I’m so excited! When we began the healthy snacking challenge to switch from our regular snacks to Orville Redenbacher Smart Pop popcorn, a few weeks ago, I was convinced I would have an uphill battle on my hands. That I would need some sort of miracle or major force to get my husband and kids on-board was a given – something like that line from Star Trek, where the Borg says, “Resistance is futile. You WILL be assimilated.” lol I felt like that was the sort of show-down it would require, but this has been a much easier switch than I could ever have hoped. Why did I wait so long?
That’s right! My family has definitely been won over by Orville Redenbacher Smart Pop popcorn. That comment, “I need some popcorn.” came from my HUSBAND, of all people. The king of all things sugary wanted popcorn! I’m so happy, right now!
As an afternoon snack, whether it’s after school, after fun at the pool or just as a quick “tide me over” until supper, Orville Redenbacher has been a delicious and satisfying substitute for sugary snacks at our house, over the last several weeks. I never would have believed it would happen, but my kids (and my husband) actually just reach for the popcorn, automatically, when they want a snack. It’s also simple enough for my ten-year-old to make on her own, which is a great help. Even I reached for it and popped a bowl when I needed a quick snack for my high school small group Bible study girls. It’s fast, easy and delicious. Top that with the nutritional benefits and it’s the perfect snack food to always have in our pantry!
I’m a long way from never baking cookies or cake, again; but those are no longer what I commonly offer as snacks. Dessert has become a treat and much, much more special, because it’s not something that we eat any time we get the urge for a snack. I love that!
Balance the easy prep, great taste and fast cooking time with the nutritional benefits of popcorn and it’s an easy decision to stick with our switch to healthier snacks. Did you remember that Orville Redenbacher Smart Pop popcorn:
- is 100% whole grain
- is a good source of fiber
- is low in fat
- has 0 grams of trans fat
- has only 100 calories and two servings of whole grain in SIX cups!
- leaves you feeling full and satisfied, without being overstuffed on calories
- requires no messy cleanup! No greasy pan or popcorn maker to wash. It pops in it’s own pop-up paper bowl and you can toss it when you’re finished.
Be sure to check out the Orville Redenbacher Facebook page for the latest info, deals and to play a round of the Pop Cam Game. What would it take to get your family to make the switch? It might just be easier than you think!
I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Orville Redenbacher. I received Smart Pop popcorn to review and test as part of the Healthy Snacking Challenge. I will receive a promotional item as a thanks for my participation. A positive review was not required and as with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own and based on my personal experience with the product.