Popcorn is synonymous with home movies and going to the movies and is many people’s go-to snack, whether you’re watching a film at home or on the big screen you need to know what you are eating and if store-bought popcorn is a keto-friendly treat.
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WHAT ARE THE CARBS IN POPCORN?
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, one cup of air-popped popcorn contains 6.2 grams of carbs, 1.2 grams of fiber (5 grams net carb).
Can you have popcorn on keto diet? Here are the nutrition facts for 1 cup of plain air-popped popcorn:
- Calories: 31
- Total carbohydrate: 6.2g
- Fiber: 1.2g
- Protein: 1g
- Sodium: 0.6mg
- Total fat: 0.4g
- Total sugar: 0.1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Is popcorn keto?
You are probably wondering? Can you eat popcorn on keto? Popcorn is low in calories and carbs, so yes, you can technically fit popcorn into your keto diet. It can become a non-keto snack, depending on what you top it up with.
Popcorn is technically a whole grain when eaten plain, it’s low in both sugars and fat and does contain a small amount of fiber — so overall, yes, it’s considered a low carb keto snack.
When following a low carb diet you need to know the list of 'treat foods' you can consume while sticking to a low carb life. Read on to find out why I prefer using my keto popcorn recipe.
How to make low-carb popcorn
Our homemade keto popcorn recipe is crispy, crunchy and seriously yummy, and tastes like cheese puffs. After you taste these you won’t believe how low in carbs they are. This recipe from Yummy Keto Cooking is made with just 2 or 3 ingredients, it’s easy to make and delicious in taste. This cheesy keto popcorn recipe can be enjoyed with friends and a nice mug of keto coffee.
Keto Popcorn Ingredients
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- ⅓ tsp sea salt
- 2/4 tsp sweet corn extract, optional
Step by step instructions
- Preheat your oven to 350 Fahrenheit (175 Celsius)
- Place a baking sheet on a baking tray.
- Cut the cheese into small cubes and place them in a bowl. Let the cheese dry out for at least 24 hours by leaving them in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
- On the following day, take them out and sprinkle the sea salt and the sweet corn and blend the mixture.
- Bake them in the oven for 5-10 minutes until they look puffy.
- After taking them out of the oven, leave them to cool down before serving.
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Preheat your oven to 350 Fahrenheit (175 Celsius)
Place a baking sheet on a baking tray.
Cut the cheese into small cubes and place them in a bowl. Let the cheese dry out for at least 24 hours by leaving them in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
On the following day, take them out and sprinkle the sea salt and the sweet corn and blend the mixture.
Bake them in the oven for 5-10 minutes until they look puffy.
After taking them out of the oven, leave them to cool down before serving. Enjoy!
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