When I carved the pumpkin the other night, I saved all of the seeds bc they’re a great snack.

First, I rinsed them, got rid of any pulp-bits, and put them on a cookie sheet to dry-out overnight.

Then, I removed them from the sheet so that I could spray it w/olive oil cooking spray (not too heavy), placed them back on the sheet, sprayed them w/the oil as well, and finally coated them w/salt:

Now, they’re roasting away in the oven at 250˚ for about an hour or so- probably just a little over an hour.  I’ll keep checking in on them to flip them to make sure that they’re roasting evenly.

Yum- love this snack!  (Or, anything w/this much salt added to it!)


They just came out of the oven, and are looking/smelling great:

And, after a cool/taste-test, they are all packed up and ready for snacking- yum! 🙂

This got me thinking, though- why should you care about eating pumpkin seeds?  I only eat them bc they’re covered in salt!  So, after a quick Google search, it turns out that there are loads of good things in pumpkin seeds, including iron, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Makes ’em totally worth it now! 😉