Motivational Speaker Attacked by Healthy Seed Snack!

Hahaha!  Did this motivational speaker get your attention?  This delectably delicious seed snack should make the headlines!  It’s that good!  It’s also that important that we have something healthy to grab when we’re attacked by hunger, especially when we’re traveling.  How many times have we made really unhealthy food choices when we’re gripped by hunger?  I’ve done it many times and it makes me feel awful afterwards.  That’s why my healthy advice to all of you is to be that good girl scout and be prepared the next time hunger hits and we’re nowhere near your exquisitely organically stocked refrigerator.

Nuts and seeds are the perfect snack to sustain us through to the next meal.  They are a powerful, healthy combination of protein, fat, carbohydrate and fiber.  All of that in the palm of your hand.  Important: Just what fits in the palm of your hand.  No more.  They are very calorie dense (ie: high fat) so a little goes a long way.  And I guarantee they will keep your hunger assuaged until mealtime.  Here’s a recipe for my all time favorite seed snack:

Seed Snack Attack!

1 cup raw, hulled sunflower seeds

1 cup raw pumpkin seeds

2 teaspoons reduced sodium tamari (a good quality soy sauce)

1/2 cup organic raisins (optional)

Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Add sunflower seeds and toast, stirring or shaking occasionally, until they start to lightly brown.  Pour into a bowl and add 1 teaspoon of tamari.  Toss to coat.  Set aside.  Reheat same skillet and add pumpkin seeds.  Toast lightly, stirring or shaking occasionally, until puffed and lightly browned.  Pour into same bowl as sunflower seeds and add the other teaspoon of tamari.  Toss all to coat.  Add raisins, if using, and pour  back into still-hot skillet (off the burner).  Allow the tamari to dry out in the warm skillet, stirring from time to time, until dry.  Allow to cool.  Store in an airtight container.

I like to put about a 1/2 cup in a baggie and always carry it in my pocketbook for those hunger attacks!

Remember, stick to just what fits in the palm of your hand….if you can!  Oh, and of course, travel with a bottle of water.

In health,

Polly Pitchford, your Motivational Speaker on healthy eating and living with vitality!


Motivational Speaker Polly Pitchford didn’t always know the phytochemical benefits of kale, in fact, those words weren’t even in her vocabulary 30 years ago. Neither did she see any reason to do jumping jacks on a cement surface for an hour. But all it took was a chance vegetarian cooking class and some high-energy music to open her eyes upon a whole new world of healthy living. For 30 years Polly has practiced, studied, taught, educated and lived a healthy lifestyle that makes her such a powerful speaker.

Polly’s down-to-Earth and humorous approach mirrors her own lifelong journey to lasting, positive changes. The audience walks away with tangible plans for improving their health and their lives through food, fitness and fun.
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  1. This sounds awesome Polly! How about you make them and I’ll buy them from you? :)
    Your motivational speaker friend Kelly who is always looking for a snack.

    • Oh but Kelly – this snack isn’t just for us motivational speakers! What about your son, Will? Wouldn’t you love to have a snack that he would LOVE that is healthy too? And here’s the deal! Quadruple the recipe when you do it and divide it up into LOTS of little baggies that will last you a long time! GREAT suggestion, Polly!

    • Well let’s think, I can keep my motivational speaker career going AND start a Seed Snack Attack business to supply all us busy, traveling speakers. Place your orders today! :)

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