Healthy Popcorn Recipes

Find healthy, delicious popcorn recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Make your own microwave popcorn--it's the simplest technique for making popcorn at home and only requires popcorn kernels and a single brown bag. You'll pop up a perfectly fluffy, light snack each time.

Everything Bagel Microwave Popcorn

Full of umami-rich flavors inspired by the classic bagel, this easy popcorn snack is sure to make your mouth water.

Lemon-Parm Popcorn

Rating: Unrated
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Perk up your popcorn with a bit of lemon pepper and Parmesan cheese.

Cinnamon-Sugar Microwave Popcorn

This easy cinnamon-sugar microwave popcorn recipe serves up a hint of something sweet in a whole-grain snack you can feel good about enjoying.

Confetti Birthday Cake Popcorn

Reminiscent of Funfetti birthday cake, this healthy popcorn recipe is a fun twist on a favorite sweet treat. Melted white chocolate and rainbow sprinkles coat microwave popcorn for an easy 10-minute dessert or snack.

PB&J Bistro Lunch Box

Inspired by Starbucks' bistro boxes, this peanut butter and jelly lunch will be loved by kids and adults alike. Accompanied by sandwich sides including a yogurt parfait, fruit, veggies and popcorn, this healthy packable lunch will keep you full until dinner.

Popcorn Crunch Mix

This sweet and savory popcorn mix is ready in just 10 minutes and is a bit of a magic trick--it's so good it disappears right before your eyes! Honey-nut cereal squares, lightly-salted popcorn, and chocolaty peanuts are drizzled with melted chocolate and provide amazing taste in each bite.

Parmesan Microwave Popcorn

Nutty, salty and incredibly crispy, this cheesy popcorn snack is simple to make and sure to be a favorite snack.

Cheesy Popcorn

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

Fruit & Nut Popcorn Trail Mix

Sweet dried fruit, salty nuts and crunchy popcorn are mixed together to make this super-satisfying, homemade trail mix that travels well.

Cranberry White Chocolate Popcorn

Popcorn and chopped sweetened dried cranberries are tossed together and drizzled with white chocolate.

Bowl Game Snack Mix

Taco seasoning mix gives this fruit and nut popcorn snack south-of-the-border sizzle.

Inspiration and Ideas

The Easiest Way to Make Homemade Popcorn

Make your own microwave popcorn with one of these flavor combos: Parmesan, cinnamon sugar, hot cocoa and everything bagel.

4 Healthy Reasons to Snack on Popcorn

The whole-grain, high-fiber, antioxidant-rich snack is one of the healthiest choices.

Kettle-Style Caramel Corn

Who knew you could make your own healthier homemade version of this craveable treat? And it tastes just as good.