It’s 3 PM and the kids come in from school looking for a snack. If you are like me you try to persuade them to eat the healthiest thing in the kitchen, but more often than not you are out voted for popcorn because of convenience and taste. What if you could both be happy?
Microwave popcorn is not the healthiest thing when purchased from the grocery store. It is full of chemicals, salt, fake butter, and calories, plus unless you have a coupon it isn’t cheap. Why is popcorn so expensive?
I purchased a 2 pound bag of Popcorn kernels for $1.49. And I bought 50 brown paper bags for $1.00. So for $2.49 I am making 50 bags of microwave popcorn for my kids….and me. That is $0.05 per bag!
The added bonus is I know what they are eating, I know how much salt or other flavorings is being put on it, I know there are no chemicals, and everyone is still happy!
All you do is put 1/3 a cup of popcorn kernels in a brown paper bag. That is it. Seriously!
Fold over the Top of the bag! Twice…to keep the popcorn contained. Otherwise, the inside of your microwave will be a free for all of popcorn kernels. LOL
Microwave for 2 minutes or until you hear the kernels stop popping.
Voila! Season with salt, butter, popcorn seasoning …whatever your heart’s desire!
Now…wait a minute….I can hear you already saying, but the boxed stuff is in my pantry and ready to go. Well, this can be too! How? It is super easy!
Just fill the bags with the 1/3 cup popcorn kernels and fold over the top. Fold the bag just like the pre-boxed stuff and place it in a ziploc bag with directions. I used a pencil to write it right on the bag. Just remove from the ziploc, unfold, and microwave!
This is a job for my kids. We just take a Saturday morning some measuring cups and bags and go to town. They love doing it and having their snacks whenever they are hungry!
Amanda is a busy mom of 3 that is constantly on the lookout for shortcuts to add more happiness to the day. She loves creating recipes, printables, DIY, and sharing family fun tips with you.