Saturday, October 27, 2007

October is National Popcorn Month


Some Dr.'s are anti popcorn but it's OK on my plan. I have it a couple of times a month and definitely at the movies ;) I was cleared for all foods as tolerated at 8 weeks but I did hold out till about 4 months for popcorn. As always heed the advice of your medical posse.

Popcorn facts:

Popcorn is a whole grain.

Popcorn is a good source of fiber.

Air-popped popcorn has only 31 calories per cup. Oil-popped is only 55 per cup.

Corn is one of the world's healthiest foods


Looking to spice up your popcorn?

Garlic powder
Parmesan cheese
Thyme
Cumin
Oregano
Dry taco seasoning mix
Greek Seasoning
Dry ranch-style seasoning mix
Lemon pepper
Basil
Marjoram
Crushed rosemary
Summer savory
Sage
Fennel
Cinnamon
Nutmeg

My favorite is Parmesan cheese, Garlic powder, and Oregano.

I buy the Orville Redenbacher Smart Pop 100 calorie mini bags. One bag has 100 calories, 2 grams of fat, 4 grams of dietary fiber, and 3 grams of protein.

2 comments:

Brandy said...

I've read a lot of RNY'ers say that popcorn is a no after surgery, do you find this to be no problem for you? I'd love the opportunity to have popcorn again.
Thanks,

Michelle said...

Hi Brandy,

Check with your Dr. Everyone has a different view.

Some say yes (great snack, low calorie, whole grain, fiber) some say no (carby snack food leads to other snacking, might get stuck, kernels in a new pouch)

I eat it. Maybe twice a month. If you are a frequent reader of the blog you know I am pretty carb-o-phobic too. I think popcorn is a great whole grain, low calorie snack. Are there better food choices? Sure, but nothing goes better with a movie.

Do I physically have issues eating it? Nope. I didn't have it till about 4 months though. Those first few months you want to be pretty careful what you put in your healing pouch. Doctors pretty much agree on that one.