Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I was sent a free sample of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts for review. One reader is eligible to win a sample of Hemp Hearts from Manitoba Harvest (value $2.99).
Update: I had no idea that this was my 100th blog post! What an exciting way to celebrate with a recipe and a giveaway!
I’ve been working towards moving my family to a healthier diet but I haven’t been writing about our struggles. There is always a constant fight to get more protein into our diets. When I was offered a chance to sample Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts I knew it was something that I wanted try! They are shelled hemp seeds which have 10 grams of protein per serving (about 3 tablespoons).
They are a little nutty tasting (a little like softer sunflower seeds) and they are a perfect little topping for yogurt, cottage cheese and salads!
Daisy liked it mixed in with her yogurt.
I topped my sunbutter apples with the Hemp Hearts.
And I mixed it into our smoothies and Anakin approved!
There are many recipes listed on the Manitoba Harvest website that are on my “to try” list!
I was adventurous and used the Hemp Hearts as a “breading” for chicken tenders. Here’s my first attempt at writing out a recipe for you, dear reader!
Hemp Chicken Tenders
7 pieces of boneless chicken tenders
3/4 cup of Hemp Hearts
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
Salt and Pepper
- Prep the chicken as necessary (In my case: thaw & trim).
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees & prepare lined or oil sprayed baking pan (to prevent from sticking).
- Mix dry ingredients in a shallow bowl (Hemp Heart mixture).
- Beat egg in a second bowl.
- Dip chicken in the egg and then dredge chicken into the Hemp Heart mixture to coat.
- Place chicken onto lined or oil sprayed pan.
- Bake for 15 min or until chicken is cooked through.
- Enjoy with your choice of side. (We had kale cooked in coconut milk & green curry and brown rice.)
I made the chicken tenders a little to spicy for the kiddos, but the Hubby approved the recipe for our dinner rotation. I believe that this is a paleo recipe. [Note to self: Next time, don’t forget to take pictures of the finished and plated product!]
For the most part, Hemp Hearts are a way that I can sneak in a little more protein into our diets. When it’s blended into our breakfast smoothies, the kiddos don’t seem to mind. Daisy likes to eat the Hemp Hearts straight with a spoon.
Now you can win a sample of Hemp Hearts to try! Click to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway.
Manitoba Harvest will provide one winner a sample of Hemp Hearts to try. Contest closes Monday, March 16th and the winner will be announced March 17th.