Every year I look forward to carving pumpkins with the kids. Now, I’m going to be completely honest here-my excitement has got nothing to do with the pumpkins. Its all about the pumpkin seeds!
Sure, you can buy pumpkin seeds from the store. But there is nothing like homemade, still-warm-from-the-oven seeds. If you’ve never had homemade pumpkin seeds before, they are a bit a different from the ones you buy in the store. In my opinion, so much better! These are roasted in the shell, and you eat the whole thing, shell and all. I suppose you could peel it, but don’t. Besides the added fiber benefits, pumpkin shells are just really, really good. Trust me on this, its delicious!
For this recipe, the seeds are slow roasted for about 50 minutes, and tossed with a little olive oil and Parmesan-garlic Italian seasoning mix. And that’s it. Simple and delicious. And addicting. Luckily, pumpkin seeds are actually quite healthy! These little delectable morsels are known as nutritional powerhouses. They are packed with magnesium and manganese, copper, protein and zinc, not mention antioxidants. So, dig in!
Who needs candy this Halloween when you’ve got pumpkin seeds?