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Southwestern Popcorn

Note: This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1 bag of light microwave popcorn
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
Equipment and supplies:
  • Microwave
  • Measuring spoons
  • 1 large bowl
Directions:
  1. Cook the popcorn according to the package directions.
  2. Carefully open the popcorn bag when popping is done.
  3. Add all of the spices to the bag.
  4. Roll the top of the bag closed and shake for 30 seconds.
  5. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl and enjoy!

Serves: 6

Serving size: 1-1/2 cups

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

60 calories
2g protein
1g fat
0g sat. fat
11g carbohydrate
2g fiber
0mg cholesterol
80mg sodium
0g sugars

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

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