Low-carb cauliflower bacon popcorn - say what????
Perfect for snacking on in front of the TV or sports game. Especially if you love garlic and bacon.
Such a tasty sneaky way to get your kids to eat their veggies - a yummy healthy veggie snack.
Cauliflower bacon is also the perfect healthy snack for those who are Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, wheat-free and for vegetarians, simply omit the bacon pieces - voila!
Low-Carb Cauliflower Bacon Popcorn
Cauliflower popcorn is such an amazing nutritious alternative to regular popcorn.
What's wrong with popcorn I hear you say? Most people regard popcorn as a low-calorie snack. But when you realise popcorn is a high-starch grain, you'll think twice next time you reach for a bowl.
3 tbsp (40g) of uncooked kernels = 7 cups (approx) cooked popcorn = 29g total carbs (23g net carbs)
Microwavable Popcorn - avoid!!!!
And then there's the microwave popcorn. Please promise you will never ever buy this toxic snack ever again. They are filled with unhealthy oils (hydrogenated soybean oil, canola oil, palm oil for example), additives, preservatives and flavourings (hint, that's not real butter in those plastic microwaveable bags).
If you're unsure of which oils are healthy, and which ones to avoid, read my Ultimate Guide To Healthy Oils.
Healthy Cauliflower Popcorn - a sneaky way for kids to eat their veggies
Now you have discovered how awfully unhealthy popcorn actually is, you now have a great healthy snack for them AND it helps them eat their veggies.
Now I have to make the disclaimer that this cauliflower popcorn isn't crunchy, but far out - it is super tasty. And what's even better? Sprinkle some grated/shredded parmesan over the top for that extra WOW factor.
My kids absolutely devoured cauliflower bacon popcorn by the handful!
LOW-CARB FAMILY MEALS: Need help and inspiration on how to cook healthy family meals? Get all the resources you'll need - CLICK HERE
Keto Cauliflower Bacon Popcorn
Cauliflower popcorn, especially when it is loaded with bacon and tasty parmesan (optional) is a tasty treat to enjoy watching a movie at home, as a snack with friends, or as part of a tasty deli platter.
You can vary the flavour or serve with a quick dip with sour cream and chopped chives.
Low-carb cauliflower bacon popcorn
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl. Keep mixing and turning the cauliflower pieces over until they are all completely coated with the oil and spices.
- Place the coated cauliflower pieces onto a large baking sheet.
- Bake at 180C/350F for 15 minutes, or until cooked.
- OPTIONAL: Sprinkle with grated/shredded parmesan before baking for some added crunch! (this would stop it from being Paleo or dairy free).