One of my favorite things is shelled pumpkin seeds, not only for myself but for my boys as well! As the school year goes on and my kids are getting tired of the usual lunch options, it’s great to provide them with a different source of protein that’s easy, healthy and tasty (especially since nuts are not allowed at school). Pumpkin seeds work well in the “Bento-box” style lunch.
In addition, pumpkin seeds can be added to oatmeal, cereal, muffins, salads, yogurt, trail mix or eaten solo. Just like nuts, 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds is considered a serving. They are not only a source of protein but high in healthy fats, fibre, iron, magnesium, and potassium.
I no longer wait for Halloween anymore, pumpkin seeds are readily available all year at any grocery store!