In this day and age, where processed and convenience food is the go-to for many busy people and families, critical nutrition is being kicked to the curb. One of these nutrients, a macronutrient, is fat.
During the holiday season, we know it's easy to pack on a few extra pounds from indulging in holiday treats. A good way to slash calories and fat from a holiday dish is to use pumpkin instead of extra sugar, butter, or oil.
Inspired by the chili-roasted peanuts I like to buy in India, I decided to mix the pumpkin seeds up with ghee and a few different spices -- garam masala, turmeric and chili powder -- and then bake them.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed pumpkin products are popping up everywhere. One thing is for sure: I'm loving the trend! Act fast -- pumpkin is only in season from September through November, so start stocking your pantry now.