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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Fall has arrived and with it comes the PUMPKIN season. There are always plenty of pumpkins to carve up around Halloween time and a great way to make use of the pumpkin seeds is to… roast them!!! It is an easy and healthy snack. My kids’ favorite!!!!

I love to eat them shells and all. If they’re properly toasted and are small to medium sized, they are wonderfully crunchy and easy to eat. The larger carving pumpkins will yield large seeds, which are probably best to eat shelled.

Pumpkin Seeds

The challenge has always been to get the salt evenly in and out the shells. It’s easy enough to salt the outside of the shells, but if you want the salt to permeate to the seeds, there is a magic trick. Well…no so magic. But easy to execute. It is so worth that extra step. Trust me.

BOIL the seeds first in salted water, then toast them in the oven. This way, the salt gets inside too. And you can control the amount of salt by how much you add to the water and how long you boil the seeds.

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Apples: The Original Superfood

Before we go running off into the sunset with our new best friend the Goji berry, let us not forget our edible pal from wayyyyy back.  The constant companion of many of my childhood school lunches. My kids eat tons of apples and used to put almond butter on them until almonds made my hand joints swell.  One of the original SUPER foods, the fabulous apple!!!

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Energy Bars

A few weeks ago, my mother was visiting and she brought us some granola bars that she had just made. To make a long story short, they were a huge success with me and the kids. I am in the process of gathering all of my ingredients to make MY first batch. They don’t cost more to make than if you were to to buy them. They are actually CHEAPER and HEALTHIER as you control the ingredients that go into them. Enjoy!!! Read More →

Grape Nut Cereal

We rarely eat cereal at home. But when we do, the kids and the hubby prefer the “Cheerios” or “Corn Flakes” kind. But it is just a matter of taste for us as why we don’t really eat it. But there are a few reasons why YOU should make your own as opposed to buying it and you can read about it here.

Making cereal at home is very easy and it only takes a few ingredients, allowing you to control what goes into it.  This cereal is also great as a topping over yogurt. Read More →