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Local, Affordable, Healthy Late Night Snack

My favorite evening snack is local, affordable, and healthy. It's low in calories, high in fiber, and satisfying. It doesn't come from a bag or a box and takes just four minutes to prepare. Each serving costs less than a quarter.

Any guesses yet?

homemade popcorn in bowl

When nighttime hunger hits, most often I turn to popcorn for a snack. Here's how I pop:

olive oil in popcorn pan

I heat a pan on the stove with a little bit of olive oil in the bottom.

unpopped popcorn kernels in pan I add two handfuls of Ohio grown popcorn kernels I buy at the Clintonville Community Market.

I shake the pan once with the lid on so the kernels are evenly distributed. After the popping starts I shake it some more, allowing unpopped kernels to fall to the bottom and receive enough heat to pop. When the popping stalls to one or two pops per second, I turn off the heat.

popcorn A slight dusting of salt, and popcorn is served!

What is your favorite local, affordable, healthy late night snack?

This post was added to Fight Back Friday.