What’s your snacky, junk food weakness?
Mine is barbecue chips. Especially the Kettle Cooked kind with the salty, sweet, and smoky mesquite BBQ flavor. MMM.
I can’t buy them though because I eat a rather unhealthy and worrisome amount any time I get my hands on some.
I avert my eyes and scurry past them when I get to the snack food aisle. Basically the same technique I use when I see someone from high school that I only kinda, sorta knew.
It’s hard not to cave to the craving sometimes.
In an attempt to promote better health for myself, I decided to experiment one night with BBQ popcorn to see if it would satisfy my BBQ chip craving.
I always have corn kernels on hand and I just happened to have all the spices I thought would work so I popped to it. #cornypopcornjokes Ok, I’ll stop now. :)
The end result was the perfect blend of salty, sweet, and smoky and totally satisfying! Too good to keep to myself and definitely blog-worthy.
I’m curious – what’s your snack kryptonite? Are there any healthier alternatives that could still be satisfying? Leave a comment and let me know!
BBQ Air-Popped Popcorn
1 T. smoked paprika
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. onion powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. sugar
1/2 c. uncooked corn kernels
Oil spray (Olive oil is preferable but canola will work also.)
In a small container, stir (or shake if you have a lid) the smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and sugar. Cook the kernels in an air-popper according to directions. Spray the popcorn with a little oil spray, sprinkle on some of the BBQ seasoning, then give it another quick spritz. (This helps the seasoning stick to the popcorn.) Toss the popcorn and repeat until completely coated. Continue to stir and repeat until the popcorn has been coated. Enjoy!