If your New Year’s resolution this year is to eat healthier, you’re in luck because today is National Popcorn Day. With so many ways to flavor and prepare popcorn, you can never get bored with this versatile low-calorie, whole grain snack. Use this fun holiday to experiment with popcorn and create nutritional snacks that will help you maintain your new, healthy eating habits.
What is National Popcorn Day?
No one seems to know who created this holiday or why, but The Popcorn Board suspects that National Popcorn Day might have some connection to the Super Bowl, as some sources claim that the holiday falls on whatever day the Super Bowl falls on. Or maybe it’s simply because Americans snack on 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year – that’s 52 quarts per person! Whatever the reason, pop a bag of popcorn into the microwave, flavor and season to your stomach’s desire and enjoy!
When is National Popcorn Day?
National Popcorn Day falls on January 19 each year.
How do I celebrate National Popcorn Day?
By eating popcorn! We suggest a game or movie night with an all popcorn buffet. Need a few ideas? Find popcorn recipes, nutrition facts and popping tips at The Popcorn Board’s website.
Source: popcorn.org Source: National Cancer Institute