Snacks always get such a bag rep, and the word snacking have such a negative connotation.
Well..i’m here to change that. Because I f*cking love snacking.
There is nothing more relaxing then laying in bed at night, watching some sopranos and drinking wine and eating SNACKS.
SOOO…let’s chat healthy snacks. And no- i’m not talking about energy bites or celery dipped in hummus. I’m talking about real snacks that we actually crave at night. My favorite is POPCORN.
Popcorn is a whole grain and is high in fiber and protein- plus you get to pick at it for a long time, lots of bites…its satisfying to eat.
Buyers beware: lots of popcorn has a ton of crap in it, butters, excess salt and chemical additives, shit i can barely pronounce. I like to purchase air popped popcorn and I look at peak at the ingredients: if I see popcorn, oil and salt its PERFECT.
Some brands that I like include Trader Joes, Whole Foods 365, Pipcorn, Lesser Evil, Quinn, and Boom Chicka Pop.
Now, let’s jazzzzz this snack up. Adding your own ingredients to popcorn gives it a little kick, its enjoyable AF & you get to control your own ingredients. All you need to do is add the spices/ingredients into your popcorn back and give it a shake shake shake.
Matcha popcorn: seen above. Popcorn + Matcha + Sesame oil.
Turmeric popcorn: turmeric powder +ginger powder +lemon zest + popcorn
Trail mix popcorn: peanuts + dark chocolate chips + sunflower seeds + popcorn.
Everything Spice popcorn: popcorn + Trader Joes everything spice (so easy)
Decadent popcorn: cocoa powder + dried cherries + dark chocolate chips + popcorn.