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Healthy Snack Foods We Love: Kettle Branch Sriracha Popcorn

Check out this delicious new healthy snack that will boost your metabolism and light up your taste buds.

Eat This!

Healthy Snack Foods We Love: Kettle Branch Sriracha Popcorn

Check out this delicious new healthy snack that will boost your metabolism and light up your taste buds.

What: Kettle Brand Sriracha Popcorn

Tastes Like: Sprinkled with three different kinds of chilies, garlic and paprika, and spiked with a splash of sweet vinegar, this is one popcorn that no one can accuse of being bland. The classic spice profile of the Rooster Sauce strikes the perfect balance between addictive flavor and hunger-taming heat when applied to this slimming snack. The result: a thoroughly satisfying product that still keeps calories low.

Eat This! Because: Sriracha is a food world darling: It has devoted followers, coffee mugs emblazoned with its iconic rooster logo and a cookbook that chronicles its various uses. For healthy eaters, there’s just one problem: the sauce is celebrated most when it’s drizzled atop dishes like pork belly sandwiches, burgers and hot wings–not exactly the paragons of flat-belly eating. This popcorn is the slimming solution for getting your hot sauce fix without sacrificing your figure. In addition to plenty of hunger-banishing fiber from the whole grains, the popcorn packs metabolism-boosting capsaicin from its chilies.

Best Way to Eat It: Plain–with a big glass of water nearby. Don’t like spice? Mix it in a one-to-one ratio with plain popcorn to cut the heat.

Secret Ingredient: A fat-fighting blend of chili pepper, red chili and cayenne pepper.

Nutrition: Per 3 cups: 150 calories, 11 g fat (1 g sat fat), 240 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 2 g protein

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