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Healthy snacks: Air-popped popcorn with pizzazz

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Air-popped popcorn has always been the healthier way to go when it comes to snacks. Popcorn is low in calories and touts health benefits such as fiber and zinc. Plain popcorn, however, it can get a very boring. So spice it up a bit! Add a variety of different ingredients to add zip and pizzazz to your popcorn.

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If you don’t have an air popping popcorn machine, it is easy enough to pop the kernels in the microwave. Place 1/3 cup of natural or raw kernels in a lunch-size brown paper bag. Twist the top of the bag lightly, so that steam can escape from the bag. Place the bag in the microwave and set on high setting. Cook for 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Some microwaves are quicker, so some experiments on timing may be necessary.

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