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Calories in Homemade and Microwave Popcorn

This Photo Shows What 180 Calories of Packaged vs. Homemade Popcorn Looks Like

🍿Popcorn vs. Popcorn🍿🍿 ⠀ Double your popcorn for the same calories?!🍿 ⠀ Here we have: LEFT Shop bought RIGHT Homemade ⠀ Have you ever made popcorn at home? Not only is it a healthier alternative to shop bought, it can be far lower in calories, so you get far more volume for the same amount of calories! If you don't have a popcorn maker, you can make it in a saucepan! ⠀ Some low calorie toppings are salt, cinnamon, chilli, sweetener etc. If you have a lovely homemade popcorn recipe, please☺️share with us below!♥️🍿 Francesca x ⠀ #beforeandafter #popcorn #iifym #macros #weightlossjourney #veganfood #slimmingworld #transformation #fruit #weightloss #diet #nutrition #fitnessmotivation #fitness #fitfam #plantbased #protein #vegetarian #vegan #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #healthy #bbg #eatclean #glutenfree #foodie #snack

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It's no secret that lots of microwaveable and store-bought popcorn is loaded with sodium and butter, and like most snacks, the homemade version is much healthier. To break down just how much of a difference there is, Instagram account Calorie Fixes shared a helpful visual. This side-by-side photo shows what 180 calories of popcorn looks for store-bought popcorn and what 180 calories looks like for homemade popcorn. No surprise here — you get more than double the amount of homemade popcorn for the same number of calories!

When you pop your own kernels on the stove, in the microwave, or in a popcorn maker, you're starting from scratch and can add whatever you want. A cup of air-popped popcorn only has 31 calories, and with one tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt, a cup is only 90 calories. A bag of microwave popcorn can have almost 400 calories. So whether you're keeping it savory or opting for a sweet snack by adding honey, ginger, and lemon, the low-calorie seasoning possibilities for homemade popcorn are nearly endless.

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