Pumpkin seeds can be extremely versatile and are packed with protein, fiber, and other nutrients. And since pumpkins are a fall staple, that means that now is the perfect time to use up all those pumpkin seeds at home. Here are a few ideas on how to do that.
Add to Chili
Chances are many of you still haven’t tried adding some pumpkin seeds to chili, which is a huge mistake, since they can give this dish a nice, crunchy texture.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
In case you’re not willing to experiment too much, you can still enjoy pumpkin seeds as a healthy and crunchy snack. To prepare this delicious snack, simply bake pumpkin seeds in the oven with some olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and paprika for 10 to 15 minutes.
Top Your Baked Goods
Pumpkin seeds are very versatile and can be used for making a variety of delicious recipes. The easiest way to add them to your diet this fall is to use them as a topping for baked goods such as muffins, crackers, cookies, or even bread.
Dress Up Your Breakfast
Pumpkin seeds are high in antioxidants, fiber, and other nutrients—which is exactly what we need for breakfast. That’s why you shouldn’t miss out on adding them to your oatmeal, pancakes, toast, and/or even smoothies.