02/28/2014 03:34 EST | Updated 02/28/2014 03:59 EST

Healthy Snacks: Easy Popcorn Recipes To Eat All Week

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The Oscars are just around the corner and if you're in the mood for snacks, we're thinking popcorn. And sure, you can head to the store and buy every type of flavoured popcorn, but what what about whipping up your own batch at home?

Cooking with your own kernels won't only make your recipes healthier, but you can mix popcorn with everything from lime juice to hot sauce. Popcorn has often been referred to as the perfect diet snack: it fills you up and doesn't have too many calories. And while some stay away from chemicals or the taste that come with microwavable popcorn bags, there are old-fashioned ways to pop your own corn.

And with the right ingredients, this fibre-filled snack can be the perfect appetizer during your Oscar party or keep you company as you snuggle on the couch.

In case you missed it, last week we packed cauliflower.


Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.

  • Kernels
  • Whey butter
  • Chili powder
  • Lime
  • Citric acid
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil
  • Herbs
  • Garlic cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Dark chocolate
  • Chipotle chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Caramel
  • Heavy whipping cream
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Monday: Chili Lime Popcorn

If you love eating chili and lime on corn on the cob, you'll love this homemade seasoning recipe. Get the full recipe from Kitchen Heals Soul here.

Tuesday: Herbs And Sea Salt Popcorn

This salted popcorn is made with smoked sea salt — fancy! Get the full recipe from 80 Twenty here.

Wednesday: Cinnamon Popcorn

A sweet take on a salty snack. Get the full recipe from here.

Thursday: Coconut Curry Popcorn

If you have a curry craving, you may be able to fulfill it (temporarily) with this popcorn recipe. Get the full recipe from Babble here.

Friday: Dark Chocolate Chipotle Popcorn

Not only will this recipe tickle your taste buds, but you're vegan friends will like it as well. Get the full recipe from Domesticate Me here.

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