Cheesy Popcorn

Spring 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005), The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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Freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper dress up air-popped popcorn.

"Taste is great but I have never been able to get the cheese to stick to the popcorn I wind up with a pile of cheese at the bottom of the bowl. "

Makes: 4 servings, about 1 cup each

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  • 4 cups hot air-popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste


  1. Toss popcorn with Parmesan and cayenne to taste.


Per serving: 75 calories; 3 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 9 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 1 g fiber; 153 mg sodium; 43 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium, fiber, few calories.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat

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