If You’re Going To Snack, Might As Well Make It Popcorn (Giveaway)!

CONTESTS | | December 2, 2010 at 9:01 am


Congratulations Lisa!

Missing on meals, that’s easy but snacking? That I can’t do without. My favorite all time snack is popcorn and I am sure it is not just my favorite snack. It must be why they are a staple at the movies. When we have a movie night at home popcorn is what makes it complete. Now while I would love to make the popcorn on the stove for probably the tastiest way, I have a habit of scorching them. Yes, trust me to make elaborate meals but the popcorn thingy just never came out right. In fact when before I had kids I used to plead with my older sister to make it for me – promising to do untold favors in return. Yeah, I still remember her enjoying watching me squirm as I waited (not so) patiently.

So while I can’t get my sister from home back each night to make me some popcorn I can rely on the microwave version. Now call me old fuddy duddy or boring but I like the Light Butter flavor. The holidays are going to be filled with loads of snacks and we all know most of them are not so healthy – so when you can grab some popcorn. No, I am not saying you need to pass on that cookie, but just keep popcorn on your radar. In fact we always have popcorn at our parties and no surprise it is popular.  Now if you’re looking for more snack ideas come join me at the #gno Twitter party on Monday, December 6 to chat about healthy holiday snacks. Click here for more details.

Want to get your snacking started?

Win this gift basket  (ARV $50)

  • Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn varieties (a mix of Light Butter, Lime and Salt, Cheddar and Kettle Corn)
  • Popcorn bowl from Crate&Barrel
  • Healthy Snack Recipe Mix-ins (Nuts, raisins, chocolates, dried cranberries, honey and recipes from the Orville Redenbacher’s website)

To win you need to do these 2 things:

  1. Answer the question: “What are your favorite healthy holiday snacks?” Elaborate why please.
  2. Tweet the following: Check out the #Orville Redenbacher’s giveaway on @MomItForward to win healthy holiday snacks!http://bit.ly/g1y4PR PLS RT

Then leave a comment below so I know how to contact you. Contest closes 5th December 2010

Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in the Orville Redenbacher’s campaign.


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    Terri Dell says:

    I always like to have fresh fruit and cheese in the house to offset all the cookies and candies everyone likes to eat during the holidays.

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/Ziggywag/status/10373345048530945
    Ziggywag at yahoo dot com

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    Kimberly says:

    My favorite healthy holiday snack is carrot sticks on the often neglected vegetable tray. I like them because I can go back for more and not look greedy. :) I tweeted. http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/10410926045925377
    Thank you!

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    Shannon says:

    cheese and crackers.

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    Amber G says:

    Roasted chestnuts are my favorite healthy holiday snack because I never get to have them at other times of year and they keep me warm!
    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/10417787797241857

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    Tracie Trump says:

    I love sliced apples with cream cheese! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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    Happi Shopr says:

    I like to snack on fruit and nuts because they are healthy

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    brenda says:

    i like roasted almonds for the simple fact they are so delicious!

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    Alicia Webster says:

    My favorite holiday snacks are anything seasonal that remind me of fall/winter, i.e. pecan pie, gingerbread, pumpkin cookies, candy cane brownies, etc.

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    Penny Snyder says:

    My favorite holiday snack is nuts!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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    Ms. T says:

    I like peanut butter toast..

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    Linda White says:

    pretzels and popcorn!

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    Roxanne Ellis Raymond says:

    Hmm my favorite holiday snacks are something like carrot sticks dipped in a light salad dressing

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    Theresa H says:

    specifically holiday snack? Pistachios. Why?? Because they are quite expensive and I only splurge on them on holidays. But oh do they taste good!!

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    G. L. PENROD says:

    love chex mix it is healthy but expensive

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    my favorite holiday snack would be the chex mix,why because all my family likes certain ingredents an I get to eat whats left which is usually the healthy ones

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    EMMA L HORTON says:


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    Angie B. says:

    My favorite healthy holiday snacks is veggies (as in a veggie tray). I like this because my son and I are the main veggie eaters in my house so I only make small portions of them and not as much as I should so I take advantage of fresh veggies.

    Tweeted. http://twitter.com/theladya/status/10695994039603200

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    Debbie W. says:

    My favourite holiday snack are candied gingers. I guess I am selfish in saying this, because it’s it MY sweet indulgence because no one else likes them.
    It brings back fond memories when I eat them because it was my dad’s favourite sweet as well. I reminisce and savour.

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    Michael says:

    fresh fruit (apples, oranges, grapes) , nuts (unsalted), popcorn

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    Steph says:

    1. My favorite healthy holiday snacks are popcorn balls, cheese and nuts. They are healthy nutritious options for my kids, apart from the regular chocolate and other sugary snacks. They seem to enjoy them and that is what counts.
    2. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/mnsteph/status/10768780405776384

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    Heather S says:

    We love eating almonds for a snack

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    DeeAnn S says:

    Mixed nuts still in the shells ya gotta crack open.

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    anna t. says:

    Fresh fruit and nuts are my favorites.

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    Richard T. says:

    I always enjoy fresh fruit (especially pineapple and asian pears) and almonds as a snack – healthy and delicious.

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    Nicole D. says:

    I love dried fruit – healthy and delicious! I tweeted: http://twitter.com/dz917/status/10820158780084224

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    Bryanna P. says:

    Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    Happy holidays!

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    NJJ says:

    I love popcorn because its easy to eat while I’m the go and I also love trail mix because its filling and can help meet nutritional snacking guidelines :)

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    NJJ says:

    I love popcorn because its easy to eat while I’m the go and I also love trail mix because its filling and can help meet nutritional snacking guidelines :)

    Tweeted @WildOrchids09 http://twitter.com/#!/WildOrchids09/status/10870928778985472

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    joanne says:

    i love chex mix at christmas. reminds me of my grandparents house. she always made this a christmas

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    Janice says:

    fruit! Can’t beat natural sweetness and juiciness

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    Natalia D says:

    I like apples and grapes.

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    Ellie W says:

    I love to snack on raw nuts.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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    Sarah says:

    My favorite is the old fashioned homemade Chex mix with worcestershire sauce. Brings back memories of my mom and is a good fiber-rich holiday snack.

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    Sarah says:

    I tweeted @sarohioan.

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    Sarah Hirsch says:

    my favorite healthy holiday snack is celery sticks (we always have a veggie platter out on the coffee table before dinner)

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    Debbie Criss says:

    Would love to win. My family would love this. Please enter me, thank you

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    ohkeeka says:

    I love cheese! It’s healthy if you eat it in moderation (calcium!) and really, just a little bit is enough for me. :)

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    Daniel M says:

    sliced apples with cinnamon!

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    Sandy M says:

    My favorite healthy holiday (and year round) snacks are NUTS (in moderation of course)

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    OutnumberedMama says:

    I really love carrot and celery sticks – I include them at every holiday meal and party because they are a great break from the treats and they fill you while still being yummy

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    jeannine m says:

    I like cheese and crakers…it always goes go together and the kids eat it also

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    tallcapp says:

    My favorite holiday snack is the cheese ball and crackers that one of the gals I work with always brings in right before Christmas. I am first on line.

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    susanmeep says:

    I love peanuts, they are full of protein and they taste good!

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    I like to snack on cashews.

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    Ro says:

    Holidays and all through the year I mix dry roasted peanuts with raisons. I like the combination of sweet and salty.

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    Fran Major says:

    Would love to win some Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn and nuts are a great holiday treat and a great snack any time. call8866721 at yahoo dot com

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    charline says:

    I try to kepp fruit and nuts in the house so I don’t gain a bunch of weight.


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    Pauline M says:

    My kids love fruit, but only if it’s easy for them… so I always have cut up fruit in my fridge along with some mini carrots and ranch dressing for dipping. This tends to keep them away from the chocolate (it amazes me how they always seem to find my stash!)

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    Lia says:

    My favorite healthy holiday snacks are Nuts of any kind because they have the good fats contained within them and Josef’s cookies because they contain no trans fats.

    I tweeted – http://twitter.com/checkkers/status/11354122586431488

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    Anne says:

    Fruit is my favorite healthy snack. I especially like bananas and tangerines. But I’m a big fan of popcorn too.

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    amy d says:

    pepperoni and cheese

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    ky2here says:

    Are there healthy holiday snacks? I just eat the same healthy snacks I eat the rest of the year. I’m better if I still to my habit. Here’s my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/11496417843486721

    ky2here at msn dot com

    PS How’s the baby?

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    susitravl says:

    My husband loves popcorn – that’s what his family had for snacks when he was growing up and he has passed his love of popcorn on to his kids. Me – I like it all – sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy – you name it. I could live on snacks.

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    Candie L says:

    Everything I like is not healthy. I am thinking. I like snacking on vegetable trays. Thank you

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    Sue Farrell says:

    I like popcorn balls because I remember helping my grandmother make them when I was little.

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    Lisa says:

    My favorite holiday snack is definitely a home-made trail mix with raisins, dried cranberries, raw/unsalted cashews, almonds, walnuts, dried pinapple,etc. corn Chex, It’s high packed with nutrients,etc. that one needs for fuel..especially with all the decorating and shopping you need to get accomplished.

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    Sarah Matos says:

    You can never go wrong with a veggie platter. It can be as festive or as simple as you want it to be and plain ol yummy with the right dip!

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    kathy pease says:

    we love to make home made granola bars with dried fruits and nuts i like this instead of all the sugar laden sweets

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    leona P says:

    I eat more popcorn than anything it is low in fat

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    DarcyO says:

    I like pretzels with dip for holiday snacks. There are so many good dips out during the season. Yum.

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    Sandra K321 says:

    My favorite are nuts because they are crunchy and filling.

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    Carla says:

    I loveeee cheeseballs for the holidays. I think cheese is a great way to get your calcium in and best of all eat something you love which is healthy

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    Donna L says:

    We eat a lot of popcorn, fruit and nuts because they are good for you.

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