Pumpkins are popping up in stores everywhere, as families prepare for Halloween and fall activities. With our Halloween Zoom Costume Party approaching, I know everyone is preparing to buy a pumpkin to carve for our group competition. Before you throw out those seeds, I want you to try a simple recipe that will make a wonderful fall treat.
Pumpkins come in many shapes, colors, and sizes. The one thing they all have in common is their seeds. Pumpkin seeds are loaded with the nutrient content your body needs. They are high in protein, healthy fats, and are an excellent source of magnesium, zinc, and calcium. So before you throw out those seeds, I suggest you save them to make a healthy, tasty treat your family will love.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350° and grease with cooking spray (avocado or olive oil).
Step 2: Remove seeds from pumpkin: Scoop them out with an ice cream scoop or big spoon and place in a colander
Step 3: Rinse to get rid of any pulp
Step 4: Transfer seeds to paper towels and pat dry
Step 5: In a bowl, toss seeds, sea salt, and spray with the cooking oil
Step 6: Spread seeds on prepared baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until seeds are golden, about 25-30 minutes
Making this tasty snack is a fun fall activity you can do with your family. The delicious aroma of pumpkin coupled with the group interaction will make memories that will last a lifetime.