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?


MommyProf said...

Curry powder is good. Oregano and garlic is also good. I imagine cinnamon and ginger would be good (maybe on Kettle Corn?),but haven't tried that yet.

Lauren said...

My father invented an empty spice rack for housing all your store-bought spices. It's called the SpiceStack. With drop-down drawers, it makes organizing, finding, and using your spices a whole lot easier. Maybe you can return the new rack?

Check it out at Happy cooking!

Lauren Greenwood, President, SpiceStack Inc.

Randi said...

I bought this fancy popcorn pack from Williams sonoma after xmas. It came with kettle corn seasoning. I was pretty upset to see that it was only a mix of salt and sugar.

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Anonymous said...

Ages ago, Wanda and I would play Trivial Pursuit and eat popcorn with grated good American cheese on it....really good. Cheddar would be good also, I imagine. This was not microwave, but the old-fashioned kind.


Wanda said...

Yeah, like Jan said. It really is good, with all kinds of cheese. I still have that fairly often. When all the kids were home, we used to have popcorn a lot. Cinnamon and sugar was good. So was peanut butter and jelly, believe it or not. I melted them on the stove before pouring over the popcorn and mixing.