Nacho Popcorn

As demonstrated in the “Roasted & Toasted” episode of Live It – June 2016
Adapted from

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  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. If necessary, grind spices, salt and nutritional yeast to a fine powder, set aside.
  2. Put oil and a kernel of popcorn in a large pot, cover with lid.
  3. When the kernel pops, add the rest of the popcorn kernels to the hot oil in the pot and cover with a lid.
  4. Cook over medium heat, gently shaking and swirling the kernels occasionally until the kernels begin to pop.
  5. Once the popping lessens and most of the kernels have popped, remove from heat immediately and put the popcorn into a large bowl. 
  6. Promptly sprinkle the popcorn with as much or as little seasoning as you like. Toss to coat. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Yield: 4 servings

Calories  155

Total Fat  8 g

Carbohydrate  16 g

Fiber  4 g

Protein  6 g

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit