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Cheesy Ranch Popcorn

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Most people don't realize that popcorn is a whole grain, which means it's full of fiber. Two quick additions to a low-fat bag of popped corn are all you need to add an extra burst of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 (2.9-ounce) bag butter-flavored 94% fat-free microwave popcorn
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix

Nutrition Information

  • calories 51
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 1.5 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 7.5 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 2 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 222 mg
  • calcium 28 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pop popcorn according to package directions. Place popcorn in a large bowl. Lightly coat popcorn with cooking spray, and toss well; repeat.

  2. Combine cheese and dressing mix; sprinkle over popcorn, tossing well. Serve immediately.

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  4. Young Chefs can:

  5. Pour cooled popcorn into large bowl

  6. Sprinkle cheese mixture over popcorn

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  8. Older Chefs can:

  9. Coat popcorn with cooking spray

  10. Measure cheese, and combine cheese-dressing mixture