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What Are The Vegan Alternatives Of Popcorn

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Popcorn tends to do more harm than good, try some vegan alternatives instead.

What is the first thing you reach for after picking up your movie tickets? If it is answer is a bag of popcorn with extra butter and coke, then be warned, you might be on a dangerous trip, health wise.

The Center of Science recently published in an article in public interest, in which they compared medium popcorn's calorie content to that of three McDonald's Quarter Pounders. This amounts to a total of 1,600 calories or 60 grams of saturated fat.


Even though microwavable popcorn is healthier than the ones you get at the cinemas, they aren't advisable either. Research has proved that the chemical particles in the microwavable popcorn bags break into perfluorooctanoic (PFOA), which is labeled as 'likely carcinogen', by the Environment Protection Agency.


The best alternative would be to get your own snacks fixed before a film, to avoid the prospects of obesity or heart failure. So the next time you are vegging out in front of the mini screen, eat healthy. We can give you some tips on how.


Baked cauliflower

You can get these made in very little time, without much strain. Rub olive oil on the cauliflower head, and sprinkle with herbs or seasoning of your choice, and pop into a 420 degree microwave for 15 – 20 min. You can snap the flower off into smaller bits and much them with some homemade dips.


Bowl of unsalted guilt free options.

Dried fruits and nuts are good alternatives to the popcorn. You can opt for unsalted sunflower seeds, peanuts, dried fruits or raisins. Mix them all in a large bowl and munch on them, guilt free.


Fresh fruits

Agreed they sound so healthy that you just hate to try it. But, you could pick some of your favourite fruits, bananas, pears; apples... cop them up and freeze them. Use these as toppings for a vegan frozen yogurt and viola, the fruits taste wonderful... and so does the movie.


Homemade chips

This is another healthy alternative to store bought stuff, which are high in fat and salt. Thinly slice the veggies, preferably the carrots and the sweet potatoes, and wash them with water. Coat them with a little oil, and then bake them. You can add a little salt to taste.


You can also get some daily cores done in between a movie. You could get some knitting done or cut and dice veggies for the dinner after the movie. You can also put on your face pack or get yourself a DIY pedicure. Or better still, you can put your feet up, and enjoy the movie like is is originally meant to be.



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What Are The Vegan Alternatives Of Popcorn