Crispy Choco Seeds are just that: Little bits of chocolate delight that taste like an indulgence, but are actually good for you!
You’ve just cut open that favorite gourd to make your go-to squash dish. Now, what are you about to do with those seeds? Please, I implore you, do not throw them away! They are a secret treasure. Just a few extra minutes of your time can turn them into either a sweet or savory snack that you and your guests won’t be able to stop eating until they have disappeared. No worries about self-control here, because squash seeds are little powerhouses of nutrients. Just one ounce has 5-7 grams of protein (depending on the source), 23 percent of your daily value of iron, and is chock full of magnesium and vitamins A and C. Also, a great source of plant-based anti-inflammatories, omega 3’s and beta-carotene are in rich supply. A great way to strengthen your immune system against the cold and flu!
This recipe is so quick and easy it’s difficult to justify not making it. If you prefer savory over sweet then simply substitute the chocolate with a little salt and your favorite seasoning, everything else is the same! My only complaint is there are never enough seeds!
This recipe is for 1/4 cup of squash seeds which is usually the minimum amount of seeds present in a squash. Because every squash has a different quantity of seeds you can adjust for more by adding more of each ingredient proportionally.
You too can be a fan of mulit-use! Get your squash on and have a great new snack! Enjoy!!
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