Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: A Healthy Kid-Friendly Holiday Snack

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Spice Blends | Growing Up Herbal | 4 ways to season your holiday pumpkin seeds.

I’m a sucker for holiday traditions. I married into a LARGE family and as a whole, we have a lot of traditions, but when it comes to my own little family of six, we’re still in the process of developing our traditions. This past week, I tried my hand at something new that I think will become a great yearly tradition for us, and I’d like to share it with you.

Last week I bought some pumpkins to cook into pumpkin muffins. While my pumpkin halves were roasting in the oven, I was looking at all the leftover pumpkin guts and wondering what to do with it. Do I throw it all out back in my compost bin and risk growing a huge patch of pumpkins next year, or do I trash them? Then the idea came to me… why not try my hand at making roasted pumpkin seeds? I’d never done it before, but I figured it wouldn’t be too hard. Plus, pumpkin seeds are super healthy for you.

CLICK HERE to get the tutorial over at the Bulk Herb Store and make 4 different flavors!

  1. Monica says:

    Finally got my pumpkin cut up for pumpkin pies…I roasted my seeds with cinnamon,coconut oil and cayenne pepper. Since black pepper do not agree with me. I like you ideas Meagan, so yummy.. Tonight we are having pumpkin pie soup with cool whip in it, also Kombucha sourdough turmeric/Chia rolls..
    The Pumpkin seed are almost gone… Thanks Meagan

    • Meagan says:

      Umm, I’m never had pumpkin pie soup Monica. Sounds like something I might want to try. Thanks for sharing, and I’m glad your pumpkin seeds turned out great!

      • Monica says:

        Use all the spices of the pumpkin, I omitted the nutmeg…Dogs can’t have nutmeg, yes I cook for them too… Use your chicken bone broth, sea salt, spices of pumpkin pie. I puree my pumpkin, yes the baby can have some but easy on the spices…Also, I thicken the soup with arrrowroot to add calcium and give the soup a nice body. I use cool whipped cream, which you probably can use your own homemade cream. Enjoy, sometime I can come up with some ideas. I keep on thinking and creating…

        If your interested in the Kombucha sourdough tumeric,Chia bread/roll recipe, I’ll share. It turned out very light, yellow,moist, loaf of bread to my amazement! The rolls are suppose to be for Thanksgiving… but… my son can’t stop eating them…That’s a good thing….Got to make more….Sorry, sometime I’m terrible in measuring my recipes, but I took the time on this bread. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely little family…

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