What a wonderful Fall day! When Chris and I woke up this morning we knew we had to start the day with a walk through the park (High Park). We both had crazy busy Saturdays with work and we even went out Gorgeous colours changing on the trees and so many people were out enjoying the sunshine. Toronto was buzzing with runners as it was the Toronto Marathon weekend as well.
We walked and picked up some more 'nuts' (little acorns) for our Fall dining table centerpiece (it's the only Martha Stewart type thing I've done in months!) and then decided to walk up to Bloor for breakfast at Dr. Generosity. We're usually up way too early to eat there but it was already 10 am so we went for some tasty eggs.
On our way back we saw so many pumpkins and kids excited about carving pumpkins for Halloween. So of course the first thing I think of is that delicious loaf I made a couple of weeks ago and how nutritious pumpkin seeds are. Sooooo this year don't throw out the pumpkin seeds when carving your jack-o-lanterns!
The seeds are a great source of zinc, a mineral that is super important for your immune system and the prostate gland. The seeds are also a great source of magnesium which helps blood vessels relax which is great for high blood pressure. Great little afternoon snack especially if you are stressed or want to relax before bedtime!
If buying them at a store look for raw and unsalted and unroasted. When eating them from your pumpkin, wash and dry them and put on a baking sheet with a touch of olive oil and sea salt. Even better then the sea salt (if you are feeling adventurous) is to toss with cayenne or curry powder.
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