July 28, 2009

This summer, one of our local movie theaters has a Summer Movie Camp, where Wednesday 10 am movies are $1.  Yup, you read that right, $1.  And not just for the kids, but whatever adults and family members go with them.  Love that.  So my nearly-seven-year-old son and the babysitter head over there every Wednesday morning to catch the newest movie.

Halfway through the movie, the mid-morning munchies hit and they want something to munch on, but movie theater popcorn tends to be too salty sometimes, not to mention the extra oil.  Cooking Light to the rescue!  I happened to stumble on this recipe for Caramel Popcorn a few weeks ago, and along with granola bars and the occasional trail mix, the homemade popcorn has been a new favorite of theirs.

Super simple to make, with only about 120 calories and 3.6 grams of fat per serving, it's a light snack that packs all the flavor you want, without the added guilt.  We store it in an airtight container, and then they just transfer a little bit to a sandwich bag or lunch bag before heading out. 

Heading on a summer road trip?  This makes a great, tasty treat to tote along.  And with the holidays (gulp!) not too far off, this is another wonderful gift giving idea.  Happy munching!

See the recipe for Caramel Popcorn here .

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