Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Saturday, October 06, 2012 • Phoenixville, PA 19460

Carving pumpkins is a great tradition this time of year. Next time you carve a pumpkin put those nutrient dense insides to good use! The pumpkin can be used in recipes just like you use pumpkin from a can and the seeds can be roasted to make a quick healthy snack:

 

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredrients:

raw pumpkin seeds

sea salt

Pam Olive Oil Spray

 

Directions:

1. Scoop out inside of pumpkin

2. Separate pumpkin from seeds.

3. **Save pumpkin for another recipe in a container in the fridge.**

4. Preheat Oven  to 400*

5. Boil Water and place pumpkin seeds in boiling water for about 10 minutes.

6. Pour Seeds in a strainer.

7. Spray Baking sheet with Olive Oil Spray.

8. Layer the pumpkin seeds on sheet.

9. Sprinkle on sea salt.

10.Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes. Until brown around the edges. (stirring every 10 minutes).

11.Store in an airtight container.

 

Pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein, magnesium, & zinc!