Popcorn and other similar snacks have been in the process of reinventing themselves from their standard blend, butter & salt. I would never upset the butter lovers (I am also one of the many), but I have been exposed to an assortment of combinations over the last couple of months that I would have never thought to incorporate into my popcorn repertoire. Now the following idea may shake things up.
What if we replace popcorn altogether with…PUMPKIN SEEDS? I’m really not trying to disrupt the equilibrium of movie snacking, and some of you guys are way ahead of me by enjoying your pepitas (Spanish for pumpkin seeds) all year ‘round. I’m trying to join the bandwagon. Honestly.
Jack-O-Lantern carvers, save your seeds. Try some of these flavors while you watch your favorite ABC special of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Pumpkin seeds are EXTREMELY good for you. And they’re yummy. Healthy+Yummy=Good Times. And to boot, if you are expecting, this simple snack is listed as one of the Top 10 prenatal Foods, according to Fit Magazine, due to their high amounts of protein, zinc, and other vitamins. One cup of seeds provides close to your daily intake of Zinc. So, clean your seeds, line them on a baking sheet, and add the following flavors to your new snack! You’re Welcome!
– Salty/Sweet Lover? Steak seasoning/Brown sugar/Olive Oil
– Spicy/Sweet Lover? Sriracha/Soy Sauce/Sesame Oil
– Garlic lover? Garlic powder/Worcestershire Sauce/ Garlic Infused Olive Oil
– Feeling Fancy? Truffle Oil/Italian Seasoning/Salt
– Sweet & Seasonal? Brown Sugar/Pumpkin Pie Seasoning