Sugar Popcorn

Appropriate for CKD, Dialysis, Diabetes (if sweetener used instead of sugar)

Sugar Popcorn

Serves 1


¼ cup popcorn kernels
2 teaspoon Smart Balance buttery spread
1 ½ packets Equal sweetener (or 2 teaspoon sugar)


Place Smart Balance in a small microwavable covered dish. Microwave on power level 7 for 30 seconds or until melted.

Place popcorn in a standard size brown paper lunch bag. Fold down open end about 1/2" and fold over again another (about) 1/2".

Place bag in microwave on its side and microwave on high for about 2 1/2 minutes or until popping slows down.

Remove from microwave, carefully open bag as the popcorn will be hot. Add melted Smart Balance and Equal (or sugar). Close bag, shake vigorously to mix, enjoy.


Calories 170 (202 with sugar), protein 3g, carbohydrates 21g (51g with sugar), fat 7.5g, sodium 60 mg, potassium 84 mg, phosphorus 85mg

This recipe was submitted by Susan Scarpelli, RD.