It’s National Popcorn Day – Time to Get Popping!

Raise your hand if you love Popcorn!

This irresistible and simple snack dates back to Pre-Columbus indigenous times. According to Popcorn.Org, Natives in the West Indies used popcorn for food and decorations. The Aztecs wore popcorn necklaces in 1519 and writings from Peruvian Indians dating back to 1650 detail how they used popcorn.

PBS Food says popcorn showed up in the American Southwest over 2500 years ago. It started growing east of the Mississippi in the early 1800’s and today the Midwest is known as the Corn Belt.

Popcorn can be a healthy snack, especially if air popped. It’s easy to make and full of beneficial fiber and it’s a must have for movie and TV watching. And it is naturally dairy free!

If you want to top your popcorn and still stay dairy free, try melting coconut oil and spreading on top of the popcorn sprinkled with some nutritional yeast. Another great way, I think, to enjoy popcorn is tossed with hot sauce. Popcorn is easy to air pop and throw into baggies with nuts ,coconut pieces and dried fruit for an easy, healthy and portable snack.

What is your version of Dairy Free Popcorn? Share your thoughts and ideas below in our comment section. Here’s to a big bowl of Popcorn tonight – enjoy!

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