PCOS-Friendly Snack: Roasted Pepitas (2 Ways)
by Amy Medling, founder of PCOS Diva
Either way you make them, roasted pepitas make a delicious and nutritious PCOS-friendly snack. I keep some around for when I am craving something crunchy. Sometimes, I put a few of the Savor Spiced Pepitas on top of a salad to give it a little kick!
Sweet Spiced Pepitas
Makes 2 cups
- 2 c. pepitas
- 2 Tbs. coconut sugar
- 1 Tbs. virgin coconut oil (liquid)
- 2 tsp.Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/4 tsp. finely ground sea salt
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine the pepitas, coconut sugar, coconut oil, Pumpkin Pie Spice, and salt in a bowl and mix well. Spread the seeds in a single layer on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The seeds will be golden and crunchy when done. Cool and store in an airtight container.
To make Savory Spiced Pepitas, substitute Southwest Seasoning for Pumpkin Pie Spice, reduce the amount of coconut sugar to 2 teaspoons, and replace the coconut oil with lime juice.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Combine well: 1/4 c. ground cinnamon, 2 tsp. grated nutmeg, 2 tsp. allspice, 1 tsp. ginger, & 1/2 tsp. cloves
Combine well: 2 Tbs. chili powder, 1 Tbs. ground cumin, 1 Tbs. ground seasalt, 2 tsp. paprika, 2 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. ground black pepper, 1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried oregano, & 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
For more snack ideas, check out my Seasonal Menus.
Amy Medling, best-selling author of Healing PCOS and certified health coach, specializes in working with women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), who are frustrated and have lost all hope when the only solution their doctors offer is to lose weight, take a pill, and live with their symptoms. In response, Amy founded PCOS Diva and developed a proven protocol of supplements, diet, and lifestyle programs that offer women tools to help gain control of their PCOS and regain their fertility, femininity, health, and happiness.