Popcorn and Health
Pop corn is a snack that has become especially popular within most malls or shopping centers. It is increasingly being consumed by both children and adults. However, mass-produced popcorn is often cooked with unhealthy fats so making them at home is much healthier where you can control how they are made. Not only is it a great after-school snack for the kids, but it can also be incorporated into a weight loss/healthy eating/lifestyle.
Popcorn is rich in protein which will make you feel full for longer periods of time. Since it is a wholegrain, it is also rich in fibre which slows down digestion and keeps food cravings down.
|INGREDIENT||QUANTITY||PRICE AT MBOGA MASTERS|
|Coconut Oil||1/3 teaspoon||N/A|
|Unsalted Butter||1/3 teaspoon||N/A|
|Sea/ Himalayan Salt||N/A|
|Black Pepper in Grinder||N/A|
*N/A = Not YET available at Mboga Masters
Using extra virgin coconut oil to make the popcorn takes care of any fat worries because it is a super healthy fat and the sea/natural salt plus black pepper seasonings keep it clean while adding tonnes of flavor. The only slightly questionable ingredient is unsalted butter, which however when used in moderation adds a lot of flavor to popcorn while keeping them moist.
- Gently heat the pot with 1/3 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1/3 teaspoon of unsalted butter.
- Season your corn with a pinch of sea/Himalayan salt and a few grinds of black pepper.
- Put the 1 cup of seasoned pop corn into the pot and cover, medium-low heat and let it just pop.
- Listen very carefully as the cooking stops when the popping sound stops, immediately remove from the pan, DO NOT uncover, just let it rest for about 5 minutes and then serve, movie time J