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  • 9/13/2010

Taco Popcorn

taco popcorn

Note: This recipe is especially for kids with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone’s diet.

This low-fat and low-carbohydrate treat is excellent for your next movie night. The spices add an interesting flavor to the snack. If one serving doesn’t fill you up, have two — they'll count as only 1 carbohydrate exchange.

Prep time: 15 minutes


• 7½ cups air-popped popcorn

• butter-flavored cooking spray

• 1½ tsp. cumin

• 1½ tsp. garlic powder

• 1½ tsp. onion powder

• 1½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce

• cayenne pepper (optional)


• oven (you'll need help from your adult assistant)

• large baking pan

• measuring cups

• measuring spoons


• Preheat oven to 300° Fahrenheit (148° Celsius).

• Put popcorn in a large mixing bowl.

• Lightly coat popcorn with cooking spray. Toss and coat again.

• Combine cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper (optional).

• Sprinkle spices over popcorn and toss to coat evenly.

• Drizzle Worcestershire sauce over popcorn and toss again.

• Spread popcorn evenly in large baking pan.

• Bake for 10 minutes, tossing once.

Serves: 6

Serving size: 1½ cups

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

45 calories

1 g protein

1g fat

0 g sat. fat

9 g carbohydrate

2 g fiber

0 mg cholesterol

28 mg sodium

9 mg calcium

0.6 mg iron

Diabetic exchanges:

½ carbohydrate exchange

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:

Divide leftovers into individual serving sizes and put into airtight bags. Next time you're hungry for a snack, you can easily incorporate it into your meal plan.

Source: kidshealth.org

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