October Snack Attack

I swear that Justin’s favorite holiday is Halloween. Not for the costumes, eerie decorations or candy, nope none of those things. It’s the food. These seeds ultimately. Like a kid in a candy store. “When are we gonna get our pumpkins this  year?” and then I get a random text messages that says “Pumpkin Seeds!!!”

Carving our 2014 Pumpkins

Carving our 2014 Pumpkins

Needless to say it’s become a ritual and it seems each year the pumpkin gets a little bit bigger.  We have a blast carving them and instead of munching on candy the whole time, we can pop some of these healthy treats into our mouth. 

Separating the seeds from the goo

Harvesting the pumpkin seeds

So Last night we carved our pumpkins and this morning my house smells absolutely friggen amazing. In my oven, two kinds of  freshly seasoned pumpkin seeds are roasting themselves to perfection. Candle this smell up please. This recipe is super easy, healthy and delicious!!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Savory and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

 

1. Simply rinse your seeds, and boil them for 10 minutes in a cup of water and a teaspoon salt per cup of seeds.

Rinsing Pumpkin seeds

Boil seeds in two cups of water and two teaspoons salt per cup of seeds

2. Mix your seasonings. In the white dish I have mixed a teaspoon of each garlic powder, onion powder, and parmesan cheese. In the black dish I have mixed smoked chili powder, lemon pepper, salt, and cumin.

Garlic Parmesan Seasonings and Smoked Chili Lemon Seasoning

Garlic Parmesan Seasonings and Smoked Chili Lemon Seasoning

3.  Once your seeds are done boiling for 10 minutes, drain them and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and then lay them out flat on a cookie sheet.

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4. Roast your seeds at 400 degrees until they begin to turn a golden brown about 30 minutes.  Boom! You’ve just made your own pumpkin seeds. These last for weeks and go great on salads, in handfuls as snacks, or on top of soups.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN HEALTHY EATERS!!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN HEALTHY EATERS!!!

 

 

 

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About healthyeasyfoods

Food makes me happy. Fake food and chemicals being added to my food do not make me happy. I have a growing concern about two major things. 1. The quality of food. 2. Our choice of consumption of food as a nation. With this being said I can understand how an American lifestyle influences fast, easy and cheap to be the three magnet factors to food choice however I think we need to go back to the basics and remember just how easy it is to make good food, good for you without breaking the bank or spending hours sweating away in the kitchen.
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