Popcorn

Oh, we're done with all that vegetable-steaming and mess, our children are cutlery-wielding, spaghetti-chomping angels... at least some of the time.

Popcorn

Postby treelily » 14 Jan 2008, 20:03

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Postby bimbambalooms » 14 Jan 2008, 20:30

I just had a quick look on Wikipedia to see if there as any nutritional info on there, as I think plain popped corn is quite nutritious. This is what it says

"Air-popped popcorn is naturally high in fiber, low in calories and fat, contains no sodium, and is sugar free, which makes it an attractive snack unless one is limiting carbohydrates. The actual fat, sugar, and sodium content depends on how the popcorn is prepared though and a naturally healthy snack can quickly become unhealthy."

It goes onto say

"Popcorn is included on the list of foods that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not serving to children under four, because of the risk of choking. It is one of the top causes for children choking to death (along with hotdogs and balloons). [15] Special "hulless" popcorn has been developed that offers an alternative for small children and for people with braces or other dental problems who may otherwise need to avoid popcorn."

Other than the choking issue I can't think of any other reason not to give it and to be honest any food is a choking hazard.
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Postby treelily » 15 Jan 2008, 19:38

Thanks for that :)

I've never been too worried about the choking thing, but maybe we'll keep popcorn until after Lily is in bed for now :wink:
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Postby Aitch » 15 Jan 2008, 20:32

in scotland they're now telling schoolkids that home-made popcorn is a great snack, and i must say dd has always loved it. when she was wee i did have a good look before handing it over, to check that the bits i was giving were fully popped, iykwim? but as i recall she mostly slobbered over it anyway. it's probably a bigger choking risk now that she's 2 and cramming fifteen pieces in her mouth at the one time, in my completely non-medical opinion.
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Postby Mij » 16 Jan 2008, 11:03

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Postby TinkerbellesMum » 16 Jan 2008, 15:49

LOL we're sitting here sharing a bag of popcorn!

I think as long as you don't leave them alone then you don't have too much to worry about.

Popcorn is a good healthy snack for you because it is very filling and has little in it - as long as you are careful what you are adding to it.
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Postby emma_and_her_brood » 17 Jan 2008, 09:41

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Postby Mij » 18 Jan 2008, 16:36

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Postby puffylovett » 18 Jan 2008, 21:47

PMSL Aitch !!

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Postby TinkerbellesMum » 19 Jan 2008, 08:48

Popcorn makers are brilliant. Put as much corn in as needed (usually a measurer) and leave it to it.

I used to have one and popcorn was eaten all the time, we stopped buying crisps because popcorn was so easy, much cheaper and better for you.
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Postby emma_and_her_brood » 19 Jan 2008, 09:32

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Postby Aitch » 21 Jan 2008, 03:22

keeps for a few days in a tupperware, certainly. i've never tested the theory any longer than that.
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Postby puffylovett » 21 Jan 2008, 17:53

keep for a few days ? blimey, i barely can keep mine for a few hours ! :D
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Postby apriltgc » 18 Feb 2008, 18:22

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