OK, so you've got a craving for chips, that crunch, but you're tired of pork rinds...... What do you do?
Eat some popcorn.
When I first started Mike's Carb-Check Diet, I assumed popcorn would be taboo, but it's really not that bad and WAY better than any kind of chip when it comes to carbs! Popcorn popped in oil carries about 6 grams of carbs per cup. That's very do-able if you've behaved all day.
The classic of course is buttered popcorn and a little salt. That's good, but try this:
Mike's 'Hot Parm Popcorn'
- 1/3 cup popcorn
- 3 Tablespoons canola oil
- 1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese
- Several dashes of Louisiana Hot Sauce
- Kosher salt to taste
Pour the canola oil into a 3 quart or so pan that's been heated up over medium-high heat. Pour in the popcorn kernels, the Parmesan cheese and the Louisiana Hot Sauce. Cover and let that heat do it's thing, gently shake and remove from heat once the popping stops. Pour all that popped goodness into a large bowl and salt lightly. I suggest lightly, because the parm and the hot sauce already have a salty element to them. That parm and hot sauce takes that popcorn up to a whole nuther level! It's a nuther does of YUM! It will be tough to eat just one cup of that corn......