Popcorn: 5 Ways to Spice It Up

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Plain or buttery. Kettlecorn or extra salt. There isn't a bad way to enjoy popcorn! But the same old method can get, well, old! In honor of National Popcorn Day today, we're sharing five simple ways to spice up your popcorn routine. Let's get popping!

spice up your popcorn

Popcorn is a mom's best friend. Having it on hand makes a quick after-school snack, makes an easy treat for that play date, and makes that Friday night movie a little more special.

air popper popcorn maker

While microwave popcorn is a quick option, we love an air popper like this one. It pops 30% faster than the microwave with virtually no unpopped kernels. Plus since it doesn't use any oil, you can make your toppings as healthy (or unhealthy—ha!) as you want. Here are five must-try toppings, recipes and photo sources, below:

brown butter parm

Brown Butter and Parm - Browning the butter gives it a nutty nuance while grated parm on the popcorn makes everything better. Simple, delicious, sophisticated.

caramel and almond popcorn

Pseudo-Caramel and Almond- Popcorn gets covered with a caramel-y sauce made from blending together coconut oil, dates, vanilla, and almonds. Sounds strange—tastes delicious. And waaaaay healthier.

spicy cilantro lime popcorn

Spicy Cilantro Lime - Who says popcorn has to be sweet or salty? Satisfy your savory tooth with this spicy blend of cayenne pepper, garlic, cumin, cilantro and lime. This one is begging to be paired with a margarita!

nutritional yeast popcorn

Tastes-Like-Cheese (but it's not) - Stay with me here....have you heard of nutritional yeast? I know, I know...it sounds kind of scary. But it's a dairy-free way to give your popcorn a cheese-like flavor! Plus, it's nutritious (hence the name). The flakes are high in B vitamins, nucleotides (the building blocks of DNA and RNA) that promote cellular repair and regeneration, and they contain no gluten, no dairy, and no MSG. Try some nutritional yeast here.

buffalo popcorn

Buffalo Ranch - Superbowl is coming....just saying. This Buffalo Ranch popcorn might be just the thing to make in bulk and add to your appetizer buffet.

What's YOUR favorite popcorn flavor?

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