There are so many snack foods today that are loaded with carbs and fat, both of which can lead to unhealthy eating patterns, weight gain, and a shorter lifespan because it can cause fat to develop around internal organs.
One way to cut back on unhealthy eating is to have appliances in your kitchen that encourage healthy snacking. One appliance that can lead to healthier snacking is a popcorn popper.
The Presto PopLite Hot Air Popper model number 04820. When the hunger pangs hit, you need a snack fast. If you can get one fast, it can prevent overeating. The popcorn popper can deliver fresh, delicious quicker than it takes to microwave it.
Plus, it eliminates unpopped kernels. You can choose to use either regular or gourmet popcorn with this appliance, and you end up paying less than what you would pay for the microwave kind.
The machine helps promote healthy snacking not just because of its speed but also because it can give you popcorn that doesn’t have any of the preservatives, the high fat content or the sodium count.
But if you want to use a healthy form of topping on the popcorn, you can use the cup located on the top of the machine to melt those ingredients. The West Bend 82505 Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper is one that can quickly create a healthy snack for you.
It’s so fast that it can pop as much as 27 cups of popcorn in fewer than 5 minutes. It has motorized stirring rods. These work to help make sure that you’re not left with unpopped kernels.
It has a non-stick surface so cleaning the unit is easy. The clear cover lid lets you watch the popcorn as it makes and when it’s finished, you can invert this lid upside down so it acts as a bowl.
This lid also has a spot where you can put butter or other ingredients for melting to drizzle over the popcorn. This top can go in the dishwasher. The machine is pretty compact so storing it won’t be an issue and the cord fits snugly underneath the popper in between making batches of popcorn.
If you prefer another method of making popcorn, then you can use the Wabash Valley Farms Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper. What makes this popper such a good choice is that it can create popcorn that tastes like you bought it at the theater.
It only takes about 3 minutes to pop about six quarts of popcorn. This popper continually works during the cooking process to keep the kernels moving so you don’t end up with unpopped or burned kernels.
There’s a steam vent so you get fresh, not soggy popcorn with every use. This aluminum pan has a stay cool wooden crank style handle to make it easy to grip while in use.
The lid has a quick release so once the popcorn is done cooking, it’s easy to transfer it to a bowl. This lid can be hand washed. The popper itself is easy to clean – you just wipe it down after you use it.