Spicy Popcorn – Quick and Healthy
There are days when I, simply put – don’t feel like doing any actual cooking. This day was Monday.
The day had started off on a high strung note, with me bounding out of bed at 7:00 on my day off…What is wrong with me? Don’t answer that, it’s something we can discuss at length on another day.
Between the paying of bills, fixing of ice cream, cleaning, scrubbing, dog washing, 6 loads of laundry doing, and packing of Ben to go back home to eastern Washington for some much deserved R&R – cooking was the last thing I wanted to do for myself the night before I went back to the daily grind of 4:30 am alarm screams and caffeine deficiencies.
So I made myself some popcorn.
The last month I’ve been on the Weight Watchers program. I haven’t enjoyed as much success on it as I would have liked, only a few net pounds lost, so the WW cookbooks came out and I flipped through them for something with minimal points, good taste and very easy made. The 15-minute Weight Watchers Cookbook had it!
Hello, I’m Megan and I’m being totally lazy.
Here is where the popcorn came in. 5 minutes and done-zo.
~One bag of 94% Reduced Fat Butter Flavored Popcorn.
(94% and it’s still butter flavored, yes please!)
~ 2 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese
~ 1 tsp. Paprika
~ 1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
~ 1/8th tsp. Ground Red Pepper
~ 1/4 tsp Salt
~ 1/4 tsp Garlic Salt
(it called for 1/8th tsp, but who are we kidding garlic is awesome)
The bag got popped, everything got dumped in and shaken like a martini. Do a little running-man action while you’re at it. C’mon you know you wanna…
Then pour ‘er in a bowl and devour.
So I sat down with the dog, ate my popcorn and tossed kernels into his drooling face. 5 for me, two for him. It’s a good relationship a doggie mama and her pup have.
And the best part – Zero points. Skinny jeans here I come!
Let us note, that with all of the chaos during my day, when I took this picture I wasn’t at all fazed that I had spilled ice cream onto the placemat earlier in the day when the Peach ice cream was photographed. Clearly that should show how out of it I really was on Monday and utterly exhausted.
Forgive me? Thank you. I knew you’d understand. – But let’s focus on the popcorn, deal? Deal.
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