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.
Coach Lora Erickson