How to Pump Up Your Popcorn 4 Ways

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Today is National Popcorn Day. And, because no one loves popcorn more than we do (try our White Cheddar Popcorn, and you’ll understand why!), today we’re sharing our four favorite ways to make this delicious snack-time staple even tastier.

Helpful hint: mix your popcorn and sauces or seasonings together in a sealable sandwich bag or container that makes it easy to shake all of the ingredients together.

Cinnamon “Sugar” Popcorn
Craving something sweet? We’ve got you covered with this tasty treat that makes a perfect after-dinner dessert.

Ingredients:
2 cups plain popcorn
3 spritzes butter spray
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons all natural zero-calorie sweetener

Directions:
1. Mist popcorn with butter spray.
2. Toss with cinnamon and sweetener until coated.

Servings: Makes 1 serving
Counts As:
2 Extras on Nutrisystem

Hot Pop
This one is perfect for the popcorn fans who like it hot, hot, hot! Feeling daring? Add some cracked black pepper for even more of a kick.

Ingredients:
4 cups plain popcorn
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon Buffalo wing sauce
½ tablespoon fat-free ranch dressing

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, wing sauce and fat-free ranch dressing until well blended.
2. Pour sauce mixture over 4 cups of plain popcorn and toss to coat.

Servings: 2
Counts as: 3 Extras

Choco-Coconut Popcorn
Another one for the sweet lovers out there, this mouthwatering mix is perfect for calming sweet treat cravings.

Ingredients:
4 cups plain popcorn
1 tablespoon sugar free chocolate syrup
1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions:
Drizzle chocolate syrup over popcorn then sprinkle with coconut flakes.

Servings: Makes 2 servings
Counts as:
3 Extras

Cheesy Delight Popcorn
Move over movie theater popcorn—a healthier (and just as delicious) option is here!

Ingredients:
2 cups plain popcorn
3 spritzes butter spray
¼ cup grated low sodium Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons minced dried parsley

Directions:
1. Mist popcorn with butter spray.
2. Toss with cheese and spices.

Servings: Makes 1 serving
Counts As:
1 PowerFuel and 2 Extras