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Creepy Lobster and The Healthiest Halloween Snack

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Happy Halloween everyone!! How about this for a creepy photo?! It looks like the lobster is staring you down, right? It also looks a bit drunk. Too much Blueberry Ale.Creepy Lobster and The Healthiest Halloween Snack 1Nick and I had surf and turf on Friday night, but I didn’t take any photos because it wasn’t pretty. I need lessons on cracking open a lobster and extracting the meat. Despite the mess, the lobster was delicious. And even more delicious was our outstanding win against Wisconsin on Friday, GO BUCKS!

Did you know that a study from iVillage showed that 83% of parents buy Trick-Or-Treat candy that they like, so they can eat the leftovers?Creepy Lobster and The Healthiest Halloween Snack 2Nick and I are part of that 83%, even though we’re not parents. I do not buy my candy too early, as in September 1st when it first appears on shelves. If I did that it would be gone long before Halloween (I’ll admit, we dipped into this bag on Friday night. Reece’s were calling our names. Oh, and then again last night, we had some Snickers from another bag. Yeah, we’re still children when it comes to candy).

Did you carve a pumpkin this year?Creepy Lobster and The Healthiest Halloween Snack 3Nick and I bought one pumpkin and carved it together. Actually he scrapped all the guts out, and I did the carving. It was great team effort. Nick was also in charge of extracting the pumpkin seeds. Did you know that pumpkin seeds are one of the healthiest foods available this time of year (and all year, really)??Creepy Lobster and The Healthiest Halloween Snack 4They are loaded with protein, monounsaturated fats, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, and so much more! Studies have shown they are good for men’s bones, diabetes, lowering cholesterol, and arthritis. So, don’t throw away those pumpkin seeds.

Baked Pumpkin Seeds

  1. Preheat oven to 400
    2. Clean and dry your pumpkin seeds
    3. Add about 2 tsp. oil per 2 cups (I used garlic olive oil)
    4. Add your seasonings (I used salt and pepper)
    Bake for ~20 minutes, stirring half way in.
    5. ENJOY!Creepy Lobster and The Healthiest Halloween Snack 5QUESTION: Will you (or did you) be dressing up for Halloween this year? If so, what will you be (or what were you??). Are you handing out candy to kids tonight? We are, and I’m so excited!!

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