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Brown Bag Popcorn - Make your own version of microwave popcorn using simple ingredients in a brown paper lunch bag. A quick healthy snack!
I consider myself a huge Prince fan and I recently noticed that his former wife Mayte Garcia has written a book The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince, so I decided to check and see if there was an audio version available and it was. I quickly downloaded the book using the Audible app on my phone so that I could listen to it throughout the day. I enjoy listening to audiobooks and podcast while I am working on things during the day or riding in the car. It makes me feel like I am accomplishing more and using my time wisely.
Back to talking about the book. It was soooo good. It took me all of two days to finish 9 hours and 7-minute book. I laughed, I cried, and I was surprised at some of the things that she revealed about her relationship with the purple rocker in the book. I do not feel as though she used the book as an opportunity to slam Prince’s character, but she did reveal some truths about their relationship and what ultimately ended it. If you get a chance to check it out, then I would encourage you to do so.
This book also triggered me to spend a little time watching a movie with Prince in it or two and of course, that requires a good snack, which has to be popcorn. Now prepackaged popcorn is great and there are some really good brands on the market, but I like the idea of controlling what is in my food and with popcorn, I find that less is more. Plus you can make your own brown bag popcorn for pennies. I purchased a big bag of organic popcorn kernels for less than $3 and a pack of 50 brown bags for $0.50; with those two items, alone I will be able to have popcorn for a while versus buying a box of microwave popcorn with a limited number of packs for at least $5.00. With those savings alone, it is totally worth it!
Brown Bag Popcorn
- 1 lunch brown paper bag
- ¼ cup popcorn kernels
- 1 teaspoon olive oil or melted butter
- 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Add the popcorn kernels into the brown paper bag and fold the top of the bag over two times, pressing the fold so that it is tight against the bag.
- Place into the microwave upright and heat for 2 to 2 ½ minutes or until there is a 3-second pause between pops.
- Carefully remove the bag from the microwave once the popcorn has finished popping, open up the bag, and pour in the olive oil, nutritional yeast, and salt.
- Close the bag and shake to distribute the ingredients. Open the bag and Enjoy!
*All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Got any comments, questions, or other Brown Bag Popcorn ideas? Share them in the comments below!
Oh wow what a good idea. Microwave popcorn has a bad reputation for not being all that good for you but is sooooo easy. But this is too and sans the health risks. Very good!!
Exactly!! Making it this way is so easy and you also get to control what goes into it. I was skeptical at first, but this is my new way to make microwave popcorn 🙂
I love popcorn. Whenever my Mother I get together we don’t eat dinner we munch on different tops of popcorn. She cooks it on the stove and adds different flavors to different batches. But when I get home I have no way of getting my popcorn fix. I have yet to find a microwave popcorn that I really love, I don’t know why but I just don’t trust the prepackaged bags. Then you write this post solving all of my popcorn problems. I love Prince also, I have to get this book, Prince was one very talented man. When I see documentaries on him it’s always mind blowing.
You have to check this book out, it is really good. I don't trust pre-packaged popcorn either, most of it is full of ingredients that I can't even pronounce. This is a much better option and so easy!
This is amazing! I love popcorn more than anything, as you know. I don't like microwave popcorn from the store. I like Cassidy's stovetop but every time I try that, or even my air popper, I fail!
This seems no-fail.
I'd be curious to read Mayte Garcia's book!
The book is so good! I don't have much success with stovetop popcorn either and that is why I like this option so much better...less mess and is so no-fail.
Okay, I totally want to read the book!! And the kids and I are about to make the popcorn right now!! 🙂
I always make it on the stove, so this a treat (FREE TIME) for me.
Thanks for sharing.
And apparently my (youngest) daughter knew you could do this, but never let me in on this!! Thank you for the extra free time. It's in the microwave now.
LOL!!! She has been holding out on you all this time 😀
It is such a good read or listen because the audio book is read by Mayte and her emotion really comes through in certain parts. This way is so much easier and less mess to clean up than stovetop popcorn 😉
The audiobook sounds really good, and I love popcorn 🙂
I love popcorn too and it is a really good read!
This is a great idea. I will try this as a fun snack option.
Please do...this is a really good snack to give a try!