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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

DIY: Homemade Microwave Popcorn

My friend Michelle Martin teaches fifth graders for a living, but for her, being an educator doesn't stop when the bell rings. She is passionate about learning, doing and sharing -both inside the classroom and out. At home, she is currently exploring alternative grain flours, experimenting with chia seeds and trying to reduce, if not eliminate processed sugar from her family's diet. Happily, I am a beneficiary of her hard work and research -and I take good notes!

When I learned about her latest discovery, I knew I had to share: DIY Brown Bag Microwave Popcorn as demonstrated by America's favorite health guru, Dr. Oz


A simple, money-saving solution to popcorn that is as healthy as it is "green". No extra chemicals, fat or excessive packaging required! Love it!

Brown Bag Microwave Popcorn
(by Dr.Oz)

¼ C popcorn
Pour in brown paper lunch bag
Fold over top

Put the bag in microwave for about 1-2 minutes or until popping slows. Since microwave cooking times vary, it's important to listen closely. (Be warned, I burned my first batch...)

Pour into a container and spray the popcorn with a little cooking spray or lightly mist water (zero fat) to make the spices stick. Consider using olive oil spray or (Michelle's favorite) coconut oil spray available at Trader Joe's.

Finally, sprinkle on your favorite spices. Think: sea salt & parmesean cheese; cinnamon; garlic salt; or sea salt and a dash of cayenne!

Mix it up!

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