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What about the days when lunch is delayed because a bull got off or a cow had problems with her calf? In these cases, when lunch is closer to the afternoon, this conversation can follow:

“I think it’s a popcorn night.”

Interpretation: “I’m really not that hungry. Let’s just have something light for dinner. “(Cowboys call dinner” dinner “because they say,” Jesus didn’t have the last dinner. “)

Why popcorn? It’s easy and extremely satisfying. Popcorn in oil has only 35 calories per cup, according to the Popcorn Board, popcorn.org. We put ours in a cool popper that uses just a little bit of oil.

Popcorn is also a whole grain. That is, it contains all of the original components of the corn seed – germ, endosperm, and bran. The medical evidence is clear, says the Whole Grains Council (wholegrainscouncil.org), “that whole grains reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Few foods can offer such diverse benefits. “

Better go to bed. We have to be in the barn by 6 a.m. to saddle horses

Barbara Quinn-Intermill is a registered nutritionist. Email to barbara@quinnessentialnutrition.com.