Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What's for Lunch Wednesday - Snacks


My kids eat a lot of fruit. I'm talking a lot. Like, monkey quantities. I guess there are worse things, but I'm not a huge fan of the amount of sugar that goes along with the vitamins and I would like to see them eat a little more protein than they do.

That's why this recipe from The Nourishing Gourmet caught my eye. We tried it out, and she's not kidding when she says it's good enough to eat with a spoon!
Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Butter

3/4 cup of Pumpkin Seeds (dehydrated or toasted)

1/4 cup of coconut oil (or grass fed butter)

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (I prefer grade B) or honey

1/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt

1 1/2 -2 teaspoons cinnamon

Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth and well mixed. Serve right away or place in the refrigerator (it will need to reach room temperature to soften before serving).
Photo courtesy of flick user WordRidden under a Creative Commons license

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