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    BOO!!!  It's almost Halloween!  The quintessential time of the year where scary equates to candy thanks to American culture.  Switch it up this year, folks, for some good 'ol fashion fun: pumpkin carving.  Before you create your monster masterpiece, do be sure to save the seeds from "the guts" of the pumpkin for a delicious and nutritious treat.  Roasted pumpkin seeds are nutrient dense and yummy!  
    These little seeds of goodness contain fiber (yay!), protein, Omega-3 (a healthy fat), iron (terrific for all, but especially for women and our non-carnivores), magnesium, zinc, potassium, copper, vitamin E (great for skin and fighting free radicals) and vitamin K.  The latter being beneficial for bone and brain health.  Additionally, pumpkin seeds have tryptophan, an essential amino acid, which makes us happy and snooze well.  So, get carving!!!
    For an easy to follow pumpkin seed recipe check out: http://ohsheglows.com/2012/09/17/how-to-roast-perfect-pumpkin-seeds-easy-crunchy-addictive/.  Also, don't hesitate to get creative and spice it up!  Add some cinnamon and nutmeg to these healthy morsels.  Not sweet enough???  Drizzle on some maple syrup.  Not feelin' sweet?  Try some Bragg Liquid Aminos and some nutritional yeast for a salty, cheesy flavor.  Or, perhaps a taste of India?  Curry powder, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom...Also, feel free to substitute coconut oil for the olive oil in this recipe and sea salt, if you don't have any Herbamare.  Enjoy!
                                                                                                                    Wishing YOU the best of health and happiness,  
                                                                                                                                                                      Stacy xoxo

 


07/04/2014 8:43pm

Good read

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