FEW RULES OF SMART SNACKING : POPCORN THE HEALTHY ANTIOXIDANT SNACK

 


As a health and nutrition consultant, two big questions I’m always asked are: When should I snack? And What should I snack on? Some tips to help you snack smartly are:

Snack when your hunger is real, when your blood sugar is low and please, please, please. Don’t snack when you’re bored, sad, mad or scared. Acknowledge how you feel; it will help you use love-power instead of willpower.

Bring mindfulness to your habits. Start changing the habit by drinking a glass of water or cup of tea instead.

Today is Saturday! means....movie and popcorn...

It's another perfect snack - healthy and yummy. I love to create different recipe flavours and here's a full flavour spectrum from sweet to salty.

Check out these different popcorn flavours: which one is for you?

POPCORN: 5 VEGAN WAYS

Serve: 2 people / Level: Medium / Time: 10 minutes

 Ingredients REGULAR Popcorn:

1.3 TBsp coconut oil / olive oil

2. 3/4 cups Popcorn

 

Instructions:

- Heat the coconut oil in large pot over medium heat.

- Add a few popcorn kernels until one pops.

- Now add 3/4 cup kernels and cover the pot. Cook, shaking the pot ocassionally, until the popping subsides.

 

1. LEMON POPCORN

- Cook 3 TBSP of coconut oil to medium heat.

- Remove from the heat and stir in 1 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest.

- drizzle over the popcorn.

- Add salt to taste

2. HERBS

- Add 3 TBSp coconut butter to a medium pan

- 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley

- 1/4 cup of chives

- 1/4 cup of tarragon

- Toss your hot popcorn with your previous mix.

 

3. SESAME

- Heat 6 TBSp of coconut butter with 2/3 cups of sesame seeds in a small pan over a medium heat until the seeds are toasted, 5 minutes

- Toss your already made popcorn with the sesame mix.

 

4. VEGAN BBQ

- Season the popcorn with smokey papikra and Himalayan Salt.

 

5.PEANUT BUTTER - CHOCOLATE 

- Heat 1 cup of agave syrup and 3/4 coconut sugar over a medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, 5 minutes

- Stir in 1 cup of peanut butter and 1 TBsp of raw cocoa. 

- Pour over the hot popcorn (already made) and toss. Heaven!


Enjoy this "happy food", healthy and gluten free. It's the perfect snacker's companion to a movie night. 

What movie are you watching tonight?

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NOTE> Corn provides B vitamins, zinc, copper, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, manganese, and polyphenols antioxidants helpful in reducing heart disease. It’s more satisfying and filling snack than processed food like chips and it’s also a plastic free snack alternative.

 

Thanks for your support.

Love, Mel xx

 
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