DIY Microwave Popcorn
It's a known fact that microwave popcorn is bad for you. Really bad. A report from the FDA indicates that a chemical coating used in microwave popcorn bags breaks down into a substance called perfluorooctanoic (PFOA) when heated. This is used to line microwave bags to make them more fire-resistant. The Environmental Protection Agency has identified PFOA as a "likely carcinogen."
Then there are the GMO ingredients used to form oil or emulsifiers found in popcorn flavours. Don't forget the trans fats, artificial seasonings, and TBHQ, a preservative made from butane (a very toxic gas).
The best fix is to make your popcorn the old-fashioned way: on the stovetop.
But, if you are looking for the convenience of microwave popcorn, you can make your own homemade popcorn in the microwave without the store bought package and all the bad-for-you ingredients. It's super easy, just as fast and it will save you tons of money too. All you need are two simple things to make this deliciously convenient snack! Turn an every day brown paper bag into a healthy snack by following these easy steps.
1) Brown Paper Lunch Bag
2) Popping Corn
1) Pour about half a cup of popping corn kernels into the brown paper bag.
2) Fold the bag over twice.
3) Place in your microwave for about 3 minutes, depending on your power. Remove from microwave when the popping slows down to about 1-2 pops per second.
There you have it... delicious popcorn! You can also customize your snack with your favourite toppings. Try a dab of coconut oil, salt, or sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you like things a little bit on the spicy side, add a bit of hot sauce or chili powder.
Because, let's be honest, what's a movie without a big tub of popcorn?