Hungry? How about Popcorn?

After the holidays I felt the need to cut back a little on the fatty foods. And I am crazy about popcorn, so I went back to my old tried and true snack - 94% fat free microwave popcorn. I have learned to love it, although I liberally use "I Can't Believe it's not Butter" spray on it. Some who know me will say I only have a "little popcorn with my spray butter."

Yes, yes, I'm aware it's not calorie free when you spritz on so much butter, but it's a great way to curb hunger that's actually good for you, not like that movie theater popcorn. One large, butter-soaked, movie theater popcorn contains more than 1,500 calories and over 115 grams of fat. Even if you skip the butter, that tub'll cost you around 1,150 calories and 75 grams of fat.

Weight Watchers Magazine in their January/February Issue had a Pop Quiz:

"Question: What are three fiber-rich foods? Answer: oatmeal, beans, and ....POPCORN? It's true: The movie-theater classic is a whole grain; in fact, there's as much fiber in 2C of popcorn as there is in a slice of whole wheat bread. Plus, data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that popcorn eaters had a 22 percent higher daily fiber intake that those who scorned corn."

"Tip: For pure popcorn flavor - minus the chemicals - bring back the air popper."

Presto Hot Air Popper at Walmart only $19.88!

Single Serving

Can't control yourself around the corn? Just pop up a single-serving size bag and go to town! (Not literally. You can stay home and eat it.) Jolly Time, Orville Redenbacher's and Pop Secret all make AWESOME 94% fat-free microwave popcorn in single-serving size bags that rack up only 90 - 110 calories and hardly any fat. The best of the bunch (in our opinion) is Jolly Time Healthy Pop in Kettle Corn flavor. We can't get enough of it...

One-Of-A-Kind Kernels...

Our pick for the most unique and delicious popcorn is... Jolly Time's Healthy Pop Caramel Apple Pop Corn (no, that's not a typo, Jolly Time spells popcorn that way). It combines the sticky sweetness of caramel with apple-y goodness to make completely guilt-free, low-fat popcorn -- all for just 110 calories and 2 grams of fat per serving. Woohoo!