I created this delicious Less Sugar Added Kettle Corn recipe as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars and SPLENDA® brand; all opinions are my own #SweetSwaps #SplendaSweeties
A little sweet, a little savory and a whole lot of crunch – Less Added Sugar Kettle Corn is perfect for a snack.
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It’s 4pm and my stomach is starting to growl for snack time. Oh, 4pm feels like the bewitching hour. I feel a little grumpy and can think of nothing but food. My lunch calories have long since gone, and my stomach is demanding food before my body provides me with more energy. Last year I reached for a bag of chips way too often. This year I am stomping that snack monster down by feeding it air popped popcorn turned into less added sugar kettle corn. Kettle corn is perfect for a snack. It takes care of both my sweet and savory snack craving. Winner, winner, popcorn snack. Ok, that doesn’t rhyme, but you get the idea.
With a small 4pm snack, I feel like I can make it until dinner and keep my New Year’s resolution of a healthy body and mind. Normally a cup of kettle corn has approximately 16 grams of sugar in it. That is more than half of your daily intake of sugar. Whoa! By swapping SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for granulated sugar, I can slash the sugar grams. (No, that doesn’t mean I eat more – cheeky response! I know you were thinking it.) I am really striving for balance in my life, work and food.
So far so good. Scratch that thinking – this is a lifetime change not so far so good, in other words I think I’ll blow it sooner or later. For once I don’t feel that way. I feel in control of food rather than food controlling me. It is rather empowering.
With this Less Sugar Kettle Corn, I am able to deal with both my salty and sweet cravings. SPLENDA® Sweeteners products are helping me achieve my goals. They have lots of other cool ideas to help you keep your New Year’s Resolution at Sweet Swaps. What is your favorite afternoon snack?
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Less Sugar Kettle Corn
- 8 cups air-popped popcorn
- 2 sprays of cooking spray
- 2 tsp. SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
Place popcorn in a large bowl. Spray once with cooking spray and toss to coat. Spray again and toss popcorn.
Stir in SPLENDA® and salt.
Pour all the popcorn and any salt and sugar into a cast-iron pan over medium heat.
Stir constantly until sugar just starts to melt.
Carefully pour into a bowl and enjoy
I calculated 2 Weight Watcher Smart points
Happy Healthy Eating,
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