Recipe: "Witch's Blend" and "Ghostly Gobbles" flavored popcorn

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Witch's Blend

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 12 cups popped corn

Note: This recipe is adapted from Deane's book "Low Fat Kitchen." Use 94% fat-free microwave popcorn to keep fat and calories down. Mesquite-flavor cooking spray can be found at well-stocked supermarkets and select Smart & Final Iris stores.

1 bag 94% fat-free butter-flavor microwave popcorn

1/2 small dried chipotle pepper, broken up

1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds

1 tablespoon hot melted butter

1/2 cup roasted salted pepitas

Mesquite-flavor cooking spray

1. Pop corn according to package directions.

2. Combine dried chipotle, chili powder, garlic powder and cumin seeds in electric grinder until ground. While popcorn is still hot, toss with melted butter and ground spices. Stir in pepitas. Spray popcorn with 2 or 3 quick sprays of mesquite cooking spray.

Each cup: 101 calories; 30 mg sodium; 5 mg cholesterol; 3 gram fat; 8 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 1.45 grams fiber.

Ghostly Gobbles

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 12 cups popped corn

1 bag 94% fat-free butter-flavor microwave popcorn

3 tablespoons minced rosemary

1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1. Pop corn according to package directions.

2. Combine hot popped corn with rosemary, cheese and garlic powder. Toss to coat evenly.

Each cup: 46 calories; 50 mg sodium; 2 mg cholesterol; 1 grams fat; 7 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 1.36 grams fiber.

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