These snacks are not your typical mass produced, super-salty, guilty pleasure. They take a little advanced preparation and a trip to a good natural foods co-op, and cost a bit more. Don’t let that dissuade you though. This first snack, Toasted Hemp Seeds with Golden Berry and Cocoa, fills you up quickly, combines a salty, savory, sweet taste and actually makes you feel better after you eat it. You can’t really say that about a bag of chips. Moreover, the carb count is 7g carbohydrates per serving.
I actually paired the hemp seeds with Goji berries instead of golden berries but I think both make a great mid-day snack.
Here’s the recipe:
|Toasted hemp seeds with berries and cocoa nibs|
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup golden berries or goji berries
- 1/2 cup cocoa nibs
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- In a skillet, toast the hemp seeds over medium high. The seeds will start to become very fragrant and lightly brown when done. As with any toasting, don’t let them burn.
- Combine the hemp seeds in a medium bowl with the berries, cocoa nibs, salt (don’t over-salt) and pepper.
Per serving: 191 cal, 9 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 6 g total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 136 mg sodium