Since Cliff isn't supposed to have salt, I'm searching our low-fat cookbooks for something he can snack on safely. After leaving out an ingredient of this one the first time I made it, I got the second batch right, and Cliff loves it.
SWEET AND SPICY POPCORN
6 cups of air-popped popcorn
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons water
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Spray a cold 13X9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick spray coating. Place popcorn in the pan.
In a small bowl stir together sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Add spice mixture to popcorn in pan and toss till coated. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes, stirring once or twice.
Transfer popcorn from baking pan to a large piece of foil. Cool popcorn completely. If desired, store in a tightly covered container. makes 6 (3/4) cup servings.
76 calories, 2 g protein, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fat, 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 40 mg potassium
If anyone has snack suggestions, leave a comment. Cliff is going to miss the Chex mix and pretzels he always took in his lunch to work.