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Healthy Snack: Cheesy Vegan High Protein Popcorn


Healthy Snacks: Cheesy Vegan High Protein Popcorn
I truly love to eat mindlessly at the end of the day. It is part of my addiction samskara. I go in to a blackout, and indulge in a food that is usually not raw broccoli. I come out of my blackout, and think, “I did it again! I ate all of the cookies!”

This is where my popcorn gets fancy. Popcorn is my go-to for guilt-free mindless eating. I experiment with all kinds of flavors to satisfy a myriad of cravings. Most recently, I have been playing with soya power–powdered soy milk. It is unrefined, and unhydroginated. Though soy should not be consumed at high levels, it does provide plenty of protein and lots of fiber. I also add spirulina for some extra wholesome goodness that includes more protein, amino acids, and omega 3. The nutritional yeast provides a complete protein, Vitamin Bs, and tastes delicious. From here, I add spices to create the flavors. This one includes curry powder.

Enjoy this recipe, especially if your popcorn is a coping mechanism. He he.

Cheesy Vegan High Protein Popcorn


Prep Time: 02 minutes
Cook time:
Total time: 02 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
  • 2.5 Cups popped popcorn, plain
  • 1 Tablespoon soya powder
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon your favorite curry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion power
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil


*If you want to pop your own kernels over the stove, see the instructions here. You could also just use instant popcorn–your choice.

1. Pour popcorn in to a large bowl. Prepare all of the seasonings, soya, yeast, and spirulaina in a sperate bowl or shaker.
2. Toss the olive oil evenly over the popcorn, then sprinkle the seasoning over the popcorn. Toss all the way through–that’s it! Enjoy!

Also by Jessica: GF Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Jessica Riley-Norton
Jessica is a runner, snowboarder, amateur gardener, yoga teacher, mala maker, cook, excellent eater, and is always listening to music. She lives on Cape Cod with her two children and husband. Visit her website, follow her shop on Facebook:
  • KathyKale

    Sounds Yum! Where do you get soya powder? I want to try this with smoked paprika too. : )

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