Why I like this meal
Seeds are not eaten enough in my opinion, and are prefect for a vegan snack! They are generally cheaper than nuts, but are as good a source of protein, healthy fats and fibre as nuts.
Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, which is needed for immune health. Seeds also contain good fibre levels and healthy fats, mostly Omega 6 which help to keep us fuller for longer.
You might have heard you need to reduce your omega 6 fats, or worry about a ratio of omega 3 to omega 6, but there is no evidence that intake of omega 6 is bad for us. In fact there are plenty of studies showing that omega 6 is actually good for us, even when in vegetable or seed oils.
How to eat this vegan snack
This seed mix can be sprinkled on salads or just eaten as a snack on the go.
I’d love to know if you’ve given this a go, let me know how you got on – firstname.lastname@example.org