Pumpkin Seeds x 3!

Now that we’re 2 weeks into October, we think it’s safe to assume that you’ve already taken your kids on some Halloween adventures. Maybe you visited a local pumpkin patch, went apple picking, or have started planning your fabulous Halloween costumes. Well, we at Mom Dishes It Out have come up with a few festive recipes for roasted pumpkin seeds that are sure to please some palates! These are a great snack to fuel you and the kiddies up for your fun Autumn outings!

Photo courtesy of: Rachel @ Mommy? I’m Hungry!


“Ghostly Garlic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds”

Ingredients:

  • The seeds from a medium pumpkin (or 1/2 of a 16oz bag of raw pumpkin seeds, still in shell)
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder (or enough to sufficiently cover the amount of pumpkin seeds you have)
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (or enough to sufficiently cover the amount of pumpkin seeds you have)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, or cooking spray of choice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 250˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread pumpkin seeds onto baking sheet. Sprinkle/spray with oil, parmesan cheese and garlic powder until fully coated.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, stirring once every 10 minutes. (Keep a watchful eye to avoid burning!) Remove from oven once the seeds begin to turn golden-brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Transfer to a bowl (preferably Halloween-themed:) ) and enjoy!

 

“Creepy Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds”

Ingredients:

  • The seeds from a medium pumpkin (or 1/2 of a 16oz bag of raw pumpkin seeds, still in shell)
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon (or enough to sufficiently cover the amount of pumpkin seeds you have)
  • 2 tbsp ground nutmeg (or enough to sufficiently cover the amount of pumpkin seeds you have)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, or cooking spray of choice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 250˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread pumpkin seeds onto baking sheet. Sprinkle/spray with oil, cinnamon, and nutmeg until fully coated.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, stirring once every 10 minutes. (Keep a watchful eye to avoid burning!) Remove from oven once the seeds begin to turn golden-brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Transfer to a bowl (preferably Halloween-themed:) ) and enjoy!

 

“Spooktastically Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds”
(Warning: these may not be best for little ones or those who aren’t fond of spicy foods)
Ingredients:

  • The seeds from a medium pumpkin (or 1/2 of a 16oz bag of raw pumpkin seeds, still in shell)
  • 2 tbsp cayenne pepper (or enough to sufficiently cover the amount of pumpkin seeds you have)
  • 2 tbsp black pepper (or enough to sufficiently cover the amount of pumpkin seeds you have)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, or cooking spray of choice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 250˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread pumpkin seeds onto baking sheet. Sprinkle/spray with oil, cayenne, and black pepper until fully coated.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, stirring once every 10 minutes. (Keep a watchful eye to avoid burning!) Remove from oven once the seeds begin to turn golden-brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Transfer to a bowl (preferably Halloween-themed:) ) and enjoy!

 

To learn how to remove pumpkin seeds from a pumpkin, we recommend Whole Foods’ guide to Roasted Pumpkin Seeds!

Healthy Halloween Giveaway!


Wholesome Haunted Halloween Contest
 

Spend no money this Halloween!

Bitsy’s Brainfood and Mom Dishes It Out are joining forces this Fall.

We will supply 3 lucky winners with Bitsy’s Brainfood Cookies to share with your Halloween Trick or Treaters!

Send us your best idea for a wholesome haunted Halloween without candy. For ideas, see how Mom Dishes It Out celebrates!

 

To enter, you must do all of the following. Good luck!

 

Winners will be announced on Wednesday October 23rd, 2013.

Hints for Halloween from the RD in this mom.

What are you giving out for Halloween?

Written by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE on October 18, 2011 · From www.LauraCipulloLLC.com

Trick-or-Treat: Keeping Halloween Healthier Yet Fun.

With Halloween around the corner, why not think outside the box? We can’t trick our Halloween visitors but we can treat them to new Halloween delights. Read on to get some healthier options, unconventional goodies, and finally a run down at the candy counter.

New Delights:

Clif Kid Twisted Fruit Rope, Clif Z Bar (granola bars), Organic raisins, Blue Diamond mini nut packs – almonds, Bearito’s No Oil No Salt Microwave Popcorn or Earth’s Best Organic Puree (fruit and veggies pureed like applesauce in squeeze pack)

Unconventional Goodies:

Tattoos, bouncy balls, yo-yos, stickers, pencils, chalk and mini coloring books

Candy Counter:

For those that adhere to moderation the top 5 Halloween candy picks: Smarties, Tootsie Pops, York Peppermint Patties, Twizzlers and Milk Duds

**Just know I will be giving out Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups because they taste so yummy and a variety of the above!!

Optional Reading – nutritional information listed below:

  1. Smarties: 25 calories, 0 grams of fat, 6 grams of sugar (per roll)
  2. Tootsie Pop: 60 calories, 0 grams of fat, 10 grams of sugar (per lollipop)
  3. York Peppermint Patty: 60 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 10 grams of sugar (per snack size patty)
  4. Twizzlers: 160 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 19 grams of sugar (4 pieces)
  5. Milk Duds: 170 calories, 6 grams of fat, 3.5 grams saturated fat, 20 grams of sugar (13 pieces)