Recipes/ Snacks & Quickies

“Cheezy” Superfood Popcorn

There’s a reason popcorn is one of the most popular snacks around. It’s light, has a satisfying crunch, and can be flavored as dynamically as potato chips! Plain popcorn is great and all, but if we’re being honest–sometimes you need to jazz it up!

We understand healthy eating 100% of the time is nearly impossible. But a good place to start is sprinkling superfoods on your snacks, meals, and smoothies to give it a nutrition boost! Check out our jazzed-up popcorn recipe below.

Consider this a plant-based variation of the dairy-based cheesy popcorn. Instead of dairy-cheese, we use nutritional yeast to give it that ever-so-cheesy flavor. Nutritional yeast is essentially deactivated yeast with B-vitamins and protein. Contrary to the confusion of its name, nutritional is indeed gluten-free and ok for Candida Diets.

For anti-inflammatory properties and beautiful color, we also include turmeric. It contains a powerful compound called curcumin, renowned for its potential to support and balance inflammation in the body. The anti-inflammatory benefits may help support healthy jointsmobility, and muscles. Curcumin is also a potent antioxidant, helping to support your immune system, and brain health.

It’s important to note this one can get messy. Keep the cloth napkins close by and enjoy!

Cheezy Superfood Popcorn

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 T turmeric
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

Instructions

1

Pop popcorn kernels in whichever way you prefer. We like to kick it old school and use coconut oil in a pan. But it's up to you! While the popcorn is popping, combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Pour popped popcorn into a large bowl and toss with mixture. For an extra treat, drizzle melted coconut oil over top. Enjoy!

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