Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin is incredibly rich in vital antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. One serving provides 300 percent of the RDA for vitamin A. Pumpkin is also rich in vitamins C, E and iron. In addition, pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein, fiber, minerals, and essential omega 3s. Roasting pumpkin seeds is a family fun activity and healthy way to enjoy the fall season.

2 cups of pumpkin seeds, cleaned
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Place the seeds in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring seeds to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and pat dry. Toss the seeds with olive oil, sugar and cinnamon. Line a baking sheet and spread the seeds out evenly. Bake until the seeds begin to brown, 5-20 minutes. When lightly browned, remove the pan from the oven, let cool.