Healthy Flavors to Spice Up Popcorn
When it comes to flavoring popcorn, the sky’s the limit! Low in calories and mild in flavor, popcorn acts as the perfect vessel for fun toppings and add-ins. From sweet to spicy and everything in between, jazzing up plain popcorn for a unique and customized flavor experience is easy and fun. Join us as we at Advanced Biotech share our favorite ways to naturally spice up popcorn.
Natural ingredients can be added to popcorn to create a satisfying snack that still meets health and lifestyle goals. Create honey brown butter popcorn by tossing freshly popped popcorn with a warmed sauce made of unsalted butter, honey, and a pinch of salt. The perfect balance of sweet and salty, this popcorn is a lighter version of the viral honey butter chip! Create cookies and cream popcorn by topping plain popcorn with a mixture of coconut oil and white chocolate and tossing in pieces of Oreo cookie. Still relatively low in calories, this playful recipe will be on repeat for everything from movie nights to barbecues and more.
For those who prefer a savory snack instead, chili cheese popcorn is the perfect balance of nutty, spicy, and creamy but with an unexpectedly healthy twist. Instead of cheese, lighten up this highly addictive treat with nutritional yeast – a deactivated yeast that boasts a cheese-like flavor with many added health benefits. Sprinkle fresh popcorn with nutritional yeast, unsalted butter, and chili powder and toss to coat evenly. Other savory toppings to elevate popcorn include ranch seasoning, black pepper, French onion soup powder, parmesan garlic and herb, and even truffle butter!
For those with adventurous taste buds, matcha and dark chocolate popcorn will hit the spot! Combine a small amount of dark chocolate with coconut oil and heat to combine. Sprinkle matcha powder over freshly popped popcorn, drizzle with chocolate, and finish with flaky sea salt for a nuanced flavor that’s hard to stop eating! For a zesty, tangy twist, dill pickle popcorn is a fun and unexpected snack. Combine coriander, mustard powder, dried gill, garlic powder, celery seed, and citric acid and combine with melted butter and toss.
Popcorn is the perfect vessel for flavor and a great solution for those looking for a relatively healthy snack. Natural flavors transform this bland food into a crave-able yet diet-friendly food to suit all lifestyles and palates.