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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Pumpkin Seeds make a great tasting and healthy snack.  They provide our bodies with zinc which is perfect at this time of  year to help ward off colds!  We love roasting pumpkin seeds and trying different combinations of flavors. We always do some with sea salt, then we mix things up a little by using things like garlic salt and Worcestershire, or for a sweeter flavor we sprinkle on cinnamon and nutmeg! It’s fun to get your kids involved and let them create fun combinations! We’ll share our favorite recipe and cooking method you!

Pumpkin Seeds

What you’ll need:

Medium Pumpkin
Olive Oil
Sea Salt

What to do:

* Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut open pumpkin and scoop out the insides into a big bowl. Add water to the bowl to help separate the seeds from the stringy flesh (a lot of the seeds will just float up to the top!) and then rinse seeds in a colander.

* To make the seeds nice and crunchy we boil our seeds before putting them in the oven. You can skip this step if you’d like as it’s not essential. In a small pot add the seeds (for a medium pumpkin is around 1/2 cup) to approximately 2 cups of water. Add 1 tablespoon of sea salt. Bring to a boil and then let it simmer for about 10 minutes.

* Remove from heat and drain.

* Spread Olive Oil on the bottom of a roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet then spread the seeds (try not to have the seeds touching). This is also the time to sprinkle on some extra flavor if you’d like!

* Bake on the top rack until the seeds are golden brown, 10 – 20 minutes, depending on how brown you like the seeds.

* Take out of the oven and allow seeds to cool. Then enjoy this tasty fall snack!!

Happy Healthy Eating

Kia Robertson is a mom and the creator of the Today I Ate A Rainbow kit; a tool that helps parents establish healthy habits by setting the goal of eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day. Kia is passionate about creating tools that help parents raise healthy kids!

A spooky treat for all to enjoy!

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Boy do we have a treat for you! This smoothie is not only delicious and nutritious but has a “surprise” in stored for the drinker!

How to make a Halloween Eyeball Surprise Smoothie


  • 8 leaves romaine lettuce or two cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 2 cups water
  • Stevia to sweeten ( a little goes a long way!)
  • Red or green grapes, add after pouring into cups, these are the eyeballs!


Place all ingredients except for grapes in blender and blend well. Pour mixture into cups and add grapes for the “eyeball” affect. To make the smoothie thicker, add les water or add 2 TBS flax meal before mixing. Enjoy these spooky treats for breakfast or anytime on Halloween to counteract the other, less than optimal treats!

Recipe contributed by Maria Rippo, founder of

Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.

5 Fun Ways to celebrate a Green Halloween {and WIN!}

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Thanks so much to the following companies for inspiring healthy and sustainable Halloween traditions by spreading the good, green fun.

1. Green Halloween ChicoBag trick-or-treat bag design contest – For kids up to age 13. Winning design is featured on the 2011 ChicoBag reusable trick-or-treat bag. Prizes include gifts from cool eco-product partners, cash for your school and more. 10% of bag’s sales supports the Green Halloween initiative.

2. HolidayLEDs Green Halloween Pledge – Pledge to take a step towards greening Halloween this year, and you can win $150 in energy-saving decorative holiday LED lighting, just in time for the holidays.

3. YeahTips Green Halloween contestText-to-give $5 to support Green Halloween and enter to win an iPod Shuffle, a $25 Amazing gift certificate, a Green Halloween goody bag and/or a copy of the book, Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family by Green Halloween co-founders, Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson.

4. MiniMonos Green Halloween costume competition -  Design an awesome upcycled Halloween get-up and win points to play in this online virtual world for “Green Kids.”

5. Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest – Create an EEK-O-fabulous costume for your tot and you could win eek-o-fabulous Halloween gear.

Greening Halloween on Northwest Cable News (VIDEO)

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Cool Green Halloween idea: Trick-or-Treat for TREES!

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

I just received an exciting e-mail from iMa, the founder of a non-profit called Seeing the Earth.

She’s come up with an eek-o-fabulous “treat” idea that your kids and your Mother (Earth) will love: TREES!

Here is how it works:

Adults buy “tree coupons” (bundles of 50 for $6 at .10 a piece) and give away to trick-or-treaters in addition to or instead of conventional treats. For each bundle sold, 50 trees are planted.

Isn’t that sweet?

Here is what the coupon looks like:

Trees for Treats Coupon copy copy

Want more ways to celebrate Halloween while doing good? Visit this page and let us know if you have ideas for more.