This is a Paleo Foundation Recipe by Angela Privin that uses Gerbs Allergy Friendly Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Meal.
First. Our Dried Papaya is Sulfur Dioxide-free. In fact, all of our Dried Fruits are Sulphur-Dioxide-free. What is so fantastic about having chemical-free Dried Papaya in your purse or pocket or locker or lunchbox is that it’s a safe, naturally sweet food that can provide you with energy. Because it is naturally chewy, it satisfies your need to chew. The fiber in this fruit keeps your bowel clear and the carbohydrate gives you enough energy. It is naturally rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants, and beta-carotene.
Dried fruit really is the best of both worlds; throw them in with the kids lunches, use as an after-school snack or scatter on top of ice cream for dessert! About to run? Get quick energy with a handful of Gerbs No-Sugar Added Dried Apricots or satisfy your need to chew with our Dried Sliced Apple Slices.
This recipe is not allergen-free. It contains the following allergens: butter. If you or a loved one is living with a milk allergy, please refer to this resource on using milk substitutions.
“Lately I’ve been making these homemade Granola Bars with chocolate chips, dried fruit and chia seeds. They’re stuffed with dried cranberries, raisins and plenty of chocolate chips. I’ve been known to throw in dried cherries or apricots if those are on hand too. You can mix and match all kinds of dried fruit, just keep the proportions the same so the granola bars stick together properly and hold up when cut. You can serve these right away or cut them up and wrap each bar in a bit of parchment paper and refrigerate them until ready to eat.”
Pumpkin Nutrition facts: 180 calories, 14g fat (4g sat fat), 10g protein. Pumpkin seeds pack more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3s.
You can make a “butter” from any of our seeds! This superfood still makes an awesome snack in any form. Its best benefits include a ton of protein (more than peanut butter), fiber, potassium, and beta-carotene, a nutrient associated with boosting the immune system. Spoon a dollop of pumpkin butter in a bowl of oatmeal!
Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds:
High in Zinc…protects against osteoporosis
High in Magnesium…supports relaxation
Contains phytosterols… reduces levels of LDL cholesterol.
contain L-tryptophan… effective against depression.