The healthier way to microwave popcorn


Photo taken by Sean Cavanaugh

Sean Cavanaugh, Executive Features Editor

We have all heard that microwave popcorn has a lot of harmful chemicals, but still we continue to eat the delicious snack. I am so sorry you had to hear it from me, but yes microwave popcorn has harmful chemicals. Now that you know, try out this recipe without the harmful chemicals that microwave popcorn consists. It’s fast and easy and no chemicals. 


  • ⅓ of a cup of popcorn kernels
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • Paper bag


  • Put the ⅓ of a cup of kernels in the paper bag
  • Put the butter in
  • Put in the salt
  • Roll down the top of the bag
  • Place in microwave for 3 minutes or until it stops popping
  • Open and enjoy


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