When I made these pepitas, on Easter, for the top of my Recovery Quinoa Salad (featured in the previous Fleet Feet newsletter) my hands took on a lovely yellow hue because I was gobbling them up by the handful before they fully cooled. The yellow turmeric spice resembled Easter egg dye, causing a few folks to question the cause of my colored hands. I’m happy to report that once the seeds are fully cooled, you can eat them by the handful without impacting your hands.
These seeds are sweet, salty, buttery and lightly spiced. Pepitas (aka pumpkin seeds) are high in iron, omega -3 fatty acids and iron, along with other minerals. This is the perfect recovery food. They are also perfect sprinkled over leafy green salads, as well as grain salads.
Source: Run Fast. Eat Slow.; Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky
Aubrey Schulz is a certified nutrition and triathlon coach with Get Out N Play. She works with clients to help them reach their nutritional and athletic goals, in the kitchen, out on the road and in the water! Plus she's knowledgeable about how essential oils can boost your wellness and fitness. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org