27 Ways to Eat Hemp Hearts

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Hemp Hearts - A Healthy Alternative

I first tried hemp hearts in 2010. My sister is a vegetarian, so my mom bought them to use as an additive in salads. I quickly started using them on my morning bagels with cream cheese. Pretty soon I realized that when I sprinkled them on top of my bagels, my energy sustained, and I didn’t become hungry almost immediately after eating my breakfast.

I was hooked.

A Splendid Superfood!

Hemp Hearts are nutrient-dense but have a subtle flavor. They kind of taste like a sunflower seed, without the hassle; but, when you add them to food they take on the flavor of whatever you are eating. They are high in protein, potassium, manganese and Omega-3 and contain all nine essential amino acids that your body needs but doesn’t naturally produce.

Interested in learning more?

Here are 27 ways to easily incorporate nutritional hemp hearts into your diet! I’ve tried them all and I stand by my word – Hemp Hearts are the best (and most nutritious) additive to any meal.

1. Salads

Add hemp hearts to any salad, just like a nut!

Salad with Hemp Hearts

2. Smoothies

Top your smoothies with hemp hearts or blend them in for extra froth.

Hemp Hearts in a smoothie

3. Peanut Butter & Jelly on Toasted Bread

Peanut Butter Jelly Time! But don’t forget the hemp hearts!

Peanut Butter and Jelly with Hemp Hearts

4. Deli Sandwiches

Add hemp hearts with mustard and avocado on a sandwich.

5. Corn on the Cob

Mix salt, pepper and hemp hearts then roll corn in seasoning.

corn on the cob with hemp hearts

6. Calzones

Sprinkle hemp hearts on a Calzone before or after cooking.

Calzone with hemp hearts

7. Acai Bowls

Acai Bowls are packed with nutrients. Add hemp hearts to the bowl to make a superfood bowl!

Acai Bowl with hemp hearts

8. English Muffin with Honey

Toast an English Muffin, add jam or peanut/almond butter. Sprinkle with hemp hearts and drizzle with honey.

English Muffin with Hemp and Honey

9. Bagel Sandwich

I’ve already expressed my love for hemp hearts and bagels, why not make it a sandwich!

bagel sandwich with hemp hearts

10. Open Face Egg Sandwich

While we are on the subject of breakfast, Hemp Hearts are great on eggs too!

Open face egg sandwich and hemp hearts

11. Sprinkle on Pizza

Sprinkle Hemp Hearts on home-made pizza or take-out pizza!

pizza with hemp hearts

12. Top it ON or mix it IN your burger

Vegetarian, Vegan or Omnivore, Hemp Hearts are great ON or IN burgers!

burger with hemp hearts

13. Season Your Baked Potato

Hemp Hearts with chives, pepper and salt… Nom Nom.

baked potato with hemp hearts

14. Top it on ice cream like a nut

Top any ice cream flavor with Hemp Hearts for an extra crunchy treat!

Ice cream with hemp hearts

15. Vegan Ice Cream

If you’re feeling really pro-active, try vegan ice cream!

Vegan Hemp Heart Ice Cream

16. Avocado Bowl with seasoning

Feeling lazy? Cut an avocado in half, sprinkle with seasoning and Hemp Hearts

Avocado with Hemp Hearts

17. Oatmeal with brown sugar

Oatmeal and Hemp Hearts are a classic combination.

Oatmeal with hemp hearts

18. Open Face Mediterranean Pita

Hemp Hearts and Quinoa are a great combo. Try them together, Mediterranean style!

Mediterranean Pita with Hemp Hearts

19. Ravioli

Pasta! Pasta! Pasta! Add Hemp Hearts on any pasta!

Ravioli with hemp hearts

20. Spaghetti

Spaghetti works too!

spaghetti with hemp hearts

21. Breakfast Hash

Cook eggs, red cabbage, red onion, and sweet potatoes, then top with Hemp Hearts!

Breakfast Hash with hemp hearts

22. Hemp Heart crusted salmon

Encrust your salmon (or chicken) in Hemp Hearts and almond flour for an extra Omega-3 punch!

23. Orange Chicken Stir-Fry

Replace sesame seeds with Hemp Hearts. Add them to your stir-fry!

Orange Chicken Stir-Fry with Hemp Hearts

24. Toast

No need to get too fancy! Adding Hemp Hearts with toast provides sustained energy.

Toast with hemp hearts

25. Sushi - Substitute the Sesame Seeds

But if you want to get fancy, try Hemp Hearts on Sushi!

Sushi with hemp hearts

26. Tofu, Rice and Veggies

Bring extra nutrition into grains like rice by adding Hemp Hearts.

27 ways to incorporate hemp hearts into your diet

27. Tacos or any Mexican Cuisine

Sprinkle Hemp Hearts on tacos, beans, guacamole, quesadillas… basically any Mexican cuisine.

Tacos with hemp hearts

I could go on and on, but I think you get the point…

Just open the bag and sprinkle them on your food! Mmmmm.

Want to buy domestically grown Hemp Hearts? Try Victory Hemp Foods!

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