I hope everyone had fun watching the Superbowl and most importantly, enjoyed the halftime show.
So, today’s post is about HEMP SEEDS. I’ve fallen in love with hemp seeds over the past couple of months. So much in fact, that I put a blurb about them in my second cookbook!
Hemp seeds are literally, the seeds from a hemp plant. Hemp seeds vie for the title of world’s most nutritional seed with chia seeds. This surprised me, because I feel like chia gets all the limelight, typically.
Let’s go over the nutritional benefits of hemp seeds:
- High in omega-3s (essential fatty acids that are anti-inflammatory, reduce blood pressure and ward of heart disease, allegedly)
- High in fiber, helping you keep fuller, longer
- Helps with digestion regularity
- Great source of protein
So, where can you get hemp seeds? I get mine from Bob’s Red Mill – you can find them here on Amazon! Look for hulled hemp seeds or “hemp hearts” – that means that they are shelled and in my opinion, easier to digest and more palatable.
Best part: all you need is a little sprinkling and you infuse your meal with nutrients! They breath a little bit of life into simple dishes, like salads.
So how do you use them? I literally sprinkle them on everything – avocado toast, salads, in baked goods, smoothies, and here, in this rutabaga noodle bowl with avocado, roasted carrots and tahini.
As excited I am about hemp seeds, I’m almost equally as excited about whole roasted carrots. It’s the only way I can imagine enjoying carrots moving forward, aside from, of course, spiralizing them.
They slice through like butter and they have such a rich sweetness that’s complemented beautifully here by the nutty hemp seeds and tahini. The rutabaga ties everything together and provides a low-glycemic veggie to turn this into a full dish.
Oh, and of course, there’s avocado. Because…. avocado.
Note: This post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill, put all opinions are my own, always.
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 14 points
*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.