7 Guilt-Free Popcorns That Put Movie Theater Popcorn To Shame

What’s crunchy, salty, and—welp—loaded with fat? Yep, that’d be movie theater popcorn. Though a medium bag comes in at just about 160 calories and nine grams of fat, the golden butter we drench it in slaps on another 130 calories and 14 grams of fat—per tablespoon. And we don’t even want to know how many tablespoons we go through in the solid six seconds we hold down that butter button for.

If the thought of all that greasy, unhealthy butter makes you cringe, you have options! These guilt-free popcorns offer plenty of flavor (whether you’re craving classic or something funky) but won’t throw your macros completely out the window. Munch on!

Buddha Bowl Himalayan Gold Organic Popcorn

Rub the Buddha Bowl for good luck—and eat it for straight-up deliciousness! With just three simple ingredients (organic popcorn, organic coconut oil, and Himalayan salt), this snack comes in at 110 calories and four grams of fat per serving.

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Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Caramel & Cheddar Popcorn

When your taste buds feel like taking a walk on the wild side, caramel and cheddar popcorn is just what you need. (Sounds weird, tastes amazing.) One and a quarter cups of Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop is 120 calories, with five grams of fat.

Skinny Pop Black Pepper Popcorn

We all love salt on our popcorn, so why has it taken us this long to invite pepper to the party? Skinny Pop’s black pepper popcorn comes in around 80 calories and five grams of fat for two cups-worth of munching.

Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn

When you’re craving caramel corn—without the sugar rush and sticky teeth—this Boom Chicka Pop kettle corn is just sweet (and salty) enough to get the job done. Two cups come in at 140 calories with eight grams of fat and eight grams of sugar. Your average caramel corn might pack around twice the sugar.

Related: Is Sugar Really All That Bad For You?

Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar Puffs

Okay, Pirate’s Booty may not be popcorn exactly, but it’s in the same family. These cheesy puffs are free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives—which is a hard find in snack aisles loaded with fake orange cheese powder. A serving of these white cheddar puffs is 130 calories and five grams of fat.

Icon Meals Protein Popcorn

With drool-worthy flavors like dark chocolate and sea salt, white chocolate peanut butter, and FREEDOM (yep, it’s red, white, and blue), this heavenly popcorn is a little more indulgent—but it makes for a muscle-friendly dessert. A one-cup serving is 150 calories, with 15 grams of sugar and 10 grams of protein. Who knew you could put protein in popcorn? Consider us hooked.

Pop Time Spicy Jalapeño Popcorn

This popcorn packs heat, and makes for a great replacement for spicy chips that are often loaded with fat and artificial gunk. A serving (just more than two cups) is 140 calories and eight grams of fat.

 

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