I don’t ever need an excuse to eat my greens, but my kids need a little convincing! This vegan kale popcorn recipe is a fun way to get those veggie servings in for the day. It is also extremely easy to make with just a few ingredients. The green flecks on this popcorn are so subtle that no one will believe they are eating four cups of kale.
If you love kale chips, then you will love this recipe. You essentially make a batch, crush them up, and sprinkle the crumbs over freshly buttered popcorn. The simplest foods are always the most delicious!
I used an air fryer to make my chips, but you could also bake them in the first step. Instead of making your popcorn from scratch, you could also take some help from the store and buy a pre-popped bag. As I was creating this recipe, I was excited to realize that the season blend can be used as a template for tons of future kale popcorn recipes. Mix and match flavors to snack it up any way your taste buds crave—ranch, BBQ, smoky chipotle? Yum—the possibilities are endless! I chose to combine Penzey’s Spices Sandwich Sprinkle with nutritional yeast for a salty cheese flavor that hits my snack spot.
Kermit the Frog says it isn’t easy being green, but this kale popcorn couldn’t be simpler! Serve it as a superfoods enriched afternoon snack for the kids, or as a new munchie to smuggle in to the movie theater during your next matinee.
If you’re looking for a fun way to get your kids (or yourself!) to get your greens in, this kale popcorn recipe may do the trick! Even better if you can put on your favorite film or television series to watch as you snack on your popcorn. Thanks to the kale and nutritional yeast in this recipe, your popcorn will pack a nutritious punch! Nutritional yeast offers a big dose of B vitamins and fiber, kale is full of iron and antioxidants, and popcorn is a delicious way to get in plenty of fiber.
If you end up with more than you can nosh on, stash this popcorn away in an airtight jar or reusable, airtight bag. Popcorn goes stale quickly so be sure to only take out however much you plan on eating.
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