If you’ve followed me on Instagram or ever come across one of my salad pictures, you may have noticed they always contain the same go-to toppings. The first is toasted flax seeds and the second is Hemp Hearts. I just don’t make a salad without them!
I tried Hemp Hearts on a whim about six months ago. I had some money to spend at the Kiwi Store online and decided to give Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts a whirl. Such a great decision!
They are delicious and nutty and I’m having so much fun experimenting with them. My go-to is salads, but I’ve also made a couple other treats with them.
I love the nutty bit of crunch they added to my Chocolate Caramel Protein Bites.
I also had too much fun making a snack to satisfy my sweet tooth with dates, a tiny bit of peanut butter, half a banana slice and as many hemp hearts as I could get to stick! Yum!
Now, my husband has been working 7 days a week lately, which means this Momma has also been working 7 days a week (but, really, what’s the difference…), or you would be seeing all sorts of help heart concoctions!
Wednesday night our meal plan is for a Tomato Basil Soup from Frontier Soups and I can’t wait to add some hemp hearts to that – delicious! Also, I was just kicking myself for not taking the time to try some hemp heart chicken nuggets the other night while I was cooking up more than two chickens!
So, besides the facts that they taste great, why should YOU be adding them to your own recipes???
Fast Facts About Hemp Hearts
- Hemp Hearts contain 10 grams of protein per 30 gram serving
- Hemp Hearts are a complete vegetarian protein
- Hemp Hearts contain 10 grams of Omegas per 30 gram serving
- Hemp Hearts are a raw, whole food
- Hemp Hearts are delicious!
Ok, so I don’t even want to tell you about this one, but…
There is a contest going to win a 5lb bag of Hemp Hearts from Manitoba Harvest! If I can get my stuff together – not too likely because tonight is my Little Lady’s 2nd Birthday and we leave for Florida in a couple weeks – I will definitely be trying to win that awesome prize! Just tag your photos of your Manitoba Harvest Hemp Heart recipes with #sweatpink @manitobaharvest #hemphearts on Twitter or Instagram by November 30th and you’ll be entered to win!
If you don’t have any hemp hearts to create a recipe, use the code HHSweatPink14 for 20% off anything on manitobaharvest.com until November 30th, 2014.
Have you tried Hemp Hearts?
How would you use them?