JOLLY TIME Popcorn Makes a Healthy Snack and Happy Family
With the polar vortex creating countless snow days how are your kids surviving the long days stuck indoors? More importantly, how are you surviving? A snow day brings to mind thoughts of sleeping in, sledding and hot cocoa. But let’s be honest, there is usually no sleeping in with young kids, and under these polar vortex conditions, sledding in 20 below zero is definitely out the question. So what’s a parent to do to keep the kids happy?
As a kid I loved those special days stuck at home with my family. We’d cuddle up playing games, solving puzzles, watching movies and fixing our favorite comfort foods and snacks. Now as a parent I’ve continued the tradition with my kids and hope they look back on these snow day experiences with a smile too. The movies and games may have changed but our favorite snack still remains the same: popcorn!
There is no better snack to enjoy on snow days, movie nights or any day really than popcorn. Since I was a kid JOLLY TIME has provided our family a tasty, affordable snack we all enjoy. I appreciate that JOLLY TIME Pop Corn is a whole grain, gluten free snack made with non-GMO popcorn. Full of antioxidants and dietary fiber, popcorn has been a great go-to snack for generations.
If you are still working hard on those healthy resolutions, first let me say “Way to go!” and second, you will be thrilled to know that JOLLY TIME provides the perfect healthy snack with its new Butter and Butter Light Microwave Pop Corn. Made with the Smart Balance unique blend of oils, with zero grams of trans fat naturally and absolutely no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, JOLLY TIME Butter and Butter Light Pop Corn is a delicious snack to keep you on your healthy track.
And popcorn can be enjoyed in many ways such as trail mix, popcorn balls and snack bars. For a savory treat, pop up some magic with this family-fun recipe:
Makes about 2 dozen
20 cups popped JOLLY TIME® Blast O’ Butter Microwave Pop Corn
1 cup mild molasses
1 cup agave syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Place popcorn in large bowl. Mix remaining ingredients in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir about 8 minutes.
Pour hot molasses mixture over popcorn; toss quickly, until popcorn is well coated.
Using wet or buttered hands, press coated popcorn into a ½-cup measuring cup, creating crisp cakes. Unmold onto wax paper-lined baking sheets; cool completely.
For more recipes and inspiration, check out JOLLY TIME Pop Corn on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/jollytimepops/. I’m looking forward to trying some of these out with my daughters on our next snow day. Cooking together is a great way to make learning fun and tasty!
About JOLLY TIME® Pop Corn
The American Pop Corn Company of Sioux City, Iowa, is an independent and family-owned company that, for nearly 100 years, has produced and marketed JOLLY TIME Pop Corn, the first-ever branded popcorn. JOLLY TIME offers a variety of traditional and microwave popcorn products in grocery stores nationwide and in nearly 40 countries around the globe. It has the only microwave popcorn endorsed by Weight Watchers®, in addition to the only microwave popcorn made with the Smart Balance® patented blend of oils. JOLLY TIME Pop Corn is gluten free and is made using GMO-free popcorn.
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Emily is also very active in the local MOMS CLUB. The mother of two girls, ages 7 and 4, Emily also cares for her lovable old shih Tzu, a frisky kitty and a flock of egg-laying chickens. Originally from Wisconsin, Emily transplanted to Pacific Northwest after college to be with the handsome, sweet guy she met on Spring Break. They have now been married for 10 years. Emily hates housecleaning, loves wine and enjoys dining out. She would love to find a cure for the depression and anxiety she has dealt with on and off since early adulthood, just like me. She is an amazing mom and friend. You can follow Emily on Twitter @EastSeattleMama.