Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A new study from ConAgra Foods found that snacking on 100-calories of low-fat healthy popcorn, like Orville Redenbacher's SmartPop!, leads to less hunger and more satisfaction versus other snacks like almonds or pretzels. Not only is Orville Redenbacher's SmartPop! quick to make and now available in the convenient-to-eat Pop-Up-Bowl, but it also has the following advantages over other snacks:
- 100% whole grain (one serving has two full servings of whole grains)
- a good source of fiber
- low in fat
- 0 grams of trans fat.
Studies have shown that you should eliminate all trans fat from your diet and try to eat more whole grain and fiber to choosing SmartPop! is a no-brainer. Unlike other 100-calorie snacks that give you a tiny packet of food, you can eat an entire 6 cups of SmartPop!
Review: I really enjoy popcorn but have not thought to turn to it as my mid-afternoon snack that I allow myself at work. Since my job can be pretty stressful, I tend to start my day with good dietary intentions which typically go out the window by lunch. Since weight gain has been an unfortunate effect of my unhealthy snacking, I was ready to take the "Healthy Snacking Challenge" and begin substituting SmartPop! for my usual snacks. Orville Redenbacher's SmartPop has helped me stay on track. A bag not only fills me, but totally satisfies my need for a snack while not adding inches to my waisteline. After a week of eating it, I found that I started to look forward to eating it every day and have not missed the cookies or other unhealthy foods that I was indulging in.
The Pop-Up-Bowl is a really cool feature and makes eating at my desk really easy and much less messy than a classic bag of popcorn. There is a light butter and salt taste to it and the taste is quite good. I am used to unhealthy popcorn dripping in butter so it took a couple of days to get used to this healthier alternative but am totally enjoying it now. I am going to continue to make an effort to replace my normal, unhealthy snacking with SmartPop!
Connect here: Orville Redenbacher can be found on Facebook. By liking them, you can receive a $1 off coupon and can play a Pop Cam Game.
Buy it here: SmartPop! can be purchased in your local grocer's snack aisle.
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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Orville Redenbacher's. I received an Orville Redenbacher's SmartPop! product as well as a promotional item as a thanks for my participation
Posted by Jamie Z at 7:50 PM