Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Seeds

Are you going to be carving a pumpkin or two for Halloween?  If so, don't forget to save the seeds and toast them up for a healthy snack!  Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of magnesium, zinc, copper, protein, and fiber! 

Here is a recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds:
Spread 2 cups of rinsed pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.  Cook for about 30 minutes in a 300 degree oven, stirring once during the cooking time.  Take out and salt lightly, or toss with 1 Tablespoon of melted butter and seasonings (try 1 1/2 T. brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, or grated Parmesan and black pepper).  Turn the oven up to 375 degrees and return the seeds to the oven for 7-10 minutes or until they are toasty.

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