After all the chocolate bars and sugar treats, pumpkin seeds are a welcome nutritious snack to help celebrate Halloween. Packed with protein, they also contain magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, iron, copper and zinc.
You can make your own by saving them after carving pumpkins. Simply rinse off the pulp and let them dry overnight. Make sure you roast them at a low temperature – 15 to 20 minutes at 165 °F – to retain all the nutrients in the seeds. Try them with a little garlic powder if you like.
Pumpkin seeds go great in salads, muffin recipes and trail mix.
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