DIY Microwave Popcorn

Mmm... Home-made microwave popcorn.

Mmm... Home-made microwave popcorn.

I love popcorn: It's great brain-food. Popcorn is healthy and light: Pretty much the perfect snack.

Store-bought microwave popcorn is usually full of preservatives (unhealthy), and in addition the bag is coated in cancer-linked chemicals.  In addition to that, store bought popcorn normally costs a minimum of $0.60 a bag.

I prefer to make my popcorn at home. Pour 1/3 a cup of bulk popcorn kernels in a brown paper sack and roll the top.  Put in the microwave for 4 minutes and wait for popping to slow to a few seconds per pop (Note: Also make sure the bag doesn't fall over,

Note: Chipolte bags work great becasue they're a little bigger than a standard lunch sack.

Note: Chipolte bags work great becasue they're a little bigger than a standard lunch sack.

or the popcorn might burn).  Once done, add toppings (I like using the misto for some olive oil, and some salt).  Done, a perfect cheep, healthy snack!

A bonus?  Popping corn in this method only cost about $0.20 a bag.  Healthier, cheaper, and tastier?  Win-Win-Win.

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