Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Popcorn Party Mix

(Makes about 3 quarts)

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total: 10 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 quarts popcorn (however you want to pop it)
  • 1 cup fat-free tiny pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup dry roasted peanuts
  • ½ cup dry roasted sunflower seeds


  1. In a small skillet, combine margarine, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and hot sauce. Heat for 1 minute over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Place remaining ingredients in a large paper bag. Pour on margarine-spice mixture. Close bag tightly and shake vigorously to coat evenly.
  3. Pour popcorn mixture into a large bowl and enjoy.

Nutrition Information

Per 1-cup (45 g) serving:195 calories (42% calories from fat), 5 g protein, 8 g total fat (1.0 g saturated fat), 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium
Exchanges:1 1/2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 bread/starch), 2 fat


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