'Cheesy' Popcorn

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'Cheesy' Popcorn
'Cheesy' Popcorn
Christie Ellis

'Cheesy' Popcorn

Much like broccoli florets drowning in a creamy dip, this "Cheesy" Popcorn is admittedly not an ideal choice nutritionally speaking, but it is delicious, satisfying, and made with real food, which is more than can be said for its microwaveable counterparts.

The key to its irresistible flavor? Nutritional yeast. Though common in vegan cuisine, this ingredient is not something most of us use every day. It's a deactivated yeast that is yellow in color, and it imparts a nutty, cheesy flavor when used as a condiment. It is low in fat and sodium and high in dietary fiber, protein, and B vitamins. In fact, the amount of nutritional yeast in a single serving of this prepared popcorn yields more than 100 percent of the recommended daily value of riboflavin, thiamin, and niacin. Combined with the dietary fiber inherent in the popcorn itself, it makes for a relatively healthy snack.

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4
Servings
218
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 Cup popcorn kernels, popped
  • 3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast, plus more to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

In a large bowl, pour the butter over the popcorn kernels and toss so that the butter is evenly distributed. Add the desired amount of nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper and toss once more.

Cheesy Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheesy Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
24%
Sugar
0.9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Protein
8g
16%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
121µg
13%
Vitamin B12
6µg
98%
Vitamin B6
7mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.3%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
6mg
1%
Fiber
5g
20%
Folate (food)
4µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
0.6µg
0.1%
Folic acid
180µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
37mg
9%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
42mg
100%
Phosphorus
49mg
7%
Polyunsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Potassium
47mg
1%
Riboflavin (B2)
7mg
100%
Sodium
104mg
4%
Thiamin (B1)
7mg
100%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
18%

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