Hemp In Your Lunchbox | Adding Hemp To Your Daily Diet
Hemp Goodies in your lunch box

Hemp In Your Lunchbox

How to use hemp in your daily diet.

Don’t leave that packet of hemp hearts sitting on your pantry shelf any longer. We’re going to be sending out regular HEMP IN YOUR LUNCHBOX updates and giving you FRESH ideas for how you can include hemp in your diet.

Did you know that hemp seeds are nature’s coolest superfood?

For the newbies, hemp hearts are the seeds of the hemp plant that have had their hard outer casing or shell removed. They have a delicate, nutty flavour, are incredibly versatile, and pack an incredible nutritional punch.

FACTS

Nutritional profile snippet of hemp hearts.

  • Gram for gram more protein than chicken.
  • Twice the protein content of chia or flax seeds, with half the carbs.
  • Contain an impressive 18 amino acids — including all 9 essential amino acids that our bodies can’t produce on their own.
  • Contain gamma-linolenic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid shown to be helpful in fighting inflammation.
  • Contain nature’s ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids (3:1).
  • An excellent source of minerals such as phosphorus, niacin, thiamine, manganese, copper, magnesium, iron, and zinc.
  • A good source of folate and Vitamin B6.

High In Protein; Versatile, Nutty & Delicious! A Must For Any Plant-Based Diet!

What an amazing little powerhouse! Add to that that our hemp seed is New Zealand grown, vegan-friendly, paleo-friendly, keto-friendly, grandma-friendly, and kid-friendly. It’s basically the friendliest food we know and we just love being a part of the plant protein revolution sweeping the planet!

Lunch box treats to look forward to

We’ve pulled together a couple of new recipe ideas for you for you to pop in your lunchbox. In each recipe we will be using a  vegan-certified hemp superfood product.

Chockie Chip Hemp Heart Cookies

Chockie Chip Hemp Heart Cookies

This recipe has a great yield if you’ve got a bunch of hungry kids in the house. Makes 3-4 dozen large cookies so they won’t be gone on the first day! If you love an extra hempy flavour in your cookies, gently toast the hemp hearts first. If you don’t happen to have chocolate chips you can swap them out for raisins or sultanas!

Hemp Hearts Crusted Tofu

Hemp Hearts Crusted Tofu

Coating your tofu in hemp hearts is a great way to add a little more crunch and texture to tofu if you’re not a huge fan. If you are, then you’re sure to love this recipe. For little extra zing, add a little chilli powder, or drizzle with chilli oil after.

Gluten-free Hemp Crispies

Sweet & Salty Hemp Bars

Enter the whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead, no-mess, life-changing loaf of bread. This bread is adaptable to your mood and your pantry. Swap in like for like (nuts for nuts, grains for grains, and so forth), and your life can change a little bit differently every time.

Sweet & Salty Hemp Bars

Nutty Seed Loaf

Oh my gosh... these are soo... good! If you like that sweet and salty hit these nut bars are a real winner. Best kept in the fridge or freezer until required. This recipe can be made into squares, bars, or rolled into balls. Your choice!

Nutty Seed Loaf

Nutty Seed Loaf

Enter the whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead, no-mess, life-changing loaf of bread. This bread is adaptable to your mood and your pantry. Swap in like for like (nuts for nuts, grains for grains, and so forth), and your life can change a little bit differently every time.

Raw Hemp Protein Brownie made with pure hemp protein

Raw Hemp Protein Brownie

This Raw Hemp Protein Brownie was definitely a favourite in our office! It is raw, has no refined sugars and with that little citrus kick from the lemon zest it was the perfect morning tea treat.

Shortbread made with a plant-based superfood - hemp

Hemp Shortbread

This is a beaut recipe created by Simon Gault. Not only is this shortbread super tasty, and perfect with a cuppa but we reckon the flecks of hemp hearts make it looks just a little bit fancy.  Get creative with your cookie cutters. 

Protein balls Pics LilBird

Hemp Power Protein Balls

This recipe is one of our own creations that we hemped up by using our own vegan certified pure hemp protein powder as well as our NZ Kiwi Hemp Hearts. Because we love to support other Kiwi businesses we used Pic's Crunchy Peanut Butter and Little Bird Organics Cacao Powder. Play around with the ingredients as it's quite a flexible recipe.

Low-Carb Paleo Bread with Hemp Protein

Paleo Bread

This healthy paleo bread recipe is made with our vegan certified plant-based hemp protein powder, which is low in carbs and high in protein and fibre, making it very satiating. It’s keto-friendly, convenient, tasty and easy to make!

Hummus made with hemp seed oil

Hummus

An absolute crowd favourite at the Trade Shows. This hemp hummus is made extra delicious by incorporating our vegan-certified Kiwi Hemp Seed Oil; creating a twist on tahini, we call it ‘hempini'. Impress friends and family with this yummy addition to every fresh and healthy meal. 

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