Saturday, October 24, 2015

Heatlhy Chocolatey Pumpkin Seed Snack

We're a week away from Halloween and deep into candy season, but some of us can't participate in the all-out chocolate fest.  If you can, that's great (just be sure to buy fair trade!), but if you're like me and can't, then here's a yummy, super fast alternative that's actually legitimately good for you!
Carob or cocoa powder
Pumpkin seeds (or walnuts)

Prep time
Under two minutes

1) Add about 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds to a very small bowl.
2) Add about 2 tsp. of carob or cocoa powder on top of the pumpkin seeds.
3) Add the smallest amount of water.
4) Stir together.
5) Eat!!

I know this isn't necessarily the most sugary, crazy-delicious treat out there, but it's still pretty darn good given how amazingly healthy it is.  Carob lowers cholesterol, acts as an antioxidant, and is full of calcium and selenium.   Pumpkin seeds are packed with fiber and protein.  Cocoa has antioxidants and magnesium.  Plus, it's a mood-booster!

<3 Frances

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