Pumpkin Seeds – Good Stuff!

pumkin seeds on stone

Pumpkin seeds are easy to make and healthy too.  Simply separate the seeds from the pulp when you are carving your pumpkins and wash them off really good.  Spread them evening on a cookie sheet or stone and bake on 300 degrees until golden (about 35-40 minutes or so).  I like to sprinkle them with sea salt, season salt or Worcestershire before baking.  Yum!  They are also packed with some great minerals, vitamins and protein like zinc, magnesium, Omega-3 fats (alpha-linolenic acid), all the B-complex vitamins, phytoestrogens (helps with headaches, HDL cholesterol levels), tryptophan (helps with sleep), antioxidant vitamin E, not to mention their anti-inflammatory qualities.  They have been known to help the immune system and regulation of blood sugar levels among other things! Good stuff.

Stay Healthy,

Coach Lora Erickson


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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson