Pumpkin Seeds

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Pumpkin Everything!

With October finally here and fall already having started, the pumpkin craze is in full gear. Everywhere you go you see pumpkins, hear about pumpkin recipes and all the other things people go crazy over during this time of year. Personally, I don’t get too involved with the various fall recipes one can make. However, the one thing that I do look forward to is making homemade pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin seeds are not only tasty, but they are also very nutritional and have many health benefits:

  • Heart and Liver healthy
  • High amounts of Zinc which will boost ones immune system
  • Plant based Omega 3 fats
  • High in antioxidants, fiber and healthy fats
  • Anti-Inflammatory producing agent
  • Contain L-tryptophan which helps with sleep and lowering depression
  • Protein: 100 g seeds provide 30 g
  • Large quantities of Vitamins E,K, B and C

Now for the tasty part. Here are a few ways I like to make my pumpkin seeds, as well as a few new recipes I plan on trying this year:

  • Simple: Salt and Pepper
  • Sweet: Cinnamon and sugar
  • Zesty: Pepper and garlic salt
  • Spicy: Paprika and pepper flakes
  • Sweet and Savory: Sriracha, garlic salt, pepper and brown sugar

Directions

  • Wash seeds and pat dry
  • Coat in seasonings of your choice(amount of seasoning is up to you and your taste buds)
  • Pour seeds on a foil or parchment paper lined roasting pan
  • Bake at 400 degrees for up to 25 minutes( time depends on your oven and the size of the seed)

Workout of the Day 10/9/2014 – Thursday

Athlete

Strength/Skill.
3 Rounds:

Romanian Deadlift x 6-8 reps @ 3011
Turkish Get-Ups x 2 reps each arm
Double Under Practice x 60 seconds

Rest 60 seconds between movements.

Met-Con.
For Time:
30 Calorie Row
30 Wall Balls (20# @ 10’/16# @ 8′)
30 Kettlebell Swings (1.5 pd/1 pd)
30 Kettlebell Single Arm Push Press (1 pd/.75 pd) 15 on each arm then alternate
30 Pull-Ups

Choose a weight for each movement that will make it challenging to complete each each movement unbroken.

Competitor

Strength.
Clean 1RM

Take 15 minutes to establish a 1RM Clean.

Met-Con.
For Time:
30 Calorie Row
30 Wall Balls (30# @ 10’/20# @ 8′)
30 Kettlebell Swings (1.5 pd/1 pd)
30 Kettlebell Single Arm Push Press (1.5 pd/1 pd) 15 on each arm then alternate
30 Pull-Ups

Choose a weight for each movement that will make it challenging to complete each each movement unbroken.