Sometimes when life gets a little stressful, you just need to sit down and have a snack. However, most snacks are unhealthy, but popcorn can actually be a great, tasty low fat alternative.
That's as long as you don't load it up with butter or worse, sweet stuff like honey or other candies.
But when you snack on this stuff in its natural state, there are actually few calories per handful and almost no fat.
Just be mindful that corn is a carbohydrate and will trigger an insulin response, which you should really be working to reduce, because being overweight is not good but being pre-diabetic or type 2 diabetic is definitely not OK, as you probably already know.
You can add a tiny sprinkling of salt if you have to (it's better than sweet things, but go careful on the amount you use).
Better still, zest it up with some freshly ground black pepper (my favorite).
Choosing a Home Popcorn Maker
Here's a little something that can be added to your kitchen to make your life a little easier and more enjoyable.
How about getting yourself a great new home popcorn machine to make your own popcorn the easy way?
Well, there are loads to choose from and they all have their merits and drawbacks, but when you sit down and take a look at the selections available and check the many customer reviews, you'll find one that suits your needs perfectly.
How Much Can It Make?
The main thing to consider when deciding on the best choice for your needs is to look at the ability of the machine to make as much popcorn as you will be needing.
It should also be able to make as much as you need as efficiently as possible with the least amount of mess or cleaning up afterwards.
After all, you don't want to end up with an appliance that can't keep up with the demands of your family, or one that is so messy that you spend ages cleaning up after it has been used every time.
Hot Air Corn Poppers
Among the cleanest of the machines are the hot air corn poppers, as they don't use any messy stuff like butter, oil or margarine. They just use hot air to do the job with.
It's very efficient and returns an almost complete popped batch every time with absolutely no mess!
There are various models with varying output levels, so you really need to know how much you are going to need at peak times and go with the model that can satisfy that need.
Choose a Model that You Like
After that, the rest is up to your own aesthetic needs like matching the color coordination of your kitchen. And one that is a size that's not too large you can't put it away any place!
The best part is once you have bought your perfect domestic popcorn maker for your home, you can enjoy easily made and copious amounts of this great tasting snack anytime you want it.
And don't forget, it's quite a lot healthier than most other kinds of snack, if you really must eat snacks!
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Posted on March 8, 2015 in Diet and Nutrition | 0 Comments