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12 Healthy Ways to Top Popcorn

A clear glass bowl filled with popped popcorn is placed on a wooden cutting board. Some popcorn kernels are scattered on the board and wooden surface. A folded grey cloth napkin is seen in the background, offering inspiration for creative popcorn recipes and healthy snacks. MyFitnessPal Blog
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Possibly the perfect snack, popcorn is loaded with fiber and antioxidants. Here are a dozen ways to pimp it out.

Start with 3 cups (air-popped or nuked, it’s 93 calories), and then get at the toppings—these are all good to go for under 200 calories total.

1. Hot-Cocoa Powder 40 calories, 1.5 grams fat per 1/2 packet

2. Ground Ginger 2 calories, 0 g fat per 1/4 teaspoon

3. Ground Cinnamon 6 calories, 0 g fat per 1 teaspoon

4. Coconut Shreds 29 calories, 2 g fat per tablespoon

5. Peanut Butter, Melted 71 calories, 6 g fat per 3/4 tablespoon

6. Marshmallows 40 calories, 0 g fat per 1/4 cup minis

7. Chili Powder 8 calories, 0 g fat per teaspoon

8. Black Pepper 6 calories, 0 g fat per 1 teaspoon

9. Cayenne Pepper 1 calorie, 0 g fat per 1/4 teaspoon

10. Parmesan 43 calories, 3 g fat per 2 grated tablespoons

11. Turkey Bacon 61 calories, 4 g fat per 1 thick slice, torn

12. Sliced Almonds 66 calories, 6 g fat per 2 tablespoons

 

What’s your favorite way to jazz up popcorn? Share it in the comments below!

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