I’ve heard the benefits of hemp seeds for some time now but had never tried them.  But since I’m always interested in adding more nutrition but not adding any additional work to my food prep time and I’m continually in search of  additional protein sources, I  thought I’d give them a go.  So, hello hemp seeds.

After reading a bit about them and some of the research done I was impressed.  Hemp seeds are high in fiber, have a good amount of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and are a great source of protein.  They are actually at a substantially higher protein concentration  than beef, fish and tofu.  So, what does this mean for you?     Well, if you choose to incorporate hemp seeds/hemp protein into your diet you should be feeling more energy, fuller longer, improved digestion as well as  boosts to your brain functions (memory, clearer thinking).    All good stuff.

Today I whipped up the following for lunch; it took no time at all and was delicious, filling and satisfying.

grilled tomato with hemp

6 thick slices of tomato

½ c parmesan cheese (shredded would be better than grated)

½ c hemp seeds (I used Nutiva)

drizzle of olive oil



slice tomato into thick  slices + lay on a baking sheet

drizzle with olive oil

mix the cheese and hemp seeds together and pile a decent

portion onto each slice.

sprinkle with basil

bake for 10-15 min at 350  degrees, until golden brown

I found this recipe on the Happy Hemp website when I was looking for other hemp options.  I changed it just a bit and enjoyed them over sautéed spinach in coconut oil, salt + pepper.  So good.

I’ve also been adding hemp seeds (unbeknownst to them) to the children’s morning smoothies and over my oatmeal.  Let me know if you have any uses for hemp seeds that you’d like to share, I’d love to hear from you.