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Taco Night Popcorn

Who doesn’t love a really simple snack recipe? Popcorn, in general, is a simple and low calorie snack but sometimes it can just be so stinking boring. I go in waves with popcorn where I’ll eat a portion-controlled bag each and every night and then when I run out, I’ll buy another box that will sit, unopened, in my cabinet and go well past the expiration date. Sometimes it tastes good and sometimes I can’t fathom the thought of it. But I came across a bunch of recipes for flavored popcorn and decided I had everything to make this Taco Night Popcorn. With a frosty beer and a good movie, this is an addicting and not boring popcorn snack.

Olive oil, chili powder, lime zest, cumin and garlic powder are mixed together and tossed over basic microwaved popcorn and pieces of tortilla chips (I used these chips – my favorite!) making this a flavorful snack that really does make you think of tacos. I combined the oil and spices together and dumped the mixture into a zip-top storage bag then added the popcorn and chips and shook it all up. It really seemed to coat the popcorn well, without too much of any oil or spices ending up in random clumps. I know adding olive oil to a healthy snack like popcorn isn’t necessary what you want to do when you are trying to be good but a little goes a long way and this is a great snack for those nights when you just can’t have plain old popcorn yet again.

Like this? Also check out Chili and Spice Popcorn and Buffalo Popcorn!

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Mix olive oil, chili powder, grated lime peel, cumin, and garlic powder; toss with 1 bag microwave popcorn, popped, and tortilla chip pieces.

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Omissions: None

Substitutions: None

Overall Rating: Love It

Source: Good Housekeeping magazine

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Pausing…

I want to take a moment away from talking about food and cooking for a second to remember two special people today.

Two years ago today, I lost my dad to cancer. I still think about him everyday. He was the kind of guy who didn’t care what I did, so long as I was happy doing it. He left this world too soon but I get comfort in knowing he’s back together with my mom now after living without her for 20 years.

Also, today I am writing to you from Ellicott City, Maryland where I’m attending the second annual Kelly D. Heflin Foundation Golf Tournament. Kelly was a dear friend and amazing woman who also lost her battle to cancer last year. Kelly is another person whose life was cut way too short by this horrible disease.

Her family has set up a foundation in her name, the Kelly D. Heflin Foundation, which helps to support people living with cancer and provides them with important necessities such as wigs, transportation to and from treatment, and financial assistance. Considering I lost both parents to cancer, this foundation is important to me and I’m proud to be in Maryland with Kelly’s family and friends celebrating her and celebrating life while also celebrating my dad.

For more information about how Kelly’s Foundation helps, please visit www.kellysfoundation.com.

Cooking Light Bloggers’ Connection

I’m excited to tell you that Cooking Light Magazine has asked me to become a member of their Cooking Light Bloggers’ Connection!  This is a community area on Cooking Light’s website where their online editors recognize food bloggers who contribute to healthy eating and want to help given them (me!) social media exposure. 

Considering I’ve been a long-time subscriber to their magazine and have become obsessed with their recipes, I’m truly honored that they have approached me to become a member of this community.  If you get a minute, please take a look at other food bloggers like me who embrace healthy eating and you just might like what you see!

Find A Fork In Each Hand on Cooking Light‘s Bloggers’ Connection here:

Cooking Light‘s Bloggers’ Connection

Thanks, Cooking Light!

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