Why two faces? Can't you decide, devilish or healthy? It is really up to you, loyal reader. The number of microwave popcorn choices is staggering.
Microwave popcorn is a fast and easy snack that can be quite satisfying. I chose to write about the microwave version because it seems to be the most popular. There are SO many brands and types that it would take me a few pages to really discuss all of them. So, here are a few things I have learned that I believe are important:
- 94% fat free is much less in calories - for 3.5 cups of popcorn it is about 130 calories.
- With butter - for 3.5 cups is 240 calories. If you are dieting, I would avoid this option, though it probably tastes better than the fat free version.
- Kettle corn - sometimes has Sucralose instead of sugar (probably to keep the calories down). I would avoid Sucralose for kids.
So, I would recommend small bags of the 94% fat free version to have a reasonable snack for a smiley face. If you eat a large bag (7 cups) of the "with butter" version you are looking at 480 calories, which is a very high calorie snack.
Choose the one with the least calories that tastes good to you.