Healthy Snacking Challenge with Orville Redenbacher SmartPop!

Last week, I wrote about the advantages of Orville Redenbacher SmartPop! popcorn. This low-fat, zero-grams-of-trans-fat snack is a good source of fiber, is 100% whole grain, and best of all has only 100 calories per 6 cup serving. And Orville Redenbacher has challenged us to replace other snacks with their SmartPop! popcorn with their “Healthy Snacking Challenge.”

I’ve been doing the challenge for the past week. Most of the time challenges are well…hard, but this one has been easy. Why? Orville Redenbacher SmartPop! popcorn is really good! I’ve had different “light” popcorn in the past and some of them are just plain bad, like cardboard tasting bad. But Orville Redenbacher SmartPop? If I hadn’t read the side of the box (more than once) to make sure it actually was light, I wouldn’t have believed it. It tastes just like normal, yummy buttery popcorn. It’s good.

It’s so simple to make too.

Just toss it in the microwave for around 2 minutes.

And now it’s even easier where you can eat it right from the “Pop Up Bowl!”

So yes, I’ve been replacing my normal snacks with SmartPop! this week and I’ve really enjoyed it. When I replace an afternoon snack, where previously I’ve eaten pretzels or almonds or even munched on a cookie, I enjoy popcorn. I love that I can eat so much without feeling guilty too. I never eat the whole 6 cups – I’ll usually eat 1-2 cups, but I definitely feel more satisfied than when I just eat pretzels or something else.

My favorite snack replacement is in the evening. I have a bad habit of wanting to munch on something in the evenings, especially if I’m watching tv or a movie. Lately, I’ve replaced whatever junk I might normally nibble at with Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! It tastes good so I don’t feel like I’m dieting and it’s guilt-free. Even Nate, who normally doesn’t like “light” stuff, has commented on how good this popcorn tastes.

You can buy Orville Redenbacher SmartPop at stores and online.

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of OrvilleRedenbacher’s and received Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! products and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate

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About the Author

Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. I would love to replace my Salsa Cheetos snack with these!

  2. Emily Drake says:

    I’d like to replace Doritos with this.

  3. Patricia says:

    Chips and dips.

  4. suburban prep says:

    I usually like a Chex mix type snack.

  5. kathy f says:

    I would replace chips.

  6. Gina Ferrell says:

    I would replace SmartPop with Doritos.

  7. Chips – popcorn is healthier.

  8. LaTanya says:


  9. Richard Morris says:

    Oreos would be gone

  10. I would replace my cookies with this!

  11. Stephanie says:


  12. jello

  13. Betty Antibus says:

    ice-cream is a weakness

  14. soft pretzels with melted cheddar cheese.

  15. chips maybe or pretzels

  16. Allyson Bossie says:

    hmm I don’t snack a lot, but it be a good replacement for chips

  17. I will replace chocolate!

  18. Melissa B says:

    I’d use it to replace the buttery popcorn I normally eat 😉

  19. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Chips Cheetos probably

  20. StephanieH says:

    I would replace potato chips with the smart pop

  21. Kathy S says:

    Salt and Vinegar chips

  22. Michele Behlen says:

    I would use it to replace chips.

  23. I’d replace the afternoon candy snack at work. I know…so bad!

  24. susan hartman says:

    My fiber one brownies are delicious but not as filling as popcorn.

  25. Julie R says:

    Potato chips!!!

  26. I’d replace cheetos!

  27. I’d replace chips! Thanks for the yummy giveaway!

  28. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    It would replace my kids wanting fruit snacks.

  29. Colleen Maurina says:

    I would replace chips with this popcorn for my salt fix – much healthier!

  30. kelly nicholson says:

    Tell me what snack you might replace with SmartPop!

    an apple

  31. Andrea D. says:

    I would replace potato chips with popcorn. I love popcorn!!

  32. jodi lasher says:

    I would replace my potato chip snack at night

  33. catherine c says:

    potato chips

  34. I think I would replace chips with Orville’s popcorn.

  35. Trung Nguyen says:

    I like oreo and potato chips

  36. MommaMary says:

    This would replace potato chips.

  37. Rachel Robertson (Azrael) says:

    I would replace chips or crackers

  38. Joseph Stowell says:

    I will snack on dry cereal if I don’t have anything else. The Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! popcorn would be a great substitute. I love popcorn!

  39. Ann Fantom says:

    I would replace potato chips

  40. Timothy Sternberg says:

    I would love to replace my Cheetos snack with these!

  41. Melissa Robinson-Arezzi says:

    I would replace doritos

  42. LOIS PAYTON says:

    chocl, is what I like to snack on but I also love popcorn, GOD BLESS AND KEEP YA’LL SAFE IN HIS LOVING ARMS.

  43. I would replace my usual butter popcorn with it

  44. I would replace cookies with SmartPop.

  45. I’d like to replace Doritos with this

  46. i would replace the chips and dips
    tcogbill at live dot com

  47. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’d replace ice cream. Thanks for hosting!

  48. kathy brower says:

    i would replace cheese puffs.

  49. I will replace chips with this popcorn.

  50. Kiley P. says:


  51. Gail Panacci says:


  52. ice cream

  53. Les Johnson says:

    I will replace Doritos.

  54. Julie Lynn Bickham says:


  55. Deborah Wallin says:

    I would replace chips.

  56. Jennifer R says:

    I would replace higher calorie buttered popcorn and kettle corn that I now eat often.
    repose4jr at gmail dot com

  57. joanne major says:

    i would replace my lays potato chips

  58. Christy Anderson says:

    I would replace chips.

  59. Monja Blue says:

    I would replace chips.

  60. kindra baron says:

    I’d replace chips!


  61. I would replace it with fritos.

  62. Barbara Scaff says:

    I’d replace my debby cakes with the popcorn. =)

  63. We could replace my son’s cheesy peanut butter crackers.

  64. judy gregory says:

    um,, my favorite snack IS smart pop bought some saturday

  65. Cheezits

  66. I would replace ben and jerry….

  67. Jennifer Jo Archdeacon says:

    I love popcorn but can’t eat it anymore due to my having diverticulitis

  68. I would replace chips.

  69. Chavonne H says:

    I would replace chips.

  70. Pamela Halligan says:


  71. potato chips and peanut butter! Not together…..

  72. Joseph Stowell says:

    I typically don’t buy chips and the like because if they are there, I will eat them. Plus, there are usually a bazillion calories in a handful, so the calories quicly build up. So, I normally snack on apples, bananas, or oranges. However, 98% fat-free microwave popcorn is an exception. I love it and will eat some most evenings when I am relaxing. Thanks for the chance to win the Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! popcorn.

  73. Traci Lynn Butler says:

    I’d replace chips with popcorn

  74. I will replace cookies with popcorn! Popcorn is healthier!

  75. Ed Nemmers says:

    Peanut Butter Snickers!

  76. Julia Reffner says:

    We eat too many crackers. This will be a much better snack.

  77. Caryn S says:

    Tortilla chips

  78. Sarah Harding says:

    id replace nutter butters with popcorn

  79. I will replace chetos. Tanks for the giveaway.

  80. Too Many Cookies.

  81. Holly Hook says:

    I would replace something like crackers or chips with smartpop.

  82. Marti Parks says:

    I think it might be a good idea to replace potato chips.

  83. It would make a good replacement for chips!

  84. tallcapp says:

    Hopefully my potato chip addiction.

  85. ice cream, i eat it way too often!

  86. Pretzels.

  87. Erin Cook says:


  88. chips

  89. Harriett Daniel says:

    I would replace CHIPS!

  90. Rachel M says:


  91. I would replace chips with this snack

  92. chocolate

  93. Chips!!

  94. Christina says:

    Potato chips – this would be far healthier!

  95. Christina says:

    Potato chips – this would be far healthier!

  96. Reese’s Pieces… love them…

  97. shirley zolenski says:

    Potato chips and dip

  98. Paula Tavernie says:

    Id replace chips!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  99. i replace chip with this

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