Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds

It's difficult to enjoy Halloween with traditional treats when you have candida issues. I try to find low-carb, healthy alternatives to snack on like these sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds. They are toasted and sprinkled with salt, pumpkin pie spice and stevia powder. I also like to mix half pumpkin seeds with half sunflower seeds as shown in the illustration.

Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
  1. 2 cups pumpkins seeds or half and half
  2. sea salt to taste
  3. pumpkin pie spice
  4. pan spray
  5. SweetLeaf Clear liquid or powder


  1. Toast the pumpkin seeds in a heated skilled sprayed with pan spray. Alternative method: spread the seeds on a baking sheet sprayed with pan spray and toast for 5 minutes at 350 degrees. I prefer the skillet method because I always over toast the seeds in the oven.
  2. When lightly toasted, spray and toss the seeds with additional pan spray. Then sprinkle on salt, pumpkin pie spice and stevia. Toss to coat and continue to toast being sure to monitor to avoid over cooking.

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