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One of the most common “filler” foods for dieters all over the world is fat free popcorn.  It’s like 2 points for 4 cups of it and if you eat it one piece at a time, it lasts longer!  At least that’s what I hear from all my WW peeps.

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But I can get burnt out on popcorn really fast.  It just starts tasting like lightly salted cardboard after a while.  I need a little more flavor and a LOT more options to be satisfied with popcorn.  As much as I like butter and salt, there are other spices in the world that can provide a flavor burst too.  I’ve seen a lot of recipes lately for flavored popcorn and it just looks delicious.  It makes complete sense to flavor your own popcorn!  You know what you want flavor-wise, you know what’s going on it and you can flavor it differently according to everyone’s desired tastes.

So here’s a recipe from Weight Watchers Online that looked tasty.  I’m definitely trying it soon!  Also, all the pictures link to their own recipes from other blogs, so make sure to click on a few different ones that strike your fancy.  Or… make your own, send me a picture and the recipe and I’ll post it up here!  Popcorn will never be monotonous again.

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Parmesan-Thyme Popcorn
Servings: 4 (2 cups)
PointPlus Per Serving: 2

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 3 PP
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 8 cups plain air-popped popcorn, 6 PP
  • 2 sprays cooking spray

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Directions
1. In a small bowl, mix together cheese, thyme, garlic powder and salt.

2. Place hot popcorn in a serving bowl and coat with cooking spray; sprinkle with cheese mixture, tossing all the while, until well coated.