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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seedsIf you’re looking for a healthy treat for when you get the munchies, look no further than roasted pumpkin seeds. Easy to make, they’re also good for you.

Naturally anti-inflammatory, they can help lower your cholesterol, are believed to prevent some cancers, can help relieve women’s menopause symptoms and even benefit men’s prostate health.

Read more about the top health benefits of pumpkin seeds.

Ingredients:

.Pumpkin seeds
.1 tbsp olive oil
.Seasoning salt

Tools needed:

.cutting board
.sharp knife
.metal spoon
.bowls
.strainer
.large spoon
.cookie sheet
.spatula

1. Cut and Clean your Pumpkin

Cutting pumpkin in half and scoop out seeds and pulp with a metal spoon.

Place the seeds into a bowl.

2. Clean the Seeds

Remove as much pulp as you can from the seeds.

Add water to the bowl and allow the seeds to soak for a few minutes.

Rinse the seeds in a strainer, taking care to remove any little extra bits by hand.

Shake off the extra water and allow the seeds to dry off for a bit.

3. Preheat the Oven to 300 F.

4. Season the Seeds

Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a bowl.

Add the seeds.

Sprinkle with seasoning salt.

Mix thoroughly to distribute the oil and seasoning salt.

5. Roast the Seeds

Spread the seeds on your cooking sheet.

Place in oven for about 40 minutes and stir every 15 minutes or so for even roasting.

Remove from oven, allow to cool and serve.

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