How do you get plenty of protein when you’re a vegetarian? This is one of the biggest challenges when you decide to adopt a plant based lifestyle. Now that I have an almost 9 year old who has chosen to shun meat products, it’s been my mission to make sure he gets as much protein in his diet as possible. He eats plenty of beans and rice, tofu, seeds, nuts, cheese and dairy, but Hemp Hearts have become one of his new favorites.
Hubby and I have been using hemp seeds in our smoothies for years for added taste and nutrition, but until Kenya became a vegetarian I hadn’t realized just how important they were for him as well. We have been buying Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts for years, so working with them on this post was especially fun coming up with new ways to use them in our kitchen.
With 10 grams of plant based protein and omegas in every serving they’re a great way to get necessary protein into a vegetarian lifestyle with less carbs than flax or chia seeds per serving. The best part is that Hemp Hearts are tiny, so you can sprinkle them on salads, Oatmeal in the Crockpot, in smoothies, parfaits, roasted vegetables even on top of sandwiches to add a nutty flavor (resembling the taste of sunflower seeds or pine nuts) to tons of foods.
Kenya’s new favorite is this Persimmon Kiwi Parfait I posted on Instagram, my husband is truly obsessed with this Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie and Chloe who eats almost anything asked for this Kale and Avocado Salad for dinner and then to be added to her school lunch the next day.
Keep a bag of Hemp Hearts at arms length to add them to your favorite recipes. You’ll be getting a ton of nutrition and great taste in every bite! For your chance to win one of THREE prize packages featuring hemp hearts, leave me a comment below telling me what recipe you'd like to add them to!
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Giveaway Details Prize: Three (3) lucky Weelicious readers will receive Two 1lb bags of Hemp Hearts, two bags of Hemp Heart Bites, one bag of HempPro 70 Chocolate and one bag of HempPro 70 Vanilla. This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Duration: This giveaway will be open until Thursday, February 4th at 11_59pm. How To Enter_ Leave a comment below. For more chances to win, share this giveaway on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google+ with the hashtag #WeeliciousGiveaways, and leave a separate comment for each letting me know you've done so. Who Can Enter_ Open to residents in the U.S.A. and Canada. How Winner Will Be Chosen_ The winner(s) will be chosen at random and will be notified via email. The winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.