Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  120
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  12 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  16 mg
  • Sodium  2 mg
  • Potassium  56 mg
  • Phosphorus  60 mg
  • Calcium  6 mg
  • Fiber  2.5 g

Sugar and Spice Popcorn

Sugar and spice are key ingredients in just about everything nice, which is why Suzette, a DaVita dietitian from Missouri chose to spotlight them in her quick and kidney-friendly Sugar and Spice Popcorn treat.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe adapted from a recipe from and submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Suzette from Missouri.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 2 cups


    • 8 cups air-popped popcorn
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


    1. Heat the butter, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in the microwave or on the stove in a saucepan until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Be careful not to burn the butter.
    2. Drizzle spiced butter mixture over popped popcorn; mix well.
    3. Serve immediately for best results.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 starch
    • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If you don’t have an air-popper, use 1 bag no-salt microwave popcorn, popped. Fat content will be higher.

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Sugar and Spice Popcorn

sblasczyk says:


I made this for a party at our facility. It was a hit and one of my favorite flavors for popcorn now!

Nov. 09, 2012, 7:57 AM - Inappropriate review?

Sugar and Spice Popcorn

ghipple says:


Patients and teammates loved this. The "spice" makes it a great choice for fall.

Oct. 26, 2012, 10:11 AM - Inappropriate review?

Sugar and Spice Popcorn

toughgranny says:


Love popcorn, this sounds very good. Did not think I would be able to have popcorn again. Thanks so much for the recipe.

Apr. 12, 2012, 8:28 PM - Inappropriate review?

Sugar and Spice Popcorn

rubyred13 says:


The patients loved this. I melted the sugar in 1 tbsp of water before adding the butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It helped it melt better and made a smoother sauce.

Nov. 03, 2011, 12:56 PM - Inappropriate review?

Sugar and Spice Popcorn

JPRD says:


We made this for one of our dialysis unit "tasting days." It was easy to make, used common ingredients, and was well received.

Nov. 22, 2010, 12:57 PM - Inappropriate review?

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