Best Low-Calorie Microwave Popcorn, Salted Caramel Popcorn Mix Recipe

Oct 14 2011
In honor of National Popcorn Poppin' Month, we're dishing on why we love popcorn, our favorite picks, and our best recipes using the fluffy, puffy stuff. SNACK TIME!

Our Top Pick: 94% Fat-Free Microwave Popcorn!

5 cups popped corn, average: 100 calories, 1.5g total fat (0g sat. fat), 204mg sodium, 22g carbs, 4g fiber, 0g sugars, 2.5g protein – WW PersonalPoints™ value 4*

There are several different companies that make the easy-to-cook, guilt-free popcorn of our dreams. Here are a few popular brands and the varieties they bring to the snack aisle...

Jolly Time: Look for the Healthy Pop lineup, featuring multi-serving bags AND mini 100-calorie bags. Varieties include Butter, Kettle Corn, Caramel Apple, Low Sodium Butter, and Crispy White Naturally Flavored. Hooray for options!

Orville Redenbacher's: SmartPop! is the kind to look for from this company. Kettle Korn (not a typo!) and Butter flavors are available in both 100-calorie mini bags and the larger standard-sized options; the Butter version even comes in a fun Pop Up Bowl!

Newman's Own: Paul's purely delicious line includes 94% fat-free butter-flavored popcorn in multi-serving bags. There are also single-serving 100-calorie bags in Natural flavor (not 94% fat-free, but impressive nonetheless). Not bad!

Pop Secret: The secret's out... When it comes to 94% fat-free popcorn, this brand has 100-calorie bags of both Butter and Kettle Corn flavors, plus full-sized bags of the Butter flavor. Yes!

Act II: The usual (delicious) suspects here. The 94% fat-free popcorn comes in Butter and Kettle Corn varieties -- mini bags too. Woohoo!

 

MOVIE THEATER POPCORN SHOCKER!

OK, maybe it's less than shocking to those who've heard us dish this info before, but it's worth repeating. People, a large order of buttered popcorn at a typical movie theater can have anywhere from 850 to 1,500 calories and up to 130 grams of fat!

Chew on this:

Today, October 14th, is National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day. Aren't you glad we devoted this email to National Popcorn Poppin' Month instead?

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