Recent Comments

Overdrive Extra

Carolyn Magner

This tasty, healthy treat is easy to make

Popcorn ingredients

These ingredients are all you need for delicious homemade popcorn.

 Somehow a simple, whole-grain nutritious snack got hijacked by Big Grocery and turned into an expensive, sodium- and sugar-loaded gourmet product.

If you think you are getting some special microwave magic by purchasing fancy prepackaged popcorn, think again.

This chart shows the huge difference in ingredients:

COMPARE THIS TO THAT Calories Fat Carbs
AMC movie theater buttered popcorn 770 20 grams 49 grams
Microwaved in a bag 31 0.4 grams 6.2 grams

You can toss pennies’ worth of plain popcorn into a bag, microwave it, add a little seasoning and you’ve got an inexpensive, healthy, tasty treat. Nothing corny about that! The 30-second Trucker Tip below shows you how to make this healthy snack:


Notice: Overdrive is transitioning to a new comment platform due to technical problems with the former commenting system. The new commenting system is now live. We are currently in the process of moving all of the comments from the old system into the new system. We appreciate your patience in the meantime.