Hy-Vee exclusive kettle goodness

It’s March, which means we have a new Dietitian Pick of the Month to tell you about.

Introducing Angie’s Sweet Barbeque Kettle Corn, a Hy-Vee exclusive flavor that contains nothing but ingredients you’ll love.

The sweet tangy taste of the kettle corn blends fantastically with the smokiness of the barbeque for a dynamic duo your taste buds are sure to enjoy.

What is the best part about Angie’s Sweet Barbeque? With all-natural ingredients and only 80 calories per cup, you can enjoy it guilt-free.

And who doesn’t love a local product? Angie’s popcorn is carefully chosen and popped fresh, batch by batch, in Mankato, Minnesota.

PapeMidwest natives Angie and Dan Bastian started popping popcorn in their small kitchen at home and selling Angie’s Kettle Corn at outdoor events. One day Dan and Angie decided to give the Minnesota Vikings players and coaches bags of kettle corn after their summer training camp in Mankato. They liked it so much that Angie’s became the official kettle corn of the Minnesota Vikings.

Soon fans wanted to get it in the off-season and as the demand grew, so did the business.  Angie’s is still led by founders Angie and Dan and operated by their 150 plus employees; together they make 80,000 bags of popcorn daily.

5 Reasons to Eat Boom Chicka Pop Sweet BBQ

1. Sweet, spicy flavor satisfies sweet craving.

2. A smart snack for weight loss. Its fiber may help you feel full longer.

3. Only 80 calories per cup.

4. A whole grain. Eating more whole grains may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

5. Zero trans fat, a better choice for heart health.

Sweet Barbeque Snack Mix

Serves: 14 (1/2 cup each)

All you need

•4 cups Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Sweet Barbeque

•1 cup lightly salted Hy-Vee peanuts

•½ cup Hy-Vee pretzels

•½ cup Hy-Vee whole grain cheddar Penguins

•1 cup Hy-Vee corn chips

•½ cup sunflower nuts

All you do

1. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients.
2. Portion out ½ cup trail mix per person.

Source: Hy-Vee dietitians

The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.

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