Most of the time, I try to follow this simple health rule: dessert or wine, but not both. This helps me to limit my calories intake and be more conscious of my eating and determining if I want that glass of wine or that piece of pie more. But I think I may have found an exception to my rule: popcorn + wine.
I've often turned my nose up at popcorn. The drowning-in-butter popcorn of movie theaters just doesn't do it for me (nor is it the least bit healthy). But the right popcorn can be a healthy dessert/snack alternative. If you're used to "appetizing" on a glass of white and cheese and crackers (me!) or "desserting" with a glass of red and a chocolate cookie (or three), then popcorn can save you some serious calories while still satisfying your sweet or snacking tooth.
The American Heart Association found popcorn - even kettlecorn! - to be a better choice than chips, containing fewer calories, fat, sodium, and carbohydrates than corn chips and with more good-for-you fiber. You know what this means, right? You can have your proverbial cake (ok, popcorn) and eat it too - WITH WINE!
I decided to put this popcorn + wine pairing to the test. I matched the SkinnyPop Original popcorn with a glass of chardonnay instead of my normal goat cheese and Trader Joe's Olive and Fig Crackers (mmmmmm...)
And....it was almost just as satisfying! Ha! I won't lie. I love me some goat cheese, but I know a cup of this popcorn had a lot less calories and fat. Want to try your own pairing? SkinnyPop wants to help you pair your favorite wine with a perfect popcorn partner. Use the handy tasting guide below to find your wine's popcorn pair.
Momtrends MVP’s: The Best Eye Cream
If I asked you to detail your daily skin care routine, would eye cream be at the top of your list? Is it on your list at all? If not, it’s probably time to test out a new product or two for your regimen. Don’t worry. Momtrends has you covered with our top picks for the best eye ...read more
Amazon Cyber Monday Beauty Deals
Its hard to believe the holidays are here! At Momtrends, we love a good deal, and we love to share. Since we know you don't have oodles of time to sift through emails, we did the work for you and put together our list of favorites from Amazon's Cyber Monday Beauty sale. 8 Best ...read more
Skin Perfected with the Le Mieux Ultrasonic Facial Tool
No lie – I love a good skincare gadget, but I’m pretty particular about what makes the cut. First and foremost, it has to work. It has to do something for my skin that is worth the time to use the device and the money to buy it in the first place. Second, I really hate products ...read more
SkinnyPop has six different flavors to choose from include Original, Salt & Pepper, White Cheddar, Naturally Sweet, as well as two new flavors - Jalapeno and Dusted Dark Chocolate. I couldn't find the Dusted Dark Chocolate where I shop, but that's definitely next on my to-taste list. I think it will go nicely with a glass of my favorite bold red.....
I hadn't tried SkinnyPop before but it was definitely tasty. And I love that it doesn't have artificial ingredients, flavors or preservatives and is free of GMOs, MSG, dairy, peanuts, soy, tree nuts and gluten.
So, cheers, ladies - and nom nom!
Momtrends was not paid for this post.