February 17, 2015

What's your popcorn wearing this awards season? Here are six stunning ways to dress-up that plain-old popcorn for an Oscar party (for under 150 calories per serving!)

Tip! For an even coating, spread popcorn out on a baking sheet, drizzle the melted oil butter over top and toss. Sprinkle with the seasoning mixture, toss again, then transfer to a bowl.

Start with 10 cups of air-popped popcorn (from 1/2 cup kernels), then deck out with...

Togarashi Seasoning Blend2 teaspoons superfine sugar2 teaspoons grated orange rind¾ teaspoon ground ginger3/8 teaspoon table salt1 ½ teaspoons coarsely ground Sichuan peppercorns3 tablespoons sesame oil1/3 cup crushed roasted seaweed snacks

- Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Toss popcorn with sesame oil. Sprinkle with spice mixture and toss to coat. Toss in crushed seaweeds snacks.

Serves 5CALORIES 146; FAT 9.4g (sat 1.3g, mono 3.8g, poly 3.9g); PROTEIN 2g; CARB 14.9g; FIBER 2.7g; CHOL 0mg; IRON 0.7mg; SODIUM 181mg; CALC 4mg

 

Sweet and Savory Seasoning Blend2 tablespoons nutritional yeast1 teaspoon garlic salt1 teaspoon superfine sugar3/4 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon Aleppo chile flakes (or crushed red pepper)3 tablespoons olive oil

- Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Toss popcorn with olive oil. Sprinkle with spice mixture and toss to coat.

Serves 5CALORIES 143; FAT 9g (sat 1.2g, mono 6.1g, poly 1.2g); PROTEIN 2.8g; CARB 14g; FIBER 3g; CHOL 0mg; IRON 0.7mg; SODIUM 196mg; CALC 4mg

 

Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning Blend3 tablespoons powdered buttermilk1 teaspoons dried dill2 teaspoons dried parsley1 teaspoon onion powder3/8 teaspoon table salt3 tablespoons olive oil

- Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Toss popcorn with olive oil. Sprinkle with spice mixture and toss to coat.

Serves 5CALORIES 139; FAT 8.9g (sat 1.2g, mono 6.1g, poly 1.2g); PROTEIN 2g; CARB 13g; FIBER 2g; CHOL 0.4mg; IRON 0.7mg; SODIUM 181mg; CALC 16mg

 

Citrus Poppy Seasoning Blend2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar2 teaspoons lime zest2 teaspoons poppy seeds3/8 teaspoon table salt1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted1 tablespoon canola oil

- Combine the first four ingredients. Toss popcorn with oil and butter. Sprinkle with spice mixture and toss to coat.

Serves 5CALORIES 120; FAT 6.5g (sat 1.8g, mono 2.7g, poly 1.7g); PROTEIN 2g; CARB 14g; FIBER 3g; CHOL 6mg; IRON 0.7mg; SODIUM 176mg; CALC 26mg

 

Honey Sesame Seasoning Blend2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds1 tablespoon unsalted butter1 tablespoon canola oil5 teaspoons honey3/8 teaspoon table salt

- Toast sesame seeds in a small skillet over medium heat. Add butter and oil; remove from heat. Stir in honey and salt. Drizzle over popcorn and toss to coat.

Serves 5CALORIES 149; FAT 7.6g (sat 2g, mono 3.2g, poly 2g); PROTEIN 3g; CARB 19g; FIBER 3g; CHOL 6mg; IRON 1mg; SODIUM 177mg; CALC 37mg

 

Cinnamon Red Hot Seasoning Blend1 tablespoon superfine sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon (preferably Saigon)½-3/4 teaspoon cayenne3/8 teaspoon table salt1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted1 tablespoon canola oil

- Combine the first four ingredients. Toss popcorn with oil and butter. Sprinkle with spice mixture and toss to coat.

Serves 5CALORIES 118; FAT 5.9g (sat 1.8g, mono 2.6g, poly 1.2g); PROTEIN 2g; CARB 15g; FIBER 3g; CHOL 6mg; IRON 0.6mg; SODIUM 176mg; CALC 7mg

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