Healthy Popcorn Recipes

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

Staff Picks

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.

Lemon-Parm Popcorn

Rating: 5 stars 2
Perk up your popcorn with a bit of lemon pepper and Parmesan cheese.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Parmesan Microwave Popcorn

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

Cranberry White Chocolate Popcorn

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

Hot Cocoa Microwave Popcorn

When it's chilly outside, enjoy the best of two spectacular snacks with this delicately sweetened popcorn treat made in the microwave.

Cheesy Popcorn

Rating: 4 stars 3
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper dress up air-popped popcorn.

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.

Dark Chocolate and Peanut Popcorn

Popped popcorn gets tossed with salted roasted peanuts and drizzled with melted dark chocolate for a quick and easy snack.
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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.
Spiced Popcorn

Jazz up plain popcorn with a little cumin and chili powder for an afternoon snack or for movie night.