 tsp. taco seasoning mix
1/2 oz. (about 9) cheddar-flavored popped chips or mini rice cakes

Directions:
Place popcorn in a wide sealable container (or a large bowl). Spritz with nonstick spray, and sprinkle with taco seasoning.

Lightly crush chips/rice cakes, and add to the container (or bowl). Seal, and shake to mix. (If using a bowl, lightly toss.) Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING  

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Chocolate Strawberry Popcorn
Chocolate Strawberry Popcorn

Entire recipe (about 5 cups): 207 calories, 4g total fat (3g sat fat), 199mg sodium, 38.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 16g sugars, 3.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5* -- SmartPoints® value 9*

Chocolate-covered strawberries and popcorn are both great... but did you ever think you'd experience both flavors at once? The time is now!

Prep: 5 minutes or less

Ingredients:
5 cups popped 94% fat-free kettle-corn-flavored microwave popcorn (about 1 mini bag)
1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries
1 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Place popcorn in a wide sealable container (or a large bowl). Top with strawberries and chocolate chips.

Seal, and shake to mix. (If using a bowl, lightly toss.) Yum!

MAKES 1 SERVING

 
 
 
 

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Today, September 25th, is National One-Hit Wonder Day. We'll be cranking up "Mickey" by Toni Basil while we pop our corn...

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