Thursday, August 30, 2012

Making Snack Time Healthy with Jolly Time Popcorn


Summer is coming to an end and school will be starting very soon. I homeschool my kids so that means our days will become busier and busier. However, that doesn't mean there isn't time for a good snack in the afternoon. I have to say in our home we are not into junk food much. We keep very little in our pantry. My kids tend to go towards healthier options in which I highly promote.

One thing my kids do like is popcorn. It is always a hit for a quick snack and for movie time. There favorite brand is Jolly Time Popcorn and we always have it stocked in our pantry. Recently we were asked to review 3 of their popcorns, so you can just imagine how excited my kids were!!!

I was very excited too. I have been dieting for a little over a month, so I am always looking for healthier options. Popcorn was never had the top of my list due to the fact that I love a ton of butter and things on mine. Of course that is no good when it comes to dieting.

Well, I am excited to announce that Jolly Time now offers Healthier options. This is great for those of you that like to have a healthier lifestyle not only for you but for your little ones too.

I love that we can eat these yummy snacks and don't have to worry about it being non-healthy and putting inches on the waistline.

We loved all 3 kinds that were sent but the Kettle Corn was my absolute favorite. My kids couldn't decide on a favorite as they really liked all three of them. They were a huge hit in our home!!!

The 3 kids we reviewed were: Jolly Time 100 Calorie Healthy Pop Butter, Jolly Time 100 Calorie Healthy Pop Kettle Corn and Jolly Time Mini Bags Blast O Butter Ultimate Theater Style.




Here are a few Fun Popcorn Facts:

* Compared to most snack foods, popcorn is low in calories. Air-popped popcorn has only 31 calories per cup. Oil-popped has only 55 per cup.

* Most U.S. Popcorn is grown in the Midwest, primarily in Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri.

* The peak period for popcorn sales for home consumption is in the fall.


Here are a few Popcorn and Nutrition Facts:

* Popcorn is a whole grain, making it a good-for-you-food.

* Popcorn provides energy-producing complex carbohydrates.


Here is a little History of Popcorn:
* 1620 Popcorn played a starring role at the first Thanksgiving. Native Americans in Massachusetts brought bowlfuls of popcorn to the potluck feast.

* 1914 - Cloid Smith - the founding father of Jolly Time Pop Corn- and his son, Howard Smith, set up shop in their Sioux City, Iowa home. From their basement they shell, clean and package the first branded popcorn in the U.S.

* 1924 Jolly Time obtains the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval on all of its products, and still carries it today - longer than any other food product.

* 2009 Weight Watchers endorses Jolly Time Healthy Pop - increased demand spurs a $6 million expansion to American Pop Corn Company's microwave popcorn manufacturing operations.

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