I love popcorn as a snack and would buy 94% fat free microwave 3 packs UNTIL NOW. Use a large tupperware bowl with a lid...don't seal the lid all the way around, just enough to hold it on. OR: A paper lunch sack works well. Insert 1/4 cup or less popcorn (white or yellow or whatever you like). Put into microwave for 2-3 minutes...listen for popping to slow like you normally would. (use caution if you use a glass bowl with a plate inverted for a lid as it will be hot)
You do not have to add anything...it tastes fine as is. Or you can add your own toppings...salt, spray olive oil, or get creative with cinnamon, cocoa. It is so easy and lots less expensive than buying the 3 packs...and healthier since you know exactly what is on it!
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Use the microwave for more than making popcorn and warming coffee! Cooking with your microwave is fast, healthy and keeps the heat down in the kitchen during the summer.
Despite what you may think, you don't have to use processed foods, either. I've made whole grains like brown rice and regular oatmeal, quick eggs for breakfast sandwiches, toasted nuts, melted dark chocolate for dipping fruit, baked apples and potatoes, and steamed spaghetti squash in minutes, all thanks to my microwave.
Looking for recipes? Turn no further than the "Microwave Gourmet" cookbook, check out sites like AllRecipes.com or read this old New York Times article for ideas: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/02/dining/02mini.html
No need to buy microwave popcorn. Put a 1/4 cup of popcorn in a lunch paper bag and microwave for around a minute and 33 seconds. Will vary on the microwave and there you have popcorn. Save the bag and reuse last quite a few cycles. Less expensive and better for you!
I used to love to inhale a bag of popcorn every night. I found the secret to success for me was to brush my teeth whenever I felt like grabbing that bag and tossing it in the microwave. The taste of toothpaste in my mouth, and the feeling of clean teeth, made it easy for me to forget the popcorn or any other snack. I have lost 80 pounds!
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