Foodie Friday: Save The Seeds!, Written by: Kayte Corrigan

Before you throw away the guts of this year’s Jack-O-Lantern, save the seeds! Roasted pumpkin seeds make a great healthy snack packed with zinc, magnesium, and vitamins (A, D, E, K). A healthy dose of zinc helps to prevent Osteoporosis. Pumpkin seeds also contain L-tryptophan to promote relaxation and have anti-inflammatory properties. Which is especially good when your wrist gets sore from all that carving! So quick and easy, when roasted they are great for a movie snack, party munchies, or a tailgate treat. Get creative with seasonings like cayenne pepper, paprika, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon, or just a light dusting of salt and pepper.

Check out these two variations on the pumpkin seed roasting.

And don’t forget to send us your favorite tailgating snacks for our Super Bowl Recipe Book! Hope this season’s pumpkin seeds inspire some other snacks!

 

Healthy Tailgate Snack – Sweet Potato Fries with a Kick, Written by: Kayte Corrigan

Through out football season we’ll be glued to the TV, travelling to tailgates, and watching our own modern day gladiators battle it out in the Western World’s coliseum. Whether your hosting, contributing, or sharing snacks keeping fans happy and healthy help narrow down your options for game day. This season we encourage you to share nutritious tailgating treats. We hope to have a long list of health conscious choices tested for fan approval by Superbowl Sunday.

Send us your snacks here: info@highintesitypilates.com or leave it in a comment on this post!

For this weekend’s blitz try Sweet Potato Fries With a Kick!

Recipe from Trainer, Kayte Walsh

I make these all the time for a side dish with dinner or game time or movie night snack. 2 or 3 potatoes make a great batch to share with a couple people. You can use either sweet potatoes (gold color) or yams (orange color), but I prefer sweet potatoes because they seem to come out a little firmer yet still soft in the center.

Preheat your oven to 350. Start by peeling and cutting the chosen potatoes into fries. Thickness depends on you. I like a little narrower than the average steak fries. Toss cut potatoes in a bowl with a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sprinkle on some cayenne pepper (that’s where the kick comes from). Spread out on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 min turning the fries over at the half way mark. So simple, so nutritious, but beware of dipping sauces with lots of fat or sugar. I like a just little touch of ketchup or even on their own!