I have a new favorite discovery, and they go by the name of Watermelon Seeds. Raw, sprouted watermelon seeds in fact. (You can find more in-depth information on raw foods and sprouted seeds on my Raw, Unfiltered Honey, and Sunbutter posts) They are absolutely addictive. We found them in our local Fresh Market one day, decided to give it a try, and haven’t looked back since. They vaguely remind us of oyster crackers, interestingly enough, because they are light, crunchy, and the Go Raw brand (the only kind I’ve actually ever found so far) are slightly salty. My favorite on the go snack (usually before a workout) is a handful of these guys, a banana, and a few chocolate chips. That classic salty-sweet combo is enough to make that snack into an unbreakable habit. I’ve also recently created a Watermelon Seed “Hummus” which is an amazing mid-day snack to pair with veggies. Why are they so great you ask? Well, if the taste wasn’t enough, let me talk about the PROTEIN. Oh watermelon seeds, oh watermelon seeds, how lovely are your proteeeeins! Eleven grams of protein in 1 ounce. Let me go over that again. ELEVEN GRAMS of protein in TWO TABLESPOONS. In case you were wondering, that’s about 1 shot glass full of seeds. Which is pretty much nothing in the world of snacking. So you could easily get in 2 servings and be at 22 grams of protein, just from these seeds. WHICH, my friends, is why I deemed my Watermelon Seed Hummus as a wonderful afternoon snack to pair with veggies. Easy protein, easy satisfaction. Oh and another benefit: Iron. In the same 1 ounce, or 2 Tbsp, you get 15% of your daily value for iron. Again, you could easily double this. Now granted, out bodies don’t absorb iron from plants quite as well as they absorb iron from animal protein, but hey, every little bit counts. If you’re looking for a new edition to your pantry, I wholeheartedly suggested seeking out these little nuggets of greatness.