Monday, February 02, 2009
A light snack
Chili ‘n’ Cheese Popcorn
Weight Watchers Five Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook Copyright 2005
2 (3-ounce) packages 94% fat-free butter-flavored microwave popcorn
Butter-flavored cooking spray I only had regular so I used that
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese I used the canned stuff for this
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1.Prepare popcorn according to package directions.
2.Spray popcorn with cooking spray to coat. Combine next 5 ingredients and mix with popcorn in a large zip-top bag or in a large bowl.
Makes 24 1-cup servings. Per serving: 0 points, 20 cal, .5g fat, .8g protein, 4.3g carbs, 1g fiber, 0mg chol, 89mg sodium
I don't usually make microwave popcorn at home (can't stand the lingering odor of popcorn in the air) but I went ahead and made this thinking it would be a nice snack to take to work. The guys liked it a lot though so most of it stayed at home.
It was a nice way to jazz up the popcorn and I'm always looking for a way to use up my surplus of spices. Seriously, I'm overrun by spices. My husband gave me a nice spice rack for Christmas but it came with spices, which I didn't need. I just needed an empty spice rack. Now I have a cupboard full of spices and a counter covered in spices and a full spice rack. I need to use more spices. I'm going to start sprinkling paprika in my coffee soon.
Question of the Day: What other spices/seasonings do you think would be good on popcorn?