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Greening Your Popcorn

A great way to enjoy eco-friendly popcorn.

I am a huge popcorn lover. I have passed the love of popcorn down to my children.

One day I walked into the kitchen to find my son licking the inside of the microwave popcorn bag. At first I told him how disgusting that was, and then I thought of all of the chemicals in the store bought microwave popcorn products. It was time for this son of a popcorn lover to kick his bag licking habit forever!

To “green” your popcorn and save a boat load of money, do as follows:

  • Purchase paper lunch bags at your grocery store.
  • In the snack isle you will find bags of loose popcorn. It is very inexpensive. You do not need to buy the Orville in a bottle which is two times more the cost.
  • Place a half cup of loose popcorn in the bottom of the paper bag. Roll down the top about one or two inches to seal the bag.
  • Place the bag in the microwave and cook for two minutes.
  • Stay in the kitchen while popping since it is a paper bag you do not want to over cook the popcorn.
  • Put popcorn into a bowl and season however you like!

This is a great snack for dieters if you don’t put butter on it in the end.

There you have it the simplest; least expensive, yet chemical free popcorn!

Jay Oza March 05, 2011 at 07:10 PM
I just did this and it came out awesome! I would recommended to leave it in for more like 2 minutes and 20 seconds. Also it'd be a good idea to put the bag on its side in the microwave. I'd also say season it in the bag and then shake it up.
Heather Fahey March 06, 2011 at 11:48 AM
Hi Jay! I am so glad you liked this. I put the bag in standing up and then it usually falls on it's side by the end. Good idea to put it on it's side and yes season in the bag or out it is perfect!
Kristin Delatorre March 06, 2011 at 04:44 PM
I never really thought about the additives in the bagged popcorn......can't wait to try this. I like the idea of adding exactly what I want on my snack. And saving money is a nice bonus. Thanks for posting.
Heather Fahey March 06, 2011 at 06:15 PM
You are very welcome! Thank you for adding to the comment section!
Bryan McGonigle (Editor) March 06, 2011 at 08:39 PM
I tried this as well this weekend, and it was great. Tastes so much cleaner and lighter than store-bought popcorn.
Jay Oza March 06, 2011 at 09:14 PM
Yeah plus the bag of kernels was 99 cents....

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