Two low-waste snacks: granola and popcorn

Two foods I absolutely love are granola and popcorn. The good news is that they can easily be made in a low-waste way at home. Woohoo!


To make this granola, I don’t follow a strict recipe but follow some basic rules. Here’s what I do!

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4 cups old-fashioned oats

1 cup nuts, chopped (I used walnuts)

1/2 cup seeds (I used pumpkin seeds)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup dried fruit (I used tart cherries, chopped)


+ combine all ingredients except fruit and stir in a large bowl

+ bake at 350 F in large baking dish for 30 minutes, stirring several times throughout the baking process

+ add fruit and let cool



We have an air popper that we received as a wedding gift ages ago, and I know that many people use the stovetop method for popcorn too. The great thing about popping your own popcorn is that you can buy the kernels #plasticfree in bulk, and you can also add your own toppings.

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Here are a few popcorn toppings to hopefully inspire you:

+ nutritional yeast (it has a “cheesy” flavour but it’s vegan)

+ cayenne pepper (my personal favourite!)

+ cinnamon and sugar

+ melted chocolate

+ curry powder

Do you like popcorn? What are your favourite toppings? Do you have any movie recommendations? Drop them in the comments!


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