Parmesan & Sea Salt Popcorn

Parmesan And Sea Salt Popcorn | A healthy way to snack!

One of the biggest struggles I hear from the men and women in my free healthy eating facebook community on trying to eat healthy is snacking.

Snacking too late. Snacking too much. Snacking on the wrong foods. Snacking on too many good foods. Not knowing what to snack on. And so on.

Parmesan And Sea Salt Popcorn | A healthy way to snack! Parmesan And Sea Salt Popcorn | A healthy way to snack!

Now, I’m all about snacking, too.  It’s a fun pastime for me, really.

I tend to have 2-3 snacks each day in between my meals.  Snacks are events I enjoy tremendously. Because, frankly, I like food. And snacking is food in little bits and pieces.

My favorite kinda snack is a crunchy and salty snack, though I also enjoy sweet snacks.

I’ve recently started making my own popcorn and seasoning it myself so I can control the ingredients and flavors.

Parmesan And Sea Salt Popcorn | A healthy way to snack! Parmesan And Sea Salt Popcorn | A healthy way to snack! Parmesan And Sea Salt Popcorn | A healthy way to snack!

Have you ever made your own popcorn on the stove?  It’s ah-MAZE-ing!  Every time, without fail, the little kid in me gets all giddy when I hear the first pop.

I think I get more excited than my kiddos…

I would have never thought how easy is is to make your own popcorn.  It’s so dang simple — it’s kinda sad I never thought of it before.

Popcorn + coconut oil + heat = popcorn.  Duh, right?

Parmesan And Sea Salt Popcorn | A healthy way to snack! Parmesan And Sea Salt Popcorn | A healthy way to snack! www.asweetpeachef.comParmesan And Sea Salt Popcorn | A healthy way to snack!

I’ve made several different toppings so far, like cinnamon and coconut sugar, cilantro and lime, and this parmesan and sea salt popcorn. The flavor is so fresh and vibrant — SO different than your typical microwaveable popcorn.

Plus, you can add in whole, clean foods to flavor the popcorn, as opposed to highly processed, artificial flavors and salts.


Overall, this is a big win for us snackers looking for healthy snacks.

Happy snacking!

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Healthy Homemade Popcorn Recipe
Parmesan & Sea Salt Popcorn
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
13 mins
This Parmesan & Sea Salt Popcorn is the perfect healthy snack to meet your crunchy, savory cravings!
Categories: Clean, Healthy, Kid-Friendly, Snack
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: popcorn salt, salt popcorn, sea salt popcorn
Servings: 6
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup popcorn
 kernels divided
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped italian parsley
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  1. Heat a heavy-bottom pot with a lid over medium high heat. I use my Dutch oven, but any big pot will do.
  2. Add the coconut oil plus just 4 popcorn kernels into the pot.
  3. Cover and cook for 4-6 minutes, or until all 4 of the kernels have popped - you’ll be able to hear them pop.
  4. Remove the lid once the 4 kernels have popped and take out the popped popcorn. Doing this ensures the temperature is perfect when you add the rest of the kernels.
  5. Add the remaining kernels.
  6. Cover the pot and cook, shaking frequently, for 2-5 minutes or until the popping dies down quite a bit.
  7. Once you can only hear just a pop or so every second, remove the pot from heat and take off the lid. This will allow the popcorn to dry out a little from releasing the moisture.
  8. Take 4 cups of the freshly popped popcorn and toss with the olive oil, finely chopped italian parsley, grated parmesan, and 1/2 tsp. sea salt.
  9. Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Facts
Parmesan & Sea Salt Popcorn
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 29
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.2g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 3.2mg1%
Sodium 66.7mg3%
Carbohydrates 18.9g6%
Fiber 3.9g16%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

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