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Healthy Popcorn Recipes with Tricked-Out Toppings

First, How To Pop Corn In The Microwave

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Popcorn is the perfect snack—it's crunchy, it's low-cal, and it's 100 percent whole grain. And you'll never get bored because it's endlessly customizable. But first, pop your corn the healthy way, with no added oil. Put 1/4 cup of kernels in a paper bag, fold the top twice, and microwave on high for about two minutes. Then add whatever toppings you want. These ideas will get you started.

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Apple Pie Popcorn

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Sweet As a Cookie combines apple pie spice, cinnamon, and vanilla for a sweet, fruity flavor.

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Lemony Kale Popcorn

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Give your popcorn a citrus twist, plus the nutrition pack of fresh greens, with Simply Fresh Dinners savory snack. (DId you know that popcorn is one of the 6 Foods You Can't Overdo?)

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Wasabi Soy Sauce Popcorn

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Movie night gets an Asian upgrade with Brooklyn Farm Girl’s savory-spicy mix.

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Rosemary, Black Pepper, & Parmesan Popcorn

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Italian flavorings—fresh herbs, olive oil, and grated parm—give Our Best Bites’ popcorn fragrant, savory notes.

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Coconut Curry Popcorn

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Naturally Ella takes coconut oil, curry, and ginger, and adds them to popcorn for an Indian-spiced bite. (Check out another coconut oil popcorn recipe featured in 6 Feel-Like-You're-Cheating Low-Calorie Snacks.)

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Italian Breadstick Popcorn

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The blogger behind Pasty Affair goes savory with a Italian breadstick-inspired seasonings, including lots of fresh herbs.

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Sriracha Popcorn

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Get spicy! Around My Family Table drizzles a combo of the trendy hot sauce and melted butter on her popcorn for a customizable treat (use more or less sriracha depending on your tolerance for heat). (Want more popcorn recipes? Check out 25 Easy, Delicious Ways to Flavor Popcorn Without Salt.)

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