Superfood Tip: Popcorn
April 25, 2014
Popcorn is a convenient, healthy and filling food that you can snack on without feeling guilty. A typical serving is 3 cups, popped. This provides 5 grams fiber, 4 grams protein, ample amount of B vitamins and minerals and some iron. To top it off, this whole grain only provides about 100 calories per 3 cup serving.
The healthiest and cheapest way to enjoy popcorn is by using popcorn kernels; just heat the kernels in a pot over the stove and toss with a pinch of salt. By using kernels versus the microwave bag, you do not consume any additives and control the amount of salt and fat.
Lindsey Hester, Registered Dietitian
The Memorial Hospital-Craig