Chocolate Coconut Popcorn + 5 Minute Workout – Healthy Lifestyle Approved

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOLLY TIME. The opinions and text are all mine.

Chocolate Coconut Popcorn Recipe - Healthy Lifestyle Approved on Having Fun Saving and Cooking

Chocolate Coconut Popcorn + 5 Minute Workout

Healthy Lifestyle Approved

Being healthy is not a diet or a fad, it is a lifestyle.  It is something that you choose to do everyday to make you feel better inside and out.  I have been told numerous times that it takes 30 days of doing something to make it a habit, but I have found that it is pretty easy to forget that habit at times.

For example, I have been exercising (running and going to Jazzercise) 3 – 5 days a week for years now, but there are times when life gets busy and I miss a week, then that week turns into two weeks.  Ugh!  I always manage to get back on the saddle, but it happens!

Or, I eat great for a week – salmon for dinner, chicken, salads, my smoothie for breakfast, then somehow a box of cheese crackers ends up empty.  Now that the box of crackers is officially empty, I can get back on track again…  But, what if I had snacks available that were easy to prep and tasted great that didn’t even make that box of crackers look tempting?

What if I could have healthy options that appealed to the sweet and salty side of me, didn’t cost a fortune, and tasted great…. 

I need snacking options that fit into my healthy lifestyle. 

What if I could get in a quick workout on those days that I just didn’t think it was possible, so that one missed day didn’t turn into a week, or two weeks…I know I could carve out 5 minutes…

I need a quick workout that I can do anywhere, so I don’t get off track.

Well, I found answers to both of my healthy life hiccups!  Yep!  I am so excited to share a quick workout routine and an amazingly delicious snack option with you guys today.

Since you can’t out exercise a bad diet, I wanted to share this recipe for Chocolate Coconut Popcorn.

Chocolate Coconut Popcorn Recipe on Having Fun Saving and Cooking

Plus, you only need a few ingredients and less than 10 minutes to make it!

Chocolate Coconut Popcorn Recipe on Having Fun Saving and Cooking

It is DELICIOUS!! I bet you won’t be able to wait until it’s completely cool to try it 🙂

Chocolate Coconut Popcorn on Having Fun Saving and Cooking

Now, here is my Chocolate Coconut Pop Corn Recipe, it is a healthy snack recipe!  Be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

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Chocolate Coconut Popcorn Recipe - Healthy Lifestyle Approved
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Ingredients
  • 1 bag JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop Crispy White Naturally Flavored Pop Corn
  • 3 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons light agave
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees
  2. Pop the popcorn in the microwave
  3. Put the the coconut oil, chocolate, agave, and vanilla in a roasting pan and place it in the oven while it preheats
  4. Remove the pan from the oven once everything is melted and stir the ingredients to mix evenly
  5. Add the Pop Corn to the chocolate mixture and stir to coat.
  6. Bake for 3 to 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire rack
  8. Place Pop Corn in an airtight container and stir in shredded coconut if desired
  9. Enjoy!
Notes
The Pop Corn is done in the oven when it doesn't feel soggy

Chocolate Coconut Popcorn Recipe on Having Fun Saving and Cooking

I hope you enjoy this Chocolate Coconut Popcorn Recipe as much as I do!

Here are a few other delicious popcorn snack recipes for you to check out as well:

Chocolate Coconut Popcorn + 5 Minute Workout - Healthy Lifestyle Approved on Having Fun Saving and Cooking

Want a delicious snack that is healthy with a bit of sweet and salty, requires NO prep time and is Weight Watcher approved?  Of COURSE you do!  Be sure to check out JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop Kettle Corn.

Now that you have some snack options that are fiber-filled, low calorie, taste great and are perfect for summer snacking, here is that quick workout routine.

Power Pop Workout from JOLLY TIME

Do each exercise for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. Repeat if time permits.

Total time: 3 – 5 minutes

  1. Arm Circles
  2. Squats – with or without fitness band
  3. Calf raises
  4. Jumping Jacks
  5. Bicep curls – with fitness band can of soup, weights, or nothing at all
  6. Lunges – with or without fitness band
  7. Tricep extensions – with or without fitness band
  8. Jump Rope – no jump rope needed, you can just pretend you have one

Power Pop Workout on Having Fun Saving and Cooking

Click the image and print this Power Pop Workout – hang it on your refrigerator and toss a copy in your purse so that when you have 3 – 5 minutes you can get that quick workout in!

Chocolate Coconut Popcorn + 5 Minute Workout - Healthy Lifestyle Approved on Having Fun Saving and Cooking

Okay, you are officially prepped with healthy snack options and a fun and quick workout! Now, I challenge you to join me in the Healthy Pop Challenge – switch out one of your high calorie snacks for JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop!

Chocolate Coconut Popcorn on Having Fun Saving and Cooking

Which snack will you be pitching in the Healthy Pop Challenge?  For me, it will be that box of cheese crackers and that sugary candy bar!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOLLY TIME. The opinions and text are all mine.

Comments

  1. Clever snack! Popcorn has carbs, but you can eat a large amount for those carbs, so it’s a great diet choice. The coconut oil is a good fat for satiety, and who doesn’t love chocolate? I’ll have to try this.

  2. Yum, I am definitely trying your recipe! Jolly Time is the only popcorn I buy because it is non-GMO and tastes great. Plus, it’s my go-to snack so I don’t have anything to pitch!

  3. Ahh..sitting in front of the TV with this delicious easy to make popcorn…that is a great night

  4. We are having popcorn tonight with a movie and I think I shall run out to the grocery and get the rest of these ingredients for the popcorn recipe.. I already have the popcorn so this is a definite go!

  5. I love popcorn and I love Chocolate! Why not put them together? I look forward to giving this a try! Thanks! 🙂

  6. I will be making this…………. salty and sweet and chocolate and yes………………… so so easy

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