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The saying is you learn something new everyday. Consider this my attempt to pass on knowledge I didn’t have a week ago.
Lately I have been seeing a ton of posts on Instagram about Hemp Hearts. Yeah. I felt the same way, “What the heck are hemp hearts?” <<Only I didn’t say heck.
I was intrigued so I did some reading.
Hemp hearts are
just part of the hemp seed. Not just… they are actually the most nutritious part and lower in carbs than chia seeds. These little guys are bringin’ the heat; 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of Omegas per 30 gram serving! Manitoba Harvest also states that these are raw, vegan and Non-GMO. So in a nutshell (literally) these rock!
Did you know that October is Non-GMO month? #funfact
I thought it would be fun to make a recipe that is perfect for fall so you can enjoy the nutty flavor and crunch of these seeds beyond just a sprinkle. Here we go!
Oh wait… Just in case you don’t own Hemp Hearts yet, you can order them here and save 20% on your entire purchase now through Nov 30, 2014. Code: HHSweatPink14
Okay, now here we go!
I was inspired by our recent Kroger coupon book of all things. The booklet shared a recipe that used noodles, regular flour and bread crumbs but we try to avoid all of those about 90% of the time. So I really wanted to eat it, but knew I had to make a few swaps and here is where I ended up!
This isn’t creamy like a normal mac and cheese, instead it ends up being thicker like a casserole baked mac. Of course you could make your own creamy goodness of a sauce if you are up for it! This has a blend of sharp cheddar and smoked gouda. (You could also swap out the flour or dairy for a non-dairy option.)
Since this makes a big dish, imagine your leftovers made into a panini with bacon. <<Yes, I said bacon.
Some other sneaky ways I love Hemp Hearts:
Sprinkle on edamame, chia pudding or Shakeology. Also in anything Quinn eats.
@iamhumanity – Banana Pancakes
@chefsarahsweeney – Pumpkin Kale Millet
@nourriture.en.folie – Spinach salad with hemp hearts, feta, almonds, corn, celery, cucumber, tomatoes and balsamic glaze.
@yogawithciara – Kale Salad deliciousness
In case you haven’t had enough, I dare you to peek at the recipes posted on Manitoba’s site.
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If you had to choose: pumpkin or apple?
What Non-GMO food would you like to try this month?
What is your favorite way to sneak in nutrition?