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.