These spiced roasted pumpkin seeds are sweet, salty and packed with nutrients. Whether it’s fall, winter, spring or summer, they make the perfect, healthy, midafternoon snack!
Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
I get peckish all the time. I snack in the morning, afternoon, evening, and would even do it in my sleep if I could. Yet, I don’t gain any weight and my friends always wonder how I manage to do it. The reason is that I choose carefully what I snack on and drink green tea, coffee, and plenty of water. I don’t drink sodas nor do I snack on store bought chips, chocolates (unless it’s a snack size York peppermint pattie), cookies or cakes. I usually make my own snacks and I can tell you it saves me oodles of calories and fats at the end of the day. I get to pick what goes into my food and can make it taste exactly how I want. Like these yummy spiced roasted pumpkin seeds; about 200 calories and 3 grams of saturated fat per serving. It’s a win win situation!
We all have busy lives and the good news is that making your own healthy snacks doesn’t have to take long AND costs less money than buying the pre-made versions. Another win! These spiced roasted pumpkin seeds only take 5 minutes to prep and are finished in the oven. I also have these amazing no bake oatmeal cookies that are ready to eat in just 10 minutes. I always make sure I have both sweet and salty snacks available to eat – sweet with coffee or tea, salty on its own.
Having homemade snacks ready to eat around the house is something I am vigilant about since I love eating so much! Without them it would be easy to resort to low fat snacks filled with empty calories and well – we all know where that eventually leads to -> extra pounds. You won’t find anything healthier than your own creations so make time to spend an extra 15-20 minutes puttering around the kitchen – it’s totally worth it!
Other quick and healthy snacks:
- Sweet vinegar peanuts
- Healthy rice crispy treats
- Nutella biscotti
- Gluten free almond-mango muffins
- Healthier chocolate espresso cookies
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These spiced roasted pumpkin seeds are sweet, salty & full of nutrients. Be it fall, winter, spring or summer, they are the perfect mid afternoon snack!
- 1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Clean and remove any pumpkin flesh from the seeds and rinse them under water. Pat dry with a towel or paper towel.
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- In a bowl, add pumpkin seeds and all the other ingredients. Mix well until the seeds are evenly coated.
- Line a baking tray with non stick foil and add pumpkin seeds. Spread them flat and apart from each other. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until golden brown. Keep a close eye after 15 minutes as the color will start changing – sugar tends to burn quickly on nuts and seeds.
- Cool and serve.
This Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe Is:
Low in sugar
High in iron
High in manganese
Very high in magnesium
High in phosphorus
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 213
- Sugar: 3.4 g
- Sodium: 293.4 mg
- Fat: 18.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 6.7 g
- Fiber: 2.2 g
- Protein: 9.8 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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