This easy, healthy popcorn has just enough salt, herbs, and coconut oil to add flavor without too many added calories. No bags, no chemicals, no mess.
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt (may reduce or omit)
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning*
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
3 teaspoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
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.
Directions: Put coconut oil, salt, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder in bowl. Microwave just until oil is melted, 20-30 seconds. Pour popcorn kernels into bowl; stir to coat each kernel with seasoned oil. 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, sprinkle on Parmesan cheese and toss.
Caution: Bowl will get hot; use hot pads or oven mitts.
2-cup portion is approx. 100 calories (3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus)
*To make your own Italian seasoning mix, go to: www.theyummylife.com/recipes/80
Tip: Use a blender to blend Italian herbs to a fine consistency so they remain better mixed with the popcorn.