I eat a lot of popcorn. When I’m home in NYC almost daily — made on the stovetop with 1/2 cup kernels and 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil. And I often travel with a silicone microwave popper. Popcorn (without the high-calorie toppings) is a surprisingly healthy snack — a 1/2 cup of kernels makes about 15 cups of popcorn — 6 cups of which have about 185 calories, 6 grams of protein, 6.4 grams of fiber and 2 grams of fat, along with Iron and Potassium. The 3/4 tablespoon of olive oil in those six cups adds about 90 fat calories.
I’ve tried over a dozen popcorn kernels, but keep coming back to Bob’s Red Mill White Popcorn. It’s tasty, pops up fluffy, leaves very few unpopped kernels and minimal annoying hulls. For butter flavor, sometimes I use Ghee, or half-Ghee/half-olive oil, as the oil promotes fluffier popping.