Sunday, April 20, 2008

Weight loss and Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Seeds, rinsed, from one medium pumpkin
Olive oil
(Optional coatings: 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper or garlic powder, 1 Tbsp. curry powder or seasoning salt)

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Place seeds in a saucepan with water (2 cups water to every half cup of seeds) and salt, and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes, then drain. Spread a tablespoon of olive oil over a cookie sheet, then spread pumpkin seeds on the cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until seeds are lightly browned. Let cool completely in a medium-sized bowl. For spicy seeds, coat with one or more suggested spices before roasting. These are great snacks for your weight loss exercise program. Great snack for P90x too.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes
Nutritional Information: (per serving)
Calories: 285 Protein: 12 g Fiber: 0 g Carbs: 34 g Fat Total: 12 g Saturated Fat: 2 g

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