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Toast the Season with Pumpkin Seeds

Toast the Season with 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 them to remove pulp and strings. Spread seeds on a baking sheet that has been coated with non-stick cooking spray or sprinkle seeds with a small amount of olive oil. Bake at 325° Fahrenheit 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 like garlic power or Cajun seasoning.

For more information on how to lead a healthier lifestyle, consult a registered dietitian!

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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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