Your question was: Popcorn on Nutrisystem.
Air popped is in an air popper No added oil at all. Not sure on NS' take on micropopcorn, although I know there are some lower fat/lower cal varieties out there. Thankfully I'm not a big popcorn fan - otherwise I'd be a real mess at the movies since starting Nutrisystem LOL..
I bought a microwave popcorn bowl thing at Target. You don't need to add any oil, just put in some kernels and zap in the micro. Same prinicple as an air popper but cheaper...
A free food is any food worth 20 calories. You can have up to three of these a day, but it's best NOT to combine them...
Here is a suggested list of "free foods" or "extras" that was provided by NutriSystem counselors and posted by NutriSystem on the Discussion Boards. These are just an extended list of the "extras" that are listed in your Meal Planner on Page 38..
A "free food" is anything that is 20 calories or less and you can have up to 3 per day (they don't need to be with your meals, you can have them anytime). I use SF Popsicles as a snack before bed. You can eat SF Jello topped with 1 tablespoon Free Cool Whip, which is nice in the afternoon. SF Pancake Syrup is another example (most of which are 20 calories for 1/4 cup...or Walden Farms with 0 calories per serving). Just don't have all 3 at once, that would make it a carb..
FREE FOODS LIST.
There are Free Foods that can be used on the NutriSystem plan. The term Free Foods comes from the American Diabetes Association. They are low calorie foods (20 calories or less) that can be added to the meal plan in small amounts. This minimal amount of calories will not affect weight loss, but we do recommend that they be limited to 2 or 3 servings per day if the foods have any calories at all..
FOOD and QUANITY.
Diet Soda Unlimited.
Sodium Free Seltzer Water Unlimited.
Sugar Free Tonic Water Unlimited.
Club Soda (not tonic or quinine water) Unlimited.
Artificial Sweeteners Unlimited.
Spices (salt-free) Unlimited.
Lemon Juice Unlimited.
Nonstick Cooking spray Unlimited.
A-1 Sauce or Steak Sauce 1 Tbsp.
Butter Buds 1 oz.
Bouillon or Broth (Dry)- Low Sodium 1 packet, 1 tsp, 1 cube.
Bouillon or Broth (Canned)- Low Sodium cup.
Catsup 1 Tbsp.
Cocoa, dry unsweetened 1 Tbsp.
Coffee Whiteners (Powdered) 1 Tsp.
Chili Sauce 1 Tbsp.
Chocolate Topping (Reduced Calories) 1 Tbsp.
Cool Whip (fat free) 2 Tbsp.
Low cal or reduced cal syrup Amount not to Exceed 20 cals/ 0 fat.
Dream Whip 1 Tbsp.
Sugar-free Jam/Jelly Amount not to exceed 20 cal.
Low sugar Jam/Jelly 2 Tsp.
Horseradish 1 Tsp.
Mustard 1 Tsp.
Picante Sauce 1 Tbsp.
Relish 1 Tsp.
Salad Dressing (Fat Free) 2 Tbsp.
Salsa 1 Tbsp.
Soy Sauce (Low sodium) 1 Tsp.
Taco Sauce 1 Tbsp.
Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tsp.
Sugar Free Gelatin/Jello 6oz per serving = 15 cal.
Sugar Free Gum 1 stick = 5 cal.
Sugar Free Candies 20 cal or less per serving / 0 fat.
Dill Pickle 1.
Popcorn (light and natural) 1 Cup POPPED..
JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop makes a "natural flavor white" that is 20 calories for 1 cup (Microwave)...