Carving Pumpkins? Bake Those Seeds!

By, Steven Grunner, Current ASU Nutrition Student


Pumpkin seeds are extremely beneficial to the body and yet so many people are throwing them out every single year around Halloween while they decorate their pumpkins. It makes sense because they are covered in pumpkin goo and it takes a long time to clean. However, the time spent cleaning off the seeds and baking them in the oven will be replenished by the energy felt after consuming them.

Don’t let them go to waste! Not only will you have a snack while you decorate your jack-o-lanterns, but you will also be consuming omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Also, the smell of the pumpkin seeds in the air is to die for. Pumpkin seeds can be enjoyed in many ways, but this particular recipe is successful at making a healthy snack delicious for just about anyone.


Pumpkin Seeds


  • Ingredients: Pumpkin Seeds, Butter, Garlic Salt
  • Steps:
    1.) Clean off pumpkin seeds. Throw away leftover pumpkin goo.
    2.) Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
    3.) Toss the pumpkin seeds in a bowl with a ¼ cup of melted butter and garlic salt.
    4.) Spread seeds on a baking sheet and allow them to bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

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Steve Gruner

As a student at Arizona State University, Stevie studies Nutrition and implements it into his day-to-day life. Stevie admits that studying something he believes in hardly ever feels like work. His favorite thing about nutrition is its effect on mood. He is so thankful for learning that what we put into our body plays a huge role in how we feel. Stevie wants to help people understand this and hopes to make an impact in their lives. He works at an after-school program for children as a nutrition instructor. Stevie believes in the power of nutrition and shares it with the world whenever he gets the chance.



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