Friday, January 7, 2011
Stovetop Popcorn v/s Microwave Popcorn
There have been so many reports about the dangers of microwave popcorn and the chemicals used in the process. So one day at the grocery store I picked up the bag of kernels and read the directions on the back. I will admit, I had no idea how to pop popcorn without a microwave! I read how easy it is. Put a couple tablespoons of oil in a pot with a lid and add the kernels. Make sure lid is on. It really doesn't take much longer than microwave popcorn. You can have the popcorn popped in about 5 mins or less. You can choose to eat it plain (low in fat, high in fiber) or add zero calorie spray butter and salt. There are also many seasonings available on the market.
I feel like this is a much healthier choice for my family and the only downside to stovetop popcorn as opposed to microwave is I have a dirty pot at the end. But it's easy to clean and worth the time and effort.