Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

It’s that time of the year!

Pumpkins everywhere!

If you joined us for our pumpkin workout down at the Tulsa Dream Center we even worked out with the pumpkins!

So what do you do with your pumpkins after using them as a decoration in the font yard?

Well today we have a pumpkin seed recipe that you will love!

This is so simple and such a great treat during this time of the year!

But before we go there I want to give you my 7 reasons YOU NEED to eat your pumpkin seeds…

7 REASONS YOU NEED TO GET YOUR SEEDS

1. IMMUNE support! Pumpkins are super rich in zinc… and our friend zinc plays a hug role in your immune system staying on point.

2. HEART Healthy!  Magnesium is packed all in those little pumpkin seeds. Magnesium is a game changer when it comes to a healthy blood pressure my fiend.

3. OMEGA 3’s Baby! You know how big we are on these. Enough said!

4. MAN UP! The zinc helps with prostate health. So for all you dudes out there..enought said!

5. FOR THE LADIES! Pumpkin seed oil is rich in natural phytoestrogens. This can help with increased “HDL” so for you ladies… less of the hot flashes and those other menopausal symptoms in post menopause.

6. INFLAMMATION! The oil also is a great anti-inflammatory. So when it comes to joint pain and treating arthritis get you some!

7. SLEEP! These seeds are packed with tryptophan…an amino acid that helps build protein.  The cool part is  your body converts this into serotonin,then turned into melatonin… the “sleep hormone.”  baby!

How To Make It Happen

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt
garlic powder (optional)
cayenne pepper (optional)
seasoning salt (optional)
cajun seasoning (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
While it’s OK to leave some strings and pulp on your seeds (it adds flavor) clean off any major chunks.
Toss pumpkin seeds in a bowl with the oil and seasonings of your choice.
Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on baking sheet.
Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

There you have it! BAM!

Get you some of these healthy seeds during this beautiful time of the year!

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Coach JC & The Bootcamp Tulsa Family

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  • Meet Coach JC

    "If you want to WIN more in life you are in the right place my friend! I am blessed and privileged everyday to help people WIN more in life.

    I got my start as the youngest Director of Strength & Conditioning at the Division I level at Oral Roberts University and have been blessed to COACH professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, and WNBA through Dynamic Sports Development. As an ENTREPRENEUR I then started Bootcamp Tulsa to help women WIN in their Fitness, Nutrition & in Life. On a daily basis I now run our Non-Profit, 501 (c) (3), Fit First Responders serving those that serve us everyday, our Police Officers, Firefighters, Medics and national Guard.

    If I'm not helping people WIN through my Performance Coaching you will find me motivating people on stage through my MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING in churches, companies, universities and athletic organizations. I even took some of that motivation and combined it with a winning game plan to author a few books. I love helping people WIN but there is nothing I'm more passionate about then being a FATHER to my beautiful daughter and a HUSBAND to my hot wife."

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