I met Wendy at Simple Balance while working at a farm in Nova Scotia. She was a CSA member as well as a Registered Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner, and my favourite source for recipes. Her recipes usually include nutrition information and always feature healthy whole foods. Here’s her recipe for toasted pumpkin seeds!
Don’t throw out your Jack O’ Lantern’s brains! Pumpkin seeds are super healthy and so simple and fun to toast up post-carving!
Pumpkin seeds, or “pepitas”, are a very good source of magnesium and manganese, and a good source of zinc, various phytochemicals and vitamin E. Lightly toasting them brings out the flavour, and is as easy as a quick rinse & dry, toss & sprinkle and a bake.
Once toasted, pumpkin seeds can be added to salads, sprinkled over oatmeal, used in baked goods like granola bars and muffins, mixed with dried fruit for a healthy no-nuts trail mix, or ground into salad dressings or veggie burgers.
– See recipe at: http://www.simple-balance.ca/2014/10/toasted-pumpkin-seeds/