These 3 takes on the High Protein Healthy Party Mix are perfect healthy, gluten-free snacks for entertaining at your cocktail party or holiday soiree made with popcorn and jerky!
We’re officially in the holiday entertaining season and with that comes a lot of cocktail parties and events. Now, I’m all for a good cocktail but if my mother taught me anything about imbibing responsibly it’s that snacks are a MUST.
The problem is, most cocktail party snacks are loaded with calories, fat and carbs without any sustaining protein. Not anymore! These 3 takes on the gluten-free High Protein Healthy Party Mix offer the perfect satiating combination of fibre from popcorn and protein from high quality KRAVE Gourmet Jerky. I’m obsessed with KRAVE because it packs 8 grams of protein per ounce, has less sodium than most brands out there, plus no artificial flavours or preservatives. It’s delicious all on its own but it makes a real treat in these three healthy snack mixes.
How to Make a High Protein Healthy Party Mix
I like to start by popping my popcorn from scratch in a pan, but you can totally pop up a bag of air-popped microwave popcorn, instead. Next, we get to have fun with the add-ins and flavours!
Mexican Fiesta High Protein Healthy Party Mix
I flavour this popcorn with a combination of chili powder and lime zest, then add in toasted coconut flakes, dried mango, cashews and a bag of Chili Lime Beef Krave jerky.
Cherry, Chocolate Almond High Protein Healthy Party Mix
This one gets seasoned with lemon zest, cinnamon and a touch of brown sugar. Then we add in almonds, dark chocolate, dried cherries and my favourite jerky, Krave’s Black Cherry Barbecue Pork.
Teriyaki Wasabi High Protein Healthy Party Mix
Finally, I season this one one up with wasabi powder, coconut sugar, cayenne and sea salt, and load it up with wasabi peas, rice crackers, peanuts and Krave’s Sweet Teriyaki Pork Jerky.
So tell me friends:
What add-ins and ingredients would you add to your High Protein Healthy Party Mix?
What’s in your famous popcorn mix?
Have you tried KRAVE gourmet jerky yet?
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by KRAVE jerky, however, as always, all opinions are genuine.
High Protein Healthy Party Mix 3 Ways!
- ¼ cup popcorn kernels
Cherry Chocolate Almond
- Place the popcorn kernels in a large pot fitted with a lid. Heat over medium heat. Let the kernels pop, waiting for a break in the popping before you turn off the heat and (carefully!!) open the lid.
- Mix together the ingredients from coconut oil through salt in the flavour combination of your choice. Mix with the popped popcorn and set aside.
- In a bowl, add the rest of the ingredients in the flavour combination of your choice. Enjoy at room temperature!
- For optimal taste, please consume within three days or refrigerate
Updated on May 20th, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.