If you know me, you know I love my healthy fats.

I love them because they help with my hormones (and I need all the help I can get in that department!). I love them because they keep my hair shiny. And I love them because they taste effin’ delicious.

While I love bacon and butter just as much as the next chick, I’ve got a real soft spot in my heart for the healthy fats. The plant-based sources that are rich in omega-3s, antioxidants, fiber, and protein.

Especially hemp hearts.

I put them in my smoothies. I put them in my soup. I put them on my salad. Just last week I shared a recipe for Plant-Based Sun Butter Energy Balls that contain hemp hearts. And last year I even made Hemp Milk with them!

So imagine how stoked I was when I came home one afternoon to a box with a big Manitoba Harvest label on the front sitting outside my apartment! Before I became a blogger I NEVER used to get things in the mail except bills. And now with online billing, the only things I ever really get are delicious things to eat and the occasional pair of pants. I like to think my Mail Lady is rather envious 😉

hemp hearts

While hemp hearts have been part of my daily diet for years, I had yet to try out Manitoba Harvest’s new Hemp Heart Bars. Since I’m always on the go and occasionally spend the entire day living out of my car, it’s incredibly important for me to have portable, healthy snacks on hand at all times.

These bars are packaged with protein – 10 grams to be exact – and omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining proper brain function, keeping our hearts healthy, and even keeping our cholesterol levels in check. The standard Western diet tends to be higher on the omega-6 scale and lower on the omega-3, so chowing down on one of these bars will give you a substantial boost in your omega-3 intake.

hemp hearts

I had the opportunity to try the Chocolate, Vanilla, and Apple Cinnamon, and while it was a tough call, I’d have to say Vanilla won the flavour contest for me! In fact, it was SO good, and I was SO hungry when I ate it, that I forgot to take a picture of it. #BloggerFail 

I enjoyed one bar with a cup of coffee as a mid-day pick-me-up while I planned out my promotions and events for the year, and the other two saved the day when I found myself starving in between clients. As much as I love hemp hearts on their own, the beauty of these bars is that they’re so portable and easy to keep in your bag or car.
hemp hearts

If you’d like to try one of these bars out, you’re in luck! My friends at Manitoba Harvest have given me a code to share with my Canadian and US friends to receive 15% off your purchase. All you have to do is use the code hhbarlaunch1015 when checking out at ManitobaHarvest.com and you’re set! This code is valid until March 31, 2016.

And if you REALLY want to get in on the fun, share a picture of yourself on social media, tag @manitobaharvest and use the hashtag #fuelledbyhemp for a chance to win one of favourite hemp heart products. A new winner is chosen each month! And while you don’t have to include any hemp heart products in the pictures, I have a feeling you’ll get brownie points if you do 😉

Have you ever tried hemp hearts? What about the new Hemp Heart Bars? What’s your favourite portable healthy snack?

I was sent these bars as part of my affiliation with Fit Approach, but as always, all reviews and opinions are 100% my own.

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  • Maureen
    Reply

    I really need to get with it and try out these hemp hearts that everyone have been talking about!

    • Ariana
      Reply

      They are sooo good!!

  • Margo
    Reply

    I have hemp hearts and I have never tried them! I am in the middle of Whole 30 right now so I believe they are on the naughty list for now.

    • Ariana
      Reply

      Really?! That surprises me they’re a no-go. I can see how the bars would be for sure, but hemp hearts are just little seeds!

  • Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    Reply

    I’m waiting for my box to come to review. However, I tried the chocolate one a friend had and honestly I felt it lacked flavour. I’m curious to try the other flavours though.

    • Ariana
      Reply

      The chocolate wasn’t my favourite, but I still think they hit the spot for a mid-day treat!

  • Reply

    I reviewed them as well and you’re right they are a perfect afternoon pick me up with a cup of coffee!

    • Ariana
      Reply

      I’m glad you liked them too!

  • Kathryn @ Dancing to Running
    Reply

    I love carrying granola bars around in my bag. They are the perfect go-to afternoon snack.

    • Ariana
      Reply

      I agree! I have so many squished bars because I forget about them haha

  • Tricia@MissSippiPiddlin.com
    Reply

    I have seen these but not tried them yet! I think they would be great to keep at work! Mid afternoon is when I need something to tide me over until supper! Great post!!

    • Ariana
      Reply

      Ooo well I hope you get your hands on some and that you enjoy them!

  • Coco
    Reply

    I just tried the vanilla one today. I’m always surprised at how long they keep me satisfied.

    • Ariana
      Reply

      Awesome! I’m glad you liked it. Those healthy fats are awesome for keeping us full 😉

  • Farrah
    Reply

    Yayyy healthy fats! I really like hemp hearts too, and am still awaiting my package, but I’m super excited for em’! All the flavors sound super good!

    • Ariana
      Reply

      Hooray for healthy fats! I hope you like them!

  • Marcia
    Reply

    I have a couple of bags of hemp hearts in the pantry I use for my energy bites but I’ve never tried the bars.

    • Ariana
      Reply

      They’re pretty new, so hopefully you come across some one day soon!

  • Reply

    I bet these bars are delish! So many bars, so little time!

    • Ariana
      Reply

      I knoooow!!! I just need to eat them all 😉

  • Reply

    I still have never had hemp hearts but these bars look really good, I may need to finally check them out! Seems like they’re packed with nutrients!

    • Ariana
      Reply

      Oo they are delicious! They’ve got a ton of great stuff.

  • Teffy @ Sprinkle of Green
    Reply

    Amazing, I’d never heard of this brand before! I also love hemp on anything, so keen to try these bars. I usually make my own, but when I find good brands it’s always worth stocking up on a few just in case =)

    • Ariana
      Reply

      Oh awesome! Yes these are so good. Manitoba Harvest has a ton of great products! I hope you like them!

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