Popcorn is a great low calorie snack when it is prepared without cooking oils and not served with butter. A fast and easy way to pop popcorn without the added fat and calories of cooking oil is to pop it in an air popper. A lot of people (including me) are not happy with the flavor of plain air popped popcorn so we reach for the salt. The problem with air popped popcorn is that the salt does not stick to the popcorn and you don't get the salty flavor you were looking for. People have tried spraying water on the popcorn to make the salt stick (soggy popcorn), adding other flavorings like chilly powder etc. Non of these methods did much for me. I needed a better way to may my popcorn taste good.
Salty Air Popped Popcorn (A Dream Realized)
I have found the best way to make my popcorn salty is to use salt that is in a powder form. Does this mean you need to find a obscure source for powdered salt? NO! For the purpose of salting your popcorn salt can be transformed into a powdery state by simply blending it in a normal kitchen blender. Even better than that you can blend 3/4 cup of salt and leave in a container for later use on your popcorn. No need to whip out the blender every time you want to have a little popcorn.
No only will you be avoiding the cooking oil from a calorie standpoint, making popcorn in an air popper is fast and cheap. You can buy popcorn in bulk bags instead of individually wrapped in microwave bags.