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These powerful pumpkin seeds are full of protein, iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, potassium, fiber, and EFA’s! This recipe will change your mind and trick your tongue to taste as popcorn! It is a much better alternative too! Most microwavable popcorns are full of many chemicals that can also be found in your household products. The best part is, they are so full of flavor you may be able to stay away from sodium!
Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Popcorn
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup raw Organic Pumpkin Seeds
- Cinnamon (or other spices that interest you)
Use the How to roast pumpkin seed method!
But be careful because they do tend to pop around in the oven! It makes Charlie cock his head:
What is your favorite seeds? This recipe will work for any popcorn seed you wish to create!
If you have not tried ‘roasted nuts or seeds’ you are defiantly missing out! Part of being a healthier you includes work, and that work can be cooking or even roasting nuts or seeds!
Tip: How to Roast Nuts/Seeds in the Oven
- Preheat oven 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper (tinfoil works but parchment paper brings out flavor.)
- Place nuts/seeds spread out on the baking pan in 1 layer.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until roasted ‘darkened’ color.
Disclamer: I found that this tip has helped me keep in shape. This was found from personal experience.
As I have been in practice with trying not to restrict foods after recent recovery (about me) I have also learned to make good nutrition and food choices along the way.
I have heard athletes and others do this trick to to stay fit and I have recognized I feel a little bit better at it myself!
So what is this trick I keep throwing around?! Ingredients… that is all the trick is. Well a little bit more: understanding the ingredients in the food you eat! It is not the nutrition facts on the labels that help you stay in shape and help you maintain a better you, it is what you are eating! If you eat right (which means healthy) the nutrition facts will not be a bother! I encourage all to not look at nutrition facts but to look at what you are eating. It is most likely that the foods you eat with ingredients you understand will have healthy nutrition facts!
(Example: Peanut Butter with 1 ingredient – peanuts and maybe salt)
If you eat high fructose corn syrup pizza, then its nutrition facts may not be a pleaser but if you eat no sugar added tomato sauce on top of your vegan pizza, the nutrition facts are natural nutrients extracted from plants (in this case because of the vegan.) Even nut butters, if the only ingredients in that nut butter is the nut (and maybe sea salt) then healthy things (EFA’s) are extracted from the nut. Guess where the nut comes from? A plant! Technically, the nut butter you eat with one ingredient the nut is just a plant!
So if you have to look at a food label while eating it, try something new…look at the ingredients or where the food product was made. Eventually when you eat right, your body will crave healthier options and you will not have to look at nutrition facts anymore – like me!
Ever have rotting greens but you are sick of the same taste of salad everyday? Try some kale that goes – POP! It just takes less than 5 minutes and your greens do not even taste bitter!!!
As we realized on the last post, there is 1 trick that takes the bitter right out of your salad! Review:
Pour your greens/kale into a spaghetti strainer. Under cold water, rinse thoroughly for a few minutes squeezing with your hands like your ringing out a large sponge!
Recipe: POP Kale Salad
Serves: Approximately 3
Total Time: 5 minutes or less
Remember to use all organic ingredients if possible!
- 1 bushel of organic kale
- 1 pomegranate
- 1/4 cup shredded carrots (optional)
- 1/4 cup shredded cabbage (optional)
- 1/2 bell pepper chopped
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- 1/4 cup favorite organic dressing
- Rinse kale/greens throughly threw like the kale trick.
- Place in salad bowl. Sprinkle with all your favorite toppings. Squeeze the lemon and lime on top for a zest and pour dressing.
Are you ever at the grocery store and are leaning towards kale because everyone talks about it today but then realize it is bitter? Don’t worry anymore, you can always take the bitter right out!