This easy, healthy popcorn has a protein boost with just enough flavor. No bags, no chemicals, no mess, low in calories.
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt (may reduce or omit)
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon vanilla protein powder
Supplies needed: --2.5 to 3 quart microwave-proof bowl. If glass, should be tempered and have a high-heat tolerance. --Vented lid for bowl. --small mister for vanilla extract --shaker/sifter for protein powder
Directions: Put coconut oil & salt in bowl. Microwave just until oil is melted, 20-30 seconds. Pour popcorn kernels into bowl; stir to coat each kernel with oil mixture. Even out kernels in bottom of bowl. Put vented cover on top and microwave on high for approx. 3-5 minutes, when there are 1-2 second between pops. Microwave times will vary. While still hot, mist popcorn lightly with vanilla extract and sprinkle with protein powder; toss and repeat until evenly coated.
Caution: Bowl will get hot; use hot pads or oven mitts.
2-cup portion is approx. 100 calories (3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus)