I can’t fight it any longer. Autumn is upon us and I am freezing my gonads off.
Last year I wrote this post about the change of seasons, seasonal affective disorder, and how the sudden drop in temperature makes me want to devour every fatty morsel in sight. This year I’m attempting to be better. I was already tired of sugary pumpkin spice lattes by the beginning of October. I’ve tried keeping healthier foods around the house but still occasionally find myself rubbing carbs on my face for comfort.
The other day I finally carved one of several pumpkins I decided I had to stock up on, because if the apocalypse happens tomorrow, apparently gourds shall save us.
I cut open my
sacrifice pumpkin and made my yearly Old Bay roasted pumpkin seeds.
Separate the seeds from the pumpkin
Coat with olive oil and spread onto foil
Sprinkle GENEROUSLY with Old Bay
Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes
Flip seeds and bake an additional 10-20 minutes
EAT LIKE IT’S YOUR LAST MEAL
This recipe is perfect because it’s healthy but doesn’t taste like bird crap (which I assume isn’t tasty. Prove me wrong only if you must). I may also be biased since I’m a Marylander and any variety of crab seasoning is our holy water. As a matter of fact, you’d probably get me into church a lot easier with promises of Old Bay baptisms.
Find more healthy snack ideas for tailgating, parties, or in case coconut cream pie attacks your face, at Nuts.com. Visit their healthy snacks page for even more ideas and insights on how to keep snacking nutritious.
How do YOU stay healthy during tailgating, holidays, and hibernation? Or do you do what I usually do and call October thru December your YOLO months?
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