Have you ever wanted to transform a recipe into a Keto Zone or low-carb one, but got stuck on specific grain-ingredient? Today, we’re making Keto Zone Thanksgiving Stuffing and using a secret ingredient. You can use it to replace “bland” grains.
By doing so, you’ll omit unhealthy refined bread with one of the most healthful ingredients available. It contains omega-3s, protein, fiber, antioxidants and disease-fighting compounds.
It takes stuffing from a guilty pleasure to a health-promoting food you should enjoy any time of year.
Ready for the secret? Hemp Heart Seeds for the Win!
Nutrition Info (per 1/2 cup): 125 calories, 10 grams fat, 7 grams carbs, 4 grams net carbs, 3 grams fiber, 2 grams protein
If you’ve never used hemp heart seeds, it’s time to start. Put simply, hemp heart seeds are a great Keto Zone food. They are low in carbohydrates and high in nutrition.
In fact, these small nutty-flavored seeds contain healthy omega-3 fats, protein, fiber, and more (1).
And when it comes to Keto Zone cooking, they provide a good substitute for grains like oats or pieces of bread by providing texture and flavor in addition to vegetables and other ingredients.
With each serving of hemp seeds, you’ll get:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Plant-based ALA). In each serving of hemp heart seeds, there are 1.5 grams of ALA omega-3s (they are not quite a great and potent as the DHA and EPA found in seafood, but still beneficial ). The seeds small amount of omega-6 and significant omega-3 improve your ratio to promote anti-inflammatory reactions in your body. Importantly, they improve health and reduce metabolic disorders in the body (2).
Better-Than-Plant Protein – Hemp is a complete protein, containing six grams per serving with all essential amino acids. The best part? Hemp heart protein has a “globular protein” structure that’s similar to proteins manufactured in our blood. This means they are readily digestible and efficiently used by our bodies.
Vitamin E and more: Hemp seeds also contain a good amount of vitamin E, magnesium, fiber, calcium and iron packed into a great-tasting seed.
Are you weary of any hempseed – marijuana connection? Fortunately, hemp and marijuana are quite different. They both come from the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa L., but are different varieties. Just as any variation of a species is different from another, they are different plants and hemp contains no THC.
To make cookies:
To make the icing:
Nutrition Info: 30 grams fat, 4 grams net carbs
One of our most loved recipes if perfect for Holiday guests, or your own personal breakfast through the cold months.
It’s easy, cooks itself, and is delicious. Find the recipe here.
Hemp heart seeds make a great ingredient in our Keto Zone Thanksgiving Stuffing, “Oatmeal” Cookies, and Overnight “Oatmeal.” Not only do they provide a low-carb alternative, but they are also loaded with great nutrition for your body!