Sunday, November 11, 2012
Kids and Nannies Love Popcorn!
I have joined an online weight loss group with several other nannies. For late night cravings one participant suggested eating popcorn as a no-fat, low-calorie snack. But, when I went to the grocery store and looked at the labels on the microwave popcorn all the products in the popcorn aisle have both fat and sodium added to the products. I searched online and found a great alternative to pre-packaged microwave popcorn with the Catamount Glass Microwave Corn Popper.
I originally purchased the 2.5-quart Catamount Corn Popper, which is too large for my tiny apartment microwave. So, I went back to amazon.com and purchased the one-quart Catamount Glass Microwave Corn Popper to use with my small microwave and I am using the 2.5-quart corn popper at my nanny job, since the kids love popcorn too.
Both sizes of the Catamount Microwave Corn Popper are simple to use. There is no need to add oil or butter! Simply put a small amount of popcorn on the bottom of the glass popper and put on the silicone lid. Stick it in the microwave for two-minutes to three-minutes (depending on the wattage of your microwave) and you quickly have healthy, great tasting popcorn.
If you would like to add a little butter or margarine to the popcorn simply put some on top of the silicone lid and it will melt onto the popcorn while popping.
The Catamount Corn Popper is both microwave and dishwasher safe. It's easier than using an air popper. If you have a small microwave I recommend using the one-quart size Catamount Corn Popper and for homes with large microwaves the 2.5-quart glass popper is a great product.