Thursday, September 15, 2011

An Inexpensive, Healthy Snack

Usually, I purchase microwaveable popcorn. Something easy to throw in the microwave, and have a nice full bag of popcorn. As my family grows, so does their appetite. I wanted popcorn in abundance for less. To my delight, I found a bag of popcorn at Trader Joe’s, old school style. You know, the kind you need a popcorn popper to pop? Well, I don’t have a popcorn popper, but I do have a pot or two and lids to match. I figured I’d put in a bit of elbow grease to save a few bucks. Boy did it bring back memories! I remember shuffling that pot with corn kernels back, and forth and listening to the kernels explode one by one, bouncing off the lid.  My children were fascinated! Even more so, when I told them I used pop corn this way when I was child.
This 1lb bag of popcorn only cost me $1.60. Not only that, it was organic.  Loving it!
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I used 2 tablespoons of Organic Palm Shortening, which is trans-fat free, to cook my kernels in. I added a bit of butter afterwards and seasoned it with Himalayan Pink Salt, a salt that is unprocessed and contains all of its minerals. The babes love it. I LOVED it. I saved moolah AND provided a healthy snack for my children!
You can find pink salt at Trader Joe’s as well. My local store sells it for $1.99. You can win a gallon of Organic Palm Shortening on my giveaway happening right now!
By the way, pink salt is an AMAZING salt , read my post about it. Is Table Salt Giving Salt a Bad Name? and Sole, the Magic of Water and Salt.

***This is NOT a sponsored post*** :):):) I just LOVE Trader Joe’s and their products!

6 comments:

  1. Love Trader Joe's! Love me some good popcorn. Gotta give this a try. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I love making my own popcorn. I usually put curry on mine. mmm.

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  3. Once I learned how to pop popcorn on the stove, I couldn't go back to the microwave stuff. It's really not as good.

    Pink salt I'm going to have to try. We actually have some here, but I've never used it.

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  4. I also grew up making popcorn like this. When our air popper died, years ago and before we had kids, we got by with infrequent microwave stuff. Recently, I've gotten out the old pop and tried it again. Not having as much luck as I did back in the day, the corn pops small or only partially. I think I'm being stingy with the oil. My boys think it's pretty cool, though!

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  5. We love Trader Joes! And their pink salt is so delicious.

    I think I will grab a bag next time I'm there and give this a try.

    Thanks for the tip.

    I'm visiting from the Weekend Link up. If you'd like to visit back, I'm number 71 in the Linky.

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  6. Yay, fun! I work at TJs :) You can do so much with popcorn.

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