Toasting Pumpkin Seeds
It’s the time of year when people everywhere are celebrating the season by carving pumpkins. But as you carve your spooky masterpiece, don’t discard the pumpkin seeds!
Toasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious and healthful snack.
One ounce of pumpkin seeds provides 5 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and 5 grams of fat (1 gram saturated, 4 grams unsaturated).
To toast your pumpkin seeds, first rinse to remove pulp and strings. Spread seeds on a baking sheet that has been coated
with non-stick cooking spray or drizzle a small amount of olive oil over seeds. Bake at 325°F for about 30 minutes or
until lightly toasted. Stir occasionally during cooking. Take a look at your spice rack and try a seasoning on your
toasted seeds such as garlic powder or Cajun seasoning.