Vanilla Mint Popcorn


Serving Size:
1 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Gluten-free
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian
  • Heart Healthy


  • 1/4 cup unpopped popcorn
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 brown paper lunch bag (optional)


  1. Add popcorn kernels to brown bag. Microwave for 2-3 minutes until you only hear a few pops coming from the bag. You do not want to overcook and burn the popcorn.
  2. Roll up the mint leaves and finely chop or crush. In a small saucepan combine olive oil, vanilla, sugar and mint. Bring to a slight boil, be sure all the sugar is dissolved. Add popcorn to a bowl and drizzle the mixture over the popcorn and stir or toss.

Helpful hints

  • You may also pop the popcorn in a large pot on the stove top if you don’t have a microwave. Add an additional 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pot. Cover and place on medium to high heat until popcorn has stopped popping.
  • If mint leaves aren’t available, substitute 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 70

Protein 1 g

Carbohydrates 9 g

Fat 3 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1 mg

Potassium 31 mg

Phosphorus 32 mg

Calcium 1 mg

Fiber 1.3 g

Added Sugar 3 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


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