The Perfect Pumpkin Patch Munch: Pumpkin Seeds by Carina Sohaili

It’s Halloween time! While you are spending your day at the pumpkin patch munch on some pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are a great healthy snack. ¼ of a cup (a good snack size) contains 7g of protein, 230mg of potassium and heart healthy monounsaturated fat. Not to mention a variety of other minerals such as calcium, zinc and magnesium. The combination of protein and healthy fat will give you energy until your next meal without spiking your blood sugar levels. Pumpkin seeds also are an energy powerhouse containing a variety of different B-vitamins such as B12 and B6. If you are carving pumpkin save the pumpkin seeds and roast them later for a healthy Halloween treat. Don’t be afraid to spice up your seeds with some delicious metabolism boosting spices like cinnamon, cayenne pepper or garlic.


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