Quick and Healthy DIY Brown-Bag Microwave Popcorn

Easy, healthy, and tasty snacks can be hard to come by. That’s why we love this hack for DIY microwave popcorn!

The trick to making microwave popcorn healthier is to skip the store-bought popcorn bags. While they are convenient, store-bought popcorn bags are also full of unhealthy chemicals. The lining of some microwave popcorn bags contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which has been labeled by the EPA Science Advisory Board as a likely carcinogenic, meaning it may cause cancer in humans.

Luckily, we have a way for you to enjoy microwave popcorn without the health risks! All you need is popcorn kernels and a brown paper bag that you would use for school lunches. It’s that easy!

1. Measure ¼ cup of popcorn kernels into the paper bag
2. Fold the top of the bag loosely
3. Microwave for around 3 minutes or until you hear a pause of 3 seconds between pops
4. Remove the bag from the microwave and enjoy your popcorn!

Not only is this popcorn recipe super easy and healthy, it’s also less expensive than buying store-bought microwave popcorn bags. Try out this recipe on your next movie night and let us know what you think!

Julianne Idlet