Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 2/3 cups)

Folks often forget that popcorn is a great whole-grain snack, and a hefty serving size has a modest calorie count. Here, a delicious and quick way to snazz up your bowl.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine kale and 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, tossing well; arrange half of kale on microwave-safe paper towels. Microwave at HIGH 4 minutes or until crisp, checking every 20 seconds after 2 1/2 minutes. Repeat with remaining kale. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to coat. Add popcorn; cover and cook 3 minutes or until kernels pop, shaking pan frequently. When popping slows down, remove pan from heat. Let stand 1 minute or until popping stops.

Step 2

Combine butter, Sriracha, 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 30 seconds. Drizzle butter mixture over popcorn; toss well to coat. Toss with kale chips. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

Executive Editor at Cooking Light, Ann Pittman, explores whole grain's all-around awesomeness in her new book, Everyday Whole Grains: 175 Recipes from Amaranth to Wild Rice. This complete guide to healthy, hearty, and incredibly versatile whole grains includes something for everyone and offers innovative new techniques to ensure the most flavorful results. From simple, delicious sides to satisfying mains and sublime desserts, this James Beard Award-winning author educates, inspires and does not disappoint. Discover a whole new way of looking at whole grains, how they are prepared, and how they can be incorporated into a healthy diet at every meal.

Also appeared in: Oxmoor House, March, 2016,Everyday Whole Grains: 175 Recipes from Amaranth to Wild Rice