Happy Birthday, OREO!

One hundred years ago today, the National Biscuit Company gave us the OREO cookie, one the best remedies ever for satisfying the munchies:

 

In our opinion, outside of a bong hit there’s no better way to pass the time. Celebrate OREO’s birthday with a hit of Double Stuf. 🙂

Super Snacks for the Super Bowl

Even if our team doesn’t make it all the way, we find ourselves glued to the set each year to watch the Super Bowl. It is the game that decides it all – only one team walks away victorious, and if we aren’t so lucky to get tickets or at least live within a decent driving distance of the host city, we can make a party of it at home. So whether you plan to have a few buds over for the game (and some good bud, of course), or it’s you and your trust vape, you want to have some good Super Bowl snacks on hand.

Good and healthy, that is. When we think of the Super Bowl, we remember Mom’s heavy seven-layer dips and buckets of fried chicken, lots of beer and other high-caloric treats. Eventually you’ll get the munchies if you’re toking every first and ten, so you will want to stick to foods that taste good and are good for you, and won’t make you feel guilty afterward. Hemp in particular is a great staple for a stoner’s kitchen – it’s high in protein and Vitamin E, big on fiber and the essential amino acids. It’s more digestible than other foods, and it can be used in just about anything. It won’t make you high, but it’s a healthy treat that gets you high on living.

Head over to your health food store or local Whole Foods for some of these super Super Bowl snacks:

Food Should Taste Good Hemp Chips – Crunchy with a touch of sea salt, these are great with an organic salsa.

Hippie Chips – These potato snacks are baked, not fried, and gluten free! Choose from a variety of flavors – BBQ, cheddar, and ranch, etc.

Amy’s Cheese Pizza Snacks – Stack these up against Totino’s. They are lower in fat and sodium, and higher in protein. Gluten free and delicious!

VitaMuffin VitaTops – We prefer the top of the muffin, and these low-cal treats only taste sinful. Choose from chocolate, banana, and other varieties.

Enjoy the Super Bowl, and bon appetit!

 

 

Cooking With Hemp: Healthy and Eco-Friendly

When most people think of hemp as something to include on the dinner table, likely the first reaction is shock. Many associate hemp too closely with marijuana, which like hemp is a by-product of the cannabis plant. People are apt to assume, therefore, that hemp is a drug, when in fact it is not. Cannabis is actually a genus for several species of plants in this family, and hemp is primarily derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, and contains none of the THC that gives marijuana its medicinal and recreational properties. Therefore, there is nothing wrong with having hemp-made foods in your pantry – they are as healthy as they are tasty.

Why should you include hemp in your diet? In addition to carrying all eight essential amino acids, hemp is a good source of protein, iron, and magnesium. Hemp is also environmentally friendly – the plant doesn’t deplete as much nutrients from the soil as other plants do, and food products made are diverse and useful in a variety of recipes. Just some of the wonderful things you can add to your pantry and refrigerator shelves include:

Hemp Oil – High in Omega-6 and Omega-3, this is a good substitute for olive and canola oil when cooking stir fry vegetables.

Milk – The milk derived from this product definitely doesn’t contain the hormones one is likely to find in regular cow’s milk. This is a great alternative for the lactose-intolerant.

Hemp Spread – Have a peanut allergy, but want a nice nutty-tasting spread for sandwiches. This special butter is just what you need for toast and crackers, or by itself for a treat.

Cereal – Granola style cereals made with hempseeds, dried fruit, flax, and other organic ingredients make for a healthy start to any day.

Protein Powder – For adding extra protein goodness to diet shakes, this provides nutrients you won’t find in other mixes. It also helps enhance the flavor of smoothies, too.

Don’t let the idea of using hemp in your cooking concern you. The qualities you’ll normally find in marijuana are not present, but you will enjoy the healthful properties that give you more energy and balance in your diet. Try hemp food products today!

Bobbie Carson writes about marijuana culture and Mary Jane girls.

The Stoner’s Kitchen: Top Five Pantry Staples

It’s inevitable, you’ll get the munchies. If you enjoy the bud, you’ll discover the craving for other things is heightened, and it isn’t long before you’re rummaging in the kitchen for something to curb that growling in your stomach. Now, if you’re a health conscious stoner (yes, we exist – we insist on nature’s herb for pain relief and we don’t necessarily want to spoil what good we do with endless sugar snacks) it’s important to make sure you’re stocked properly. That way if you do overeat, you won’t have done too much damage.

Healthy goodies rich in protein and vitamins are a no-brainer. You want to keep up your energy and burn off that creativity you enjoy after a nice buzz. So after you’ve fueled your mind, fill you tank with these important staples.

Peanut Butter (or any comparable nut butter): Versatile and delicious, you can enjoy nut butter as a spread on organic flax bread or celery, use it in baking, or just have a spoonful right out of the jar. Almond and cashew butters are pretty good, too, and offer the good sort of fat your body needs. Now, if you have nut allergies, don’t sweat it. Ask the clerks at your local health food store for a soy-based substitute that tastes like the real thing!

Bananas: Bananas are fat-free, rich in potassium, and also contain tryptophan, a mood-enhancing amino acid that acts as a sedative. So if you’re riding a nice mellow buzz, try a banana to complement it. Great with the aforementioned peanut butter in a sandwich, too!

Hemp Flax Crackers: Chips are great, and also full of fat. Regular crackers taste good, but may contain stuff like bleached flour and salt that isn’t. With organic hemp crackers you get a healthy does of fiber and Omega-3, so you can crunch all you want without the added guilt.

Granola: For breakfast or a late night snack, a nice combination of oats, berries, and hemp seeds fills you up and gives you a good dose of dietary fiber and Omega-6 acids. Check your local organic market or health food store for bulk granola options and keep an airtight container handy – enjoy it with milk, sprinkle it on yogurt or ice cream, or just eat it like popcorn!

Dried Fruit: Now, here you’ll want to pay attention while you shop, so you don’t buy fruits that are loaded down with sugar. Naturally dried cranberries and blueberries, for two, can be rich in antioxidants…and addictive! These are much better than eating a whole pound bag of M&Ms, and better for you.

It’s okay to be hungry, and it’s essential to eat right regardless of your current state. Keep these staples in your pantry and you’re sure to satisfy the munchies every time.