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Skinny Microwave Popcorn in Paper Bag
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Skinny Microwave Popcorn in a Bag

Did you know that you could make oil-free microwave popcorn in a plain brown paper lunch bag? If you add your own homemade popcorn salt, you'll have a lightly salted, fat-free, fiber rich snack that takes minutes to make, and is delicious. On top of that, it's filling and only contains about 30 calories per cup.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 Servings
Calories: 51kcal
Author: Chula King


  • ¼ cup popcorn kernels
  • ¼ teaspoon popcorn salt (See Note 1)
  • Brown paper lunch bag


  • Add popcorn kernels and popcorn salt to paper bag.
  • Fold the top three times. Place bag fold-side down in microwave.
  • Microwave on popcorn setting. If your microwave does not have a popcorn setting, microwave on high or full power for 2 to 3 minutes, or until there are about 2 seconds between pops.
  • Carefully open bag, and pour popcorn into serving bowl.
  • Yield: 2 to 3 servings.


  1. To make your own popcorn salt, process Kosher salt in spice grinder for 10 seconds, or until it becomes very fine and powdery.


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Iron: 0.4mg