Hemp Hearts Salad

Quick, protein and veggie-packed, this lunch option is great if you are living with type 2 diabetes and are short on time for prep! Keep these ingredients on hand for an easy and delicious salad that will keep you full through the afternoon. Hemp hearts are a plant-based protein that boasts healthy fats and low carbohydrates. Just top with your favorite dressing and voila! Lunch is served.

Makes 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients for hemp hearts salad

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cucumber, sliced
  • 3 tbsp hemp hearts

Directions for hemp hearts salad

  1. Place spinach in large salad bowl.
  2. Top with tomatoes, cucumbers, and hemp hearts.
  3. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 225
  • carbohydrate: 9g
  • fat: 15.3g
  • fiber: 3.2g
  • potassium: 848mg
  • protein: 12.4g
  • sodium: 30.3mg
  • sugar: 5.1g
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