Hey, hemp

Another one of these hilarious videos:

(I still like the originals and the yoga one the best)

It definitely came to mind when I busted these out a couple of days ago:


hemp seeds! Long time, no see.

When my doc recommended upping my fat intake, hemp seeds was one of his suggestions as they’re an excellent source of healthy fats and protein. It’s been forever since I’ve used them, but they have such a nice nutty flavor and are great in smoothies and salads, and I love them in breakfast foods

like oats

hemp seeds

and yogurt creations.


If you’ve been reading the blog since the Valdosta days, you may remember when I was sprinkling superfoods like hemp, goji berries, chia seeds, cacao nibs and spirulina into everything. It was one of my ways of getting a thrill in a small town: finding new-to-me ingredients at the health food store 😉 My eats have definitely changed since I started the blog, since eats are an evolving thing and it takes some time to figure out what works best on an individual basis. I later realized that for me, fun ingredients are better suited as an accessory to meals instead of the main focus… clean, whole foods are #1.

Pizookies and pizza are #2:


What’s your favorite unique ingredient to use? I’m still a huge fan of nutritional yeast.

Hope you have a happy humpday!



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  1. Leslie Wingate on January 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Those were hilarious! “Get this away from me.” I say that a LOT. 😉

  2. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on January 25, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    When I first started blogging, I was the same way with new and exciting foods – I felt like I had to have them all! 😛 But out of all those “superfoods” I tried, chia seeds are really the only ones I’ve stuck with. I can’t have oatmeal without them now!

    I’ve never had hemp seeds before though – I might have to give them a try!

  3. MMiller on January 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I’ve taken many of your suggesstions over the last few years! Even trying hemp! But now as my kidneys have failed and I am on dialysis, a lot of my healthy eating had to change! After training myself for years to eat whole grain, etc, that isn’t on a renal and or dialysis diet! They prefer you eat white bread and captain crunch cereal!!! Having a few issues trying to eat healthy at the moment!

    I have loved reading your posts over the past few years!!!

  4. Mama Pea on January 26, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Thanks for the link love, lovely lady!

  5. Catherine Piot on January 26, 2012 at 3:57 am

    Gina, that video was so funny! “are you lacking some carbs?” I love eating wholegrain foods but there is a limit as to what I’ll go for…

  6. Cristin on January 26, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Definitely a fan of chia seeds!

  7. joelle (on a pink typewriter) on January 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Love that comment – eats ARE evolving.. i think that is so important for people to recognize, esp of bloggers.

    I like adding sweet potatoes and bananas whenever I can to meals. 😉

  8. Jeralyn on January 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    My new fave is Match Green Tea Powder. I love the Match Green smoothie from Jamba Juice so I decided why not try and make it myself. I just add it to my protein shakes…keeps your metabolism burning on high all day!

  9. Lauren on January 27, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    i’ve been adding chia seeds to my smoothies lately. not a fan when they get stuck in my teeth, though!

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