Sweet snack: Popcorn can be a healthful snack, provided you use a reduced-fat brand, which is also often lower in sodium.
The snack is a good source of fiber and made all the more appealing to children here with the addition of maple sugar.
SWEET AND SALTY POPCORN
2teaspoons granulated maple sugar
13- to 3.5-ounce bag microwave popcorn
Place the maple sugar in a large bowl.
Pop the popcorn according to package directions.
Add the popped popcorn to the maple sugar and toss vigorously until the popcorn is evenly coated. Season with sea salt to taste.
Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 85 calories, 1 g protein, 12 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 228 mg sodium, 1 g dietary fiber.
From Todd Gray of Equinox restaurant in Washington, D.C.
Special to The Washington Post