Did you know that you can make your own popcorn in 2 minutes without all of those harsh chemicals? Man I wish I would have known about this back in my college days. I think my roommate and I lived on microwave popcorn. Now I know that those little bags are filled with harsh chemicals that are toxic to our bodies. Check out this article and see if it prompts you to throw away ALL of that toxic crap you have hiding in your pantry.  Mike and I love popcorn and probably have it 2-4 times a week. We mostly pop it in a popcorn maker but occasionally we do use this microwave method if we are in a hurry. (or late to the movies lol).

Check out this 2 minute way to make Microwave Popcorn without the chemicals.


Did you know that popcorn is chock full of good for you things? 

  • -Popcorn is a whole grain that contains 40 or more nutrients.
  • -The germ in the popcorn kernel contains all of the B complex vitamins, plus vitamin E, Riboflavin and Thiamine.
  • -Popcorn has more protein than any other cereal grain.
  • -Popcorn has more iron than eggs, peanuts, spinach, or roast beef!
  • -The hull and outer layers are rich in iron, phosphorous and protein.
  • -Popcorn has more phosphorous and fiber than potato chips, ice cream cones, or pretzels.
  • -Popcorn is a calorie counter’s delight! Unbuttered popcorn only has between 25 and 55 calories per cup.

 

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Check out these fun facts about popcorn from 10 Facts About

Fact 1:
Popped popcorn comes in two basic shapes: snowflake and mushroom. Movie theaters prefer snowflake because it’s bigger.

Fact 2:
Americans consume 17 billion quarts of popped popcorn each year. That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building 18 times!

Fact 3:
The largest popcorn festival is the Marion Popcorn Festival. This festival attracts over two hundred thousand people.

Fact 4:
Christopher Columbus allegedly introduced popcorn to the Europeans in the late 15th century.

Fact 5:
When popped, popcorn kernels can reach a height of 3 feet.

Fact 6:
Popcorn is low in calories as compared to other snacks.

Fact 7:
Unpopped kernels are called old maids or spinsters.

Fact 8:
Nowadays, many movie theaters make a greater profit from popcorn than they do from ticket sales.

Fact 9:
American vendors began selling popcorn at carnivals in the late 19th century.

Fact 10:
The first commercial popcorn machine was invented by Charles Cretors in Chicago in 1885.

If you are following the 21 day fix portion control containers this is one yellow.

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