Sweet and Spicy Kettle Corn


This kidney-friendly recipe for popcorn with brown sugar and cayenne pepper is a delicious and healthy snack option for individuals with renal disorders. Popcorn is low-sodium and high-fiber, making it an excellent choice for promoting healthy digestion and regulating blood sugar levels. The addition of brown sugar and cayenne pepper adds a delightful twist to the flavor, making it an irresistible treat for any occasion. Try this snack for a satisfying and kidney-friendly snack that won't compromise your health! This recipe uses an old fashioned stove-top technique that allows you to add the ingredients and flavorings you want. Take care not to allow the pot to get too hot, or the sugar will burn instead of caramelize.


  • Place a large pot with lid over medium heat and add the olive oil with a few popcorn kernels.
  • Shake the pot lightly until the popcorn kernels pop. Add rest of the kernels and sugar to the pot.
  • Pop the kernels with the lid on the pot, shaking constantly, until they are all popped.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and transfer the popcorn to a large bowl.
  • Toss the popcorn with the cayenne pepper and serve.



4 servings
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
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