Garlic Parmesan Popcorn Mix

Popcorn is absolutely my snack addiction. I can basically finish an entire bag of any kind of popcorn in one sitting… who am I?! I’m talking sweet and salty popcorn, plain salted popcorn and my all time favorite cheesy popcorn. Ya feel me?

Anyways, I wanted to make my own little popcorn snack mix that’s perfect for snacking on when I pay attention to the serving size. Chia seeds and peptias add some healthy fats and remember popcorn is a whole grain! Try this out for your next road trip or Netflix binge.

P.S. SkinnyPop is looking to share some new, healthy recipes, so be sure to keep an eye out in case this recipe gets featured on one of their summer recipe cards. Fingers crossed!


Garlic Parmesan Popcorn Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 bag microwavable popcorn (3 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup pretzels, broken into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp pepitas
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions

Make popcorn according to package directions. Set aside in a large bowl. Stir in the pretzel pieces and pepitas. In a small bowl, melt butter. Stir in chia seeds, garlic powder, Parmesan and salt. Pour butter over the popcorn mixture. Top with dried parsley. Enjoy!

Number of servings: 4 | Serving size: 1 1/2 cups
Calories: 200, total fat: 12 g, total carbohydrates: 18 g, dietary fiber: 4 g, sugars: 0 g, protein: 6 g

What is your favorite popcorn combo? Tell me below!

Raquel

Healthy Snacks On-The-Go

It seems like every weekend I’m traveling or running all over the city. I’m known for keeping multiple snacks on me at all times. I’m always worried I’ll be stuck somewhere with no healthy snack options! While it is possible to pick up good options on the run I like to be prepared ahead of time. Here I have listed for you the best and simplest healthy snacks for when you’re on-the-go. Don’t forget your water bottle to stay hydrated during your trip!

If you forget to pack snacks – no worries! Don’t be tempted by the sugar-filled, sodium-loaded snacks staring you down in the aisles of a convenience store. Go for snack bars with less then 10 g sugar and at least 3 g protein or a nut mix with dried fruit. Also, many times there is a small refrigerated section with veggies and dip, yogurt, and fruit which gives you some great options.

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks On-The-Go

  1. Whole fruit or dried fruit
  2. Nuts/seeds or nut butter
  3. Snack bars
  4. Veggies or edamame
  5. Hummus
  6. Low fat cheese
  7. Granola or popcorn
  8. Hard boiled eggs
  9. Greek or skyr yogurt
  10. Dark chocolate

My favorite healthy on-the-go snack recipe is my Goji-Go Trail Mix. My favorite Siggi’s right now is Pumpkin & Spice, obviously. What’s your favorite snack? Tell me below!

Raquel