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Healthy Snack:Toasted Hemp Seeds with Berries and Cocoa Nibs

Healthy Snack:Toasted Hemp Seeds with Berries and Cocoa Nibs
In Sam Talbot’s The Sweet Life is a chapter on healthy snacks including a granola crumble, toasted nori and a frozen grape-aid. When my daughter returned from her vacation this summer, I wanted to start experimenting with her in the kitchen and snacks seemed to be the best place to start. I already felt pretty good about my fish tacos though I couldn’t really compete with the seafood in Maine.

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
Recipe type: Snack
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 10
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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

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