Healthy Hemp Recipes

  My passion for hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds) started 12 years ago when Mike Fata shared his astonishing weight loss transformation with me where he lost over 120 lbs. by eating a diet high in hemp. From his success story, I was motivated to see how hemp could help my nutrition clients meet their health goals. One taste of these little green gems, and I was hooked. There are many seeds that boast super food status but few taste this fantastic!   Hemp Hearts are nutty and sweet like pine nuts yet sport good amounts of Omega 3 fatty…
Did you know that Hemp Hearts are packed with healthy fats? (1) When the seeds are pressed, the oil (2) from Hemp Hearts is made up of over 80% polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) with very high levels of the two essential fatty acids linoleic acid (omega 6) and linolenic acid (omega 3). These healthy fats are called EFAs (essential fatty acids) because they are essential to every mechanism in the human body.  Because we cannot make them ourselves, we must get them from our diet.  Studies show that adding Omega 3 fatty acids to the diet is associated with a…
  In 2013 started fundraising for Camp Ooch (a special camp for children undergoing cancer treatment) by running in The Sporting Life 10K run. I am a big believer in the anti-inflammatory diet and laughter therapy for supporting cancer patients so when it came time to support a charity, Camp Ooch just made sense. All the sunshine (vitamin D), healthy balanced meals (including donations from my farmer friend Mike Bradley) and friendships developed at camp could really make a difference in the quality of life that a young cancer patient will experience.   I was thrilled when Manitoba Harvest decided…