Homes of El Paso September 2021 - Page 14

Sweet and Savory Curried Popcorn

Yield : 8 cups
8 cups unsalted , unbuttered popped popcorn
1 / 3 cup ghee ( clarified butter ) or coconut oil 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 / 2 teaspoon cumin 2 teaspoons flaked sea salt
Place popcorn in large mixing bowl .
In saucepan over medium heat , melt ghee , brown sugar , honey , curry powder and cumin ; stir until dissolved . Bring to light boil ; remove from heat . Toss ghee mixture and salt with popcorn ; transfer to serving bowl .
Sweet and Savory Curried Popcorn

Fun , On-the-Go Health Hacks

Make every bite count with whole-grain popcorn snacks


As many people start getting back into normal routines , they ’ re returning to familiar on-the-go lifestyles by heading back to work , traveling to new destinations and enjoying time with loved ones .

While you get out to explore and gather with family and friends again , remember you ’ ll need fuel for your adventures . According to a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey , most Americans fail to get enough whole grains each day , opting instead for mostly refined grains .
Foods like tasty whole-grain popcorn offer an easy health hack so you can make every bite count . Try getting in the habit of popping 9 cups of popcorn in the morning and dividing it into two containers . Season one container with salt and herbs , the other with a pinch of sugar and cinnamon so you can alternate between sweet and salty throughout the day . Bringing delicious options like these while on the go can help satisfy hunger pangs while adding the fiber your body needs .
Because mouthwatering whole-grain popcorn is versatile and 3 cups is equal to one serving of whole grains , it ’ s a simple yet flavorful option for meeting dietary recommendations . It can be a breeze to add it to snacks like Blueberry and Pomegranate Power Bars , Crunchy Popcorn Trail Mix or Sweet and Savory Curried Popcorn . You can even satisfy kids ’ cravings with Grab and Go Pizza Popcorn , a six-ingredient recipe made in a matter of minutes .
Visit popcorn . org to find more nutritious snack ideas .
14 HOMES of El Paso / September 2021