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Crunchy, salty and healthy!

Who likes salty crunchy snacks? Who doesn’t!

Did you know that the densest known source of calories by weight is potato chips? Seriously, if you’re trying to summit Everest, this is the best thing to pack. If you’re trying to lose weight and be healthy, not such a good idea.

But fear not, here is a cool recipe for a crunchy, salty snack that is totally healthy and delicious.

We start with popcorn. You don’t want microwave popcorn due to perfluorooctanoic acid.  Trust me, bad thing.

Of course you don’t want packaged or movie popcorn, way too much bad fat and salt.

Air popped is reasonable but not tasty unless you pour on tons of butter and salt.11740816782378p

Get some good quality organic popcorn and an old fashioned Whirly-Popper. These are available in kitchen supply stores or online and they work great.

Next get some Lite-Salt and xylitol.  Lite-Salt is potassium and sodium.  Xylitol is a healthy sugar substitute  Separately blend about a cup of each in your blender with no liquid for about a minute. They will form a fine powder.  Store each in separate containers.

Take 1 – 2 tsp macadamia nut oil or coconut oil and use to place a thin coat on the bottom of the popper.  Add 1/2 cup popcorn and 2 tsp Lite-Salt.

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Heat on a high flame and turn the stirring paddle for 2 minutes. Once popping starts, quickly pour in 1/2 cup of xylitol and continue stirring until popping stops.

Ta-Da! You’ve got ‘kettle corn’ but without excess fat, salt or sugar. Try and it and please comment on the taste. It might become a new addiction.

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