Since the fall season on the East Coast brings changing leaves, colorful mums, and pumpkins galore from every supermarket to every farmers market, we felt it was the perfect time to share this delicious recipe on our blog.
We love this recipe not only for its amazing sweet/salty/crunchy taste, but also because its packed with healthy fat, protein, and a myriad of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, and the aphrodisiac mineral . . . zinc.
Though you may be familiar with zinc for its immune boosting properties, you may not realize that adequate zinc is necessary for optimal physical performance, energy levels, and body composition. Additionally, zinc is required for testosterone production, which is a major component of sexual desire in both men AND women. Sexual desire wanes dramatically when testosterone levels are low in either sex.
Top food sources of zinc include the infamous oysters, but the mineral can also be found in lentils, beans, cashews, quinoa, sesame and pumpkin seeds, along with animal proteins such as chicken and turkey.
The great thing about the following recipe, which was adapted from the book “The Cancer Fighting Kitchen” by Rebecca Katz, is that you can use literally any type of nut or seed as your base. It works well with almonds, cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, or any combo.
SAVORY TOASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS Recipe HERE.
Get toasting today (and let us know how it works out for you)!
This pumpkin seed recipe is just ONE of the amazing recipes found in our PM Meal Mastery program. PM Meal Mastery™ is a scientifically-backed nutrition plan for optimal health, energy, and confidence after menopause. PM Meal Mastery is the nutritional program for post menopausal women who want to fuel their bodies, feel their best, and live an active, engaged life.
I was out of cardamon and apparently so was Shop Rite so I ended up using a blend of coriander and ground cloves. It turned out to be a great substitute!
Great idea Erica! Glad you enjoyed it.
Any ideas on a substitute for the maple syrup for this as it’s not something I generally have on hand. Thanks!
Hi Chris – Anything natural like honey, coconut sugar or raw organic sugar will do.
Sounds good. Thank you!