During class this morning, my brother left this comment on the Itty Bits of Balance Facebook page.
Looks like Bella will be participating in her very first single-serving meal after all?
In between classes I had a little break to hang out and get some
school blog work done (I am a BAD BAD example.) I snacked on some carrots,
and swooned over this big hunk of flame throwing hotness that came to join me for a laptop pow-wow.
Lunch was my own makeshift version of a cottage cheese caprese salad.
Hey, I bought it
I completely forgot about the two bags of spinach that I have left in the fridge, on top of my two heads of romaine lettuce. A spinach salad seemed like the obvious (and most productive) choice.
Post-spinach consumption, I headed down to my apartment gym for 20 minutes of sprint/weight circuits.
I was trying to show how oversized my Team in Training shirt is, but really just look like I’m trying to give you a hug.
(Side note: WHY do I always end up getting left with oversized race shirts?)
What is Spelt?
A couple of you had questions about the spelt flakes that I had for breakfast this morning and that I tried for the first time last week.
I received a sample of spelt flakes from Bob’s Red Mill a few weeks ago knowing that spelt is a distant cousin of wheat, which I just so happen to be allergic to. However, my wheat allergy is fairly mild and some of those with wheat-intolerances are able to tolerate spelt quite nicely. I decided to take my chances and give it a go.
The nutritional value of spelt is very similar to that of oats and the flakes look practically identical, however spelt has a slightly denser consistency. It also takes a little bit more time to cook than oats do, however the satiety factor is pretty impressive– I’m usually full for a good amount of time afterwards! (Which is rare because I eat all day long…) Because the grain has a high level of water solubility, it’s also quickly absorbed into the body.
My recommendation is that if you’re an oat fan, you will most likely be a fan of spelt too. Check it out and let me know what you think! (And there was no allergy-related discomfort on my end. Score )
More Useful Links on Spelt:
Have a good night guys! I’m off to somehow incorporate black beans into my dinner– Toodles!
A Bit to think about: Have you ever tried spelt flakes?
Have you ever tried cat meat? (TOTALLY kidding!)
(**DISCLAIMER** No cats were harmed in the making of this post)