Hemp Hearts Chili {giveaway}

Hemp Hearts, Giveaway, Healthy Eats, Recipe
This post was sponsored by Manitoba Harvest. As always, opinions are my own.

I have a few go-to soup recipes, and one of my favorites is chili. When I received a package of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts in the mail, I knew I had to try them in a chili recipe {spoiler alert: you might find a giveaway at the end of this post too}!

Have you ever tried Hemp Hearts? They are super versatile and can be sprinkled on just about anything for added protein, fiber and omegas.

This chili recipe is pretty simple. You can make it on the stove or in the crockpot.

  • 1/2 cup Hemp Hearts (affiliate link) 
  • 1 1/2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped {but you can add more if you’d like it to be vegetable hearty!}
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, diced
  • 1 fresh garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 lb ground turkey 
  • 8 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 6 ounces beer
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 15 ounces stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 6 ounces tomato paste 
Optional Ingredients
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Chives


Chop the onions, green pepper, and celery. Dice the jalapeno. Mince the garlic clove.

Heat the vegetable oil on medium heat and saute vegetables until they are soft and the onions are translucent.

While the vegetable are being sautéed, cook the ground turkey in a separate pan until no longer pink. If you use a lean ground turkey {93/7} there shouldn’t be any excess grease, but if you do have grease be sure to drain it off. 

When vegetables and meat are done cooking, transfer to either the crockpot or large stovetop pot. 

In a separate bowl combine the chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, hot sauce, and beer. Let sit for a few minutes, then add the chili powder mixture to the pot containing the vegetables and meat. 

Add the water, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Mix well and cover. 

If using the stove top, cook chili for about 30 minutes or until all vegetables are done. If using the crockpot, let simmer for 3-4 hours.

Add hemp hearts prior to serving. I used about 1/2 cup.

Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream or chives. Enjoy!

Hemp Hearts, Giveaway, Healthy Eats, Recipe

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

So, what exactly are “Hemp Hearts”? Hemp Hearts are the raw shelled hemp seed. They have a slightly nutty taste, similar to a sunflower seed. Hemp Hearts have more protein {10 grams of plant-based protein per serving} and omegas {10 grams per serving}, and less carbs than the same serving of chia or flax.

They are also super easy to use! Simply sprinkle Hemp Hearts on your salad, cereal and yogurt. Or add them to smoothies or other recipes {like this chili recipe!}. You can also eat them straight from the package!

If you want to read more about hemp {including the misconceptions!} check out this link.

“High in protein & omegas #hemphearts are a perfect addition to any meal! #sweatpink @ManitobaHarvest @FitApproach”


My friends at Manitoba Harvest graciously agreed to give away a package of Hemp Hearts to one lucky Unapologetically You reader. Aren’t they the best? 🙂

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway!

Note: One prize per person. If you win this giveaway, and have already won another prize from Manitoba Harvest through another blog, please disclose that you have already won so we can choose another winner.


Your turn! What’s your favorite go-to soup recipe? Have you ever tried Hemp Hearts? What would you create with Hemp Hearts if you won the giveaway?


This post is linked up with Jill for The Fit Dish, Running with SD Mom for Wednesday Giveaway Roundup and The Fit Foodie Mama for Foodie Friday. Make sure to stop by and check them out!

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