October 3, 2013

I used to buy microwave popcorn. How easy can it be to have a healthy snack? Pop the bag in the microwave, press a couple of buttons, and whoosh - a snack. You might burn your fingers pulling the bag apart, or sometimes you miscalculate on a new machine and the popcorn burns, leaving a gnarly back-of-the-throat smell in the air for what feels like days. But generally, it worked.

And then I started reading about that popcorn. How many chemicals laced the bag itself. How the microwaves changed the chemicals from bad to worse. Especially how bad it was for kids.

But I love popcorn - and so do my kids. So what to do? Enter the way I made popcorn when I was a kid. Simple, really. A pot (with a lid), vegetable oil, popcorn, and the optional (for some people) butter and salt to top it.

So easy even a kid can make it. Want to watch? Here's today's Tasty Thursday! Yeah, there's a pot to wash. Easier to wash the pot than to scrub the chemicals from your body.