I love popcorn! In fact, it’s one of the highlights of at home movie nights with my daughter and step daughter. We measure the coconut oil, the kernels, and wait for the popping to start and they get so excited. Taking five minutes to make homemade popcorn is not only a fun experience with your minis but it is also a way you can protect yourself and your kids from harmful chemicals.
The bag almost all microwave popcorn varieties come in is lined with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). This chemical is the same toxic stuff found in teflon pans. It stays in the environment and in the human body for long periods of time. This chemical, when heated, has been linked to infertility, cancer and other diseases. The EPA lists this substance as a carcinogen. *it was one of the first things my father was told to stay away from as he fought stage 3 colon cancer*
Popular brands of instant popcorn still use trans fat, which is considered one of the most deadly fats available because it is associated with 20,000 heart attacks a year. Proply Gallate and TBHQ (tertiary butylhydro quinone) are two ingredients present in your microwaved popcorn bags. These are linked to all sorts of health issues like skin rashes, adhd, dizziness, dermatitis, stomach issues and breathing problems.
How to make delicious, healthy popcorn at home?
you will need
1/2 cup organic popcorn kernels (non-gmo)
3 tablespoons organic coconut oil
himalayan pink salt (sea salt or celtic salt)
hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds
butter or vegan butter melted is optional
one large pot with cover
place oil in pot over medium heat. i usually take a few kernels and add those as well, once they start popping you will know the oil is hot enough! then pour the rest of the kernels in and cover. i usually shake the pot back and forth carefully here and there to distribute the oil evenly and continue doing so as the kernels pop. (watch for your children's faces to light up during this time"
wait until the popping slows and remove from heat. at this time you can add salt and of course butter is optional. we like to add melted vegan butter. i then top with my favorite superfood seeds of choice.
***another great recipe, you can add cacao nibs and coconut sugar for a sweet healthy popcorn treat and mix it up!