Movies and popcorn go hand in hand, so it’s a no-brainer to serve the crunchy snack at your Oscars viewing party this Sunday. But don’t go making a box of that artificially flavored, 99 percent fat-free, microwave popcorn! Pop it from scratch. Making your own popcorn is healthier (1 cup of air-popped corn comes in at just 31 calories) because you control what goes into the final product.
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Mix and match spices, oils, and sweeteners to your liking -- don’t be afraid to get creative! The best part? You can say goodbye to that fake butter flavor and sugar hangovers from processed kettle corn. These 8 healthy popcorn recipes amp up the flavor without weighing you down, and are sure to make you the star of the night. (At least in the eyes of your party guests.)
From Pastry Affair
A basic, blank slate for stovetop popcorn—dress it up any way you’d like!
From Cookie + Kate
The dark chocolate and chili powder combination is smoky and complex.
From With Style & Grace
This chili popcorn has a bite, thanks to the lime zest.
From 80 Twenty
Take your popcorn to France by sprinkling on some herbs de Provence.
From 24 Carrot Life
A sweet, salty treat worthy enough of anyone’s cravings.