Disclaimer: I was sent a sample pack of hemp hearts free of charge to do this Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Review through SweatPink/FitApproach. However the opinions in this blogpost are mine and mine alone, and have not been controlled or modified by anyone.
I am plant based. That means that all I am eating/drinking is plants in some shape or form. A lot of people think that it’s hard to be plant based/vegan, and sure.. I can admit that I sometimes have to think about my diet, as in make sure that I eat the right things for proteins etc. But the only thing I’ve found really hard since going plant based has been to eat out since a lot of restaurants around where I live really don’t cater to people who are cutting out not just meat/fish but also dairy and egg.
The problems with ‘eating out’ have forced me to be creative with on-the-go snacks etc, as I usually will be left eating little to none actually filling food (depending on where I am of course, but not kidding you when I say that I’ve had a ‘salad’ consisting of nothing but lettuce and tomato several times). Lately I have been making a lot of bars and balls for an easy to-go snack and some extra energy and when the hemp hearts from Manitoba Harvest arrived I immediately decided they had to go into some of my homemade snacks (see recipe below).
I am the first one to admit that I am NO chef, but I have really enjoyed spending more time in the kitchen since I transitioned to the plant based lifestyle about 1 1/2 years ago. Here’s my favorite way of using the Manitoba Hemp Hearts, if I’m not just using them in oatmeal, or as a topping on a salad or a smoothie: