Best snack ever: air-popped popcorn in a paper bag


OK people, listen up: I don't know much, but I do know that microwave popcorn is one of those products that it's best to avoid. The chemicals they put in those things can fry your brain.

That being said, I f&ckin' love popcorn. So what's a girl to do? Check Pinterest!

I found this super simple trick to popping healthy popcorn that doesn't require oil and involves no clean up whatsoever.

Here's the deal on how to make a fresh, light bowl of corn for yourself:


What you need:

  • Popcorn kernels (I like the Organic kernels from Trader Joe's. No GMOs)
  • Brown paper bags (like the kind you used to take your lunch in to school)
  • A microwave oven
  • Whatever toppings you like

How to do it:

  • Measure out 1/3 cup popcorn kernels.
  • Dump in a brown paper bag.
  • Fold the top of the bag over twice.
  • Put said bag on it's side in the microwave.
  • Nuke on high for 2 min, 15 seconds (NOTE: this is how long it takes in my microwave. You will have to trial and error this with yours. I have no idea what wattage mine is and I don't feel like checking.)
  • When the popping starts to slow down, that's when your corn is about done. 
  • Pull out the bag and dump the contents into a bowl.
  • Top with whatever floats your boat: e.g. butter, salt, oil, chocolate, syrup (I personally like a little Trader Joe's truffle oil and salt).
  • Snarf it down!

Enjoy! I just put 2.5 hours back on your life. You're welcome.