Now that Halloween is over, what to do with all of the pumpkins? Well, you can let the squirrels eat them up, let your ‘kins reseed and have plants around your yard next year or you can roast the seeds. Yum…I’ll roast the seeds please!
According to our good friend Dr. Amanda Tracy, ND, of Advanced Health & Wellness in Andover, MA, pumpkin seeds, also known as Pepitas, are a surprisingly good source of protein, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids. All important elements to a healthy lifestyle & WE like that!
Here’s an easy recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Dr. Tracy:
Clean and dry the seeds thoroughly, then toss them with a bit of organic olive oil and some salt (we like Sea or Pink Himalayan). Spread them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (no unhealthy aluminum foil ever please!), place in a 325-degree oven for 20-30 minutes (you may want to flip them once or twice if needed). Final step = enjoy!
If you make these, let us know what you enjoyed about them. Or if you have your own special recipe for pumpkin seeds, we’d love to learn your seed tricks!