You can’t settle down to watch a popcorn movie or play a board game without some popcorn. It’s an unwritten law, which I’m sad to say, I’ve broken a few times or two because I didn’t want all the calories and fats of that luscious buttery popcorn clogging my arteries. A few years ago I discovered my new butter friend: zero calorie butter spray. Both Parkay and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter make it. In fact it’s entirely replaced butter spread in our home. Of course we still use regular butter cubes for baking. The zero calorie spray butter can be used on anything, but my favorite is popcorn. We’ve completely replaced popcorn bags with our popcorn air popper and zero calorie butter spray. Butter popcorn has never been the same, and it still tastes great. Next time you’re popping popcorn, try the following.
Instead of using microwave popcorn bags, buy popcorn kernels (Orville Redenbacher popcorn is my recommendation) and use your popcorn air popper. Pop however much popcorn you want and then instead of melting butter in the microwave, spray the zero calorie butter on it. Let me remind you that just because the butter is zero calories, doesn’t mean you can eat as much of it as you want. Still be frugal, or it defeats the purpose. Add a little salt for flavor and you’ve got some healthy popcorn to enjoy during your popcorn movie, and it’s not packed with all the guilt that accompanies unhealthy snacking. Years down the road your arteries will thank you.