Coconut Oil Popcorn is a clean eating, healthy snack recipe that will keep your littles very happy. And most likely, you’ll be happy as well!
This is definitely a clean eating kids recipe. But I think that most kid-friendly recipes are often loved by adults as well. So while I’ve filed this under the “Clean Eating Kids” category, I’m sure most of you will enjoy this easy and tasty coconut oil popcorn snack.
I actually got the idea for this when I was shopping at Whole Foods. There was a lady there who was selling coconut oil and she suggested putting it on popcorn.
At first, the idea didn’t sit too well with me. But then movie-night came, and popcorn was a necessity. Since she had talked me into buying the coconut oil, I figured, what the heck! So I warmed a little oil and poured it over the popcorn… that is how easy this coconut oil popcorn recipe is to make!
Well, I can tell you that, in this household at least, we will never again eat popcorn any other way again, because it is delicious!
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
And in case you’re wondering, coconut oil is said to be extremely good for you for the following reasons:
- Healthier hair
- Healthier skin
- Stress relief stress
- Helps maintain cholesterol
- Aids in weight loss
- Supports and strengthens the immune system
- Aids in digestion
- Relieves certain kidney problems
- Fights heart diseases
- Fights high blood pressure
- Helps with problems that arise from diabetes, HIV and cancer
- Increases bone strength (this includes your teeth!)
These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.
OTHER KID-FRIENDLY HEALTHY SNACK IDEAS:
COCONUT OIL POPCORN RECIPE:
Popcorn is a fantastic snack on its own. But when you add oils, like in this Coconut Oil Popcorn recipe, you have a delicious, healthy kid friendly snack!
Coconut Oil Popcorn
- 2 cups popped popcorn (organic to avoid GMO's)
- 2 tsp. coconut oil (warmed to liquid)
- Toss together to mix well.