A Fall Favorite: Flavorful Pumpkin Seeds

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Pepitas, or pumpkins seeds are a great snack when you’re craving something salty & crunchy.  I’ve found that most health food stores carry raw, unseasoned pumpkin seeds.

Why Eat Pumpkin Seeds? 

Guys, these are especially good for you as they’re loaded with magnesium which may help you live longer; I’ve also heard they help maintain prostate health. They’re also a great source of healthy fats (not the artery clogging kind), fiber and protein.  Much healthier than chips and other processed snacks.

Recipes to Try

You only need a few ingredients and an oven.  I craved a chili/lime concoction so I used this recipe, which is amazing and I just added some fresh lime juice which made the other ingredients “pop.”  If you want to try other recipe variations, turn to the Food Network for some inspiration.

Easy to Make

It’s really this easy…..just add the seeds, a little healthy oil and your favorite spices to a large bowl.  Stir well, spread evenly on a cookie sheet and bake.  After they cool completely, store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.

Enjoy!

-Nicole

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