A Healthy HALLOWEEN Treat!

I L-O-V-E pumpkin!  Roasted, in pie, in soup, in bread…  If you can put pumpkin in it, you can bet I’ll eat it!

This HALLOWEEN season, try painting your pumpkins instead of carving them.  That way you don’t waste all that precious PUMPKIN that could go into so many great recipes that can have so many HEALTH BENEFITS!  Pumpkin contains:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Fiber
  • Protein. 

That means eating pumpkin can PROTECT you from all kinds of diseases and conditions such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Kidney stones

And that’s just scratching the surface! 

Try roasting the seeds for a SUPER great alternative to popcorn on MOVIE NIGHT.

Save the seeds from your Jack-O-Lantern.  Wash all the pumpkin guts off.  In a bowl, toss the seeds with a tablespoon or two of extra virgin olive oil.  Spread out on a sheet tray, sprinkle with sea salt, and bake in a preheated 375° oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Enjoy!

A word of caution…  You may never want to go back to popcorn again!

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