Ingredients

  • The rinsed and dried whole seeds from your carved pumpkins (about 1 cup)
  • Nutritional yeast to taste
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil
  • ½ c dried whole cranberries
  • ½ c pistachios

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees (Fahrenheit)
  2. Add the seeds and oil to a bowl, sprinkle with nutritional yeast and salt, and mix.
  3. Place the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until crispy (be sure to stir the seeds periodically). Once they’ve achieved the desired crispiness remove from the oven and let cool.
  4. Mix seeds with cranberries and pistachios and enjoy!

Tools for this recipe

  • Baking sheet
  • Mixing bowl

Nutritional highlights

  • Pumpkin seeds are a great natural source of magnesium which has been associated with heart health, blood sugar control, and blood pressure control.
  • A fun fact about pistachios is that they house prebiotic fiber. This type of fiber offers food for the beneficial bacteria in your belly helping facilitate a healthy gut ecosystem. A favorable gut ecosystem is supportive of immune health!
  • Dried cranberries offer the proanthocyanidin antioxidant and, as you’ve heard me mention in the past {preach it guuurl}, a high daily antioxidant load is important for cell protection in the body.

 

Your super fruit sidekick,

Tara Rybicki