oatmeal cookies made with spelt flour

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These oatmeal cookies are made with whole spelt flour which is my favorite type of flour right now. It’s more nutritious than wheat flour; and at the same time, it’s really easy to bake with as opposed to other low GI flours like, for example, quinoa flour that you still have to mix with some other type of flour.
Baked goods made with whole spelt flour are usually heavier and lower on the glycemic index scale Artifical fabric from France.
These cookies are not too sweet and are perfect even as a snack.

Greek yogurt or a Larabar

So good news, I am currently on my couch in yoga pants watching Parks and Rec. Bad news I woke up at 5:30 AM….Since I work out at 5 AM, Monday through Friday, it is really hard for me to sleep in. I use to be so envious of all those kids in high school who could sleep in until 1 every weekend. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m the biggest early bird you will ever meet. I’m one of those boring people who get sleepy around 8:30 PM and then wake up at 4:30 AM…I’m not ragging on myself, I know it is a good thing but I just don’t fit in with most 24-year-olds lol. Thankfully I married another early bird, and I have cats who would make me wake up early anyways

What we eat before and exercise is so important! Even when I workout at 5 AM I always eat one of my homemade protein bites or something to fuel me for my workout. When I come home I usually stick to a sweet potato hash with baked eggs for protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats. That breakfast keeps me pretty full all morning before I have my mid morning snack like Greek yogurt or a Larabar.

I had a weight lifting session with Matt this morning, and after a quick stop to Hobby Lobby for some foam board I came home starving! I try and eat within the hour after working out so you are really lucky I snapped a photo of this delicious chia pudding before we devoured it!

The trick with this recipe is that you have to prep it an hour or the night before eating it, since the chia seeds expand and soak up all the liquid-giving you a “pudding" like consistency. So this recipe is quick but has to be made ahead of time

This pudding is an ideal choice for a post-workout meal because it is chalk full of healthy fats, complex carbs, vitamins, and protein! It can also be adapted to whatever you want! I had fresh blueberries on hand so I tossed them in. I’m sure raspberries, strawberries or even mango would be delicious! It is also completely customizable to your dietary needs. Those following a vegan or paleo diet can opt for full-fat coconut milk and nix the Greek yogurt all together. I like adding the Greek yogurt for probiotics and I really love Chobani’s new “Simply 100″ yogurts. They are made and sweetened with all natural ingredients-meaning no added sugar and no weird chemical names none of us can pronounce!