6 Surprising Popcorn Flavor Boosters
By Ali Struhs
January is National Popcorn month. Celebrate by thinking past greasy movie-theatre style popcorn and try a serving of Jenny Craig Kettle Corn or White Cheddar Popcorn. It’s an easy, light snack that’s perfect for when you need a little crunch! You can even customize with savory or sweet additions. Skip the butter and salt and try these 6 surprising ways to jazz up your Jenny Craig popcorn.
1. Cinnamon Vanilla Kettle Corn
To enhance the sweet flavor of kettle corn, add a dash of cinnamon and vanilla for a warm, comforting snack. Toss kettle corn, a teaspoon of melted coconut oil, ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon and a ¼ teaspoon of vanilla until evenly coated. Slice up an apple to accompany your popcorn for a snack that’s reminiscent of apple pie.
2. Pumpkin Kettle Corn
Did you know pumpkin packs a nutritional punch? It’s loaded with Vitamin A and fiber. Try adding this nutritious puree to your kettle corn to make it taste just like pumpkin pie. Empty a bag of Jenny Craig Kettle Corn into a bowl and mix in a spoonful of pureed pumpkin. Coat the popcorn evenly and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice or a mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg to taste over the popcorn before enjoying.
3. Rosemary Kettle Corn
The sweet and slightly salty taste of kettle corn pairs well with a hint of rosemary. To make this savory twist on kettle corn, use one serving of Jenny Craig Kettle Corn with a teaspoon of olive oil and a ¼ teaspoon of dried rosemary. Toss and enjoy!
4. Spicy White Cheddar
Feeling spicy? Whip up this hot popcorn with chili seasoning and Jenny Craig White Cheddar Popcorn. Simply toss one serving of popcorn with a teaspoon of olive oil and a ¼ teaspoon of chili seasoning (or add seasoning to taste). Chili powder contains capsaicin, which can boost your metabolism. For extra zest, squeeze fresh lime juice over the popcorn before serving.
5. Basil Pesto White Cheddar
For a light appetizer that you can even serve to guests, try combining Jenny Craig White Cheddar popcorn with basil pesto. Finely chop a handful of basil in a food processor and add a teaspoon of olive oil to make a light pesto. Spoon over white cheddar popcorn and toss.
6. Garlic-Chive White Cheddar Popcorn
Make a savory snack to replace your favorite flavor of potato chips! Combine white cheddar popcorn with a teaspoon of olive oil, a ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, and a ¼ teaspoon fresh or dried chives.