Recipe: Smokey BBQ Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Smoky BBQ Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

(recipe courtesy of skinnytaste)

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 ½ cup unshelled, raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 4 to 5 squirts olive oil spray


Protein 101

We are excited to sit down with the new Registered Dietitian, Aaron Smith to learn more about him and how we can maximize protein in our diet. 

Tell us about yourself.
Hello! My name is Aaron Smith. I am the new registered dietitian at the Mettler Center. I handle all nutrition counseling sessions and anything else that pertains to nutrition. In the future, we hope to reach out to other similar businesses and develop partnerships with them.

6 Tips for Staying Healthy as a New Mom

Jenny and HagenMarch 4th 2018 will be a day that forever changed my life. My husband, Josh, and I welcomed our first child, a baby girl named Hagen, into the world. People always told me that having children would, "change your life," "is the best thing that could ever happen to you," and "is like no experience you will ever have," but you just never truly grasp that until you hold your child for the first time. And yes, while my life has changed immensely over the past year, I wouldn't have it any other way. Like any change, you simply learn to strategize and adjust with the new way of life.

Here are six tips & strategies that any non-RD can easily do to find balance as a happy and healthy mom:

Holiday Nutrition for Those Who Really Love Food

From workplace parties (and treats in the breakroom) to family gatherings, there's a glorious glut of food and drink opportunities outside your normal routine this holiday season. But that doesn't mean you should throw all sensibilities out the window. We believe you can eat, drink, and be merry—without adding those holiday pounds.

Here are our top four tips to enjoy the holidays, but still not lose sight of your health and fitness goals.

Easy, Healthy Potato Soup

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Easy, Healthy Potato Soup

  • 3 large Russet potatoes, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons margarine
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  1. Boil diced potatoes in salted water until soft.
  2. In a large saucepan, sauté celery and onion in margarine until softened. Stir in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir in milk, salt, and white pepper. Add the cooked potatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes until slightly thickened.

Estimated nutritional information (per 1/6 of recipe): 112 calories, 4g fat, 15g carbs, 4g protein, 456mg sodium


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