I’ve been obsessing with oatmeal lately. It’s my new comfort food. I discovered while traveling over the holidays that no matter whose house I was at, there was always oatmeal — something that I can eat that has no added sugar and has never seemed to make my tummy hurt (unless I eat a lot of it, come to find out — read on).
My favorite oatmeal concoction lately is this bowl of TVP “oats” with carrot pulp, cinnamon, homemade (salt- and sugar-free) peanut butter, raw cacao nibs, and a sprinkle of KIND healthy grains.
However, since juicing (which I owe you all an update about!), I’ve noticed that it’s not just gluten that makes me sick. It seems like when I eat a decent amount of sugar or any sort of grain (or pseudograin, like quinoa) that I get sick. It’s like these things build up in my system. If I have one serving of grain a day, and/or 20 g or less of sugar, I seem to be okay. So I’m sticking to that for now. Though, I’m still eating oats, but I’m modifying them so they’re made mostly of TVP, and I’m eating them less frequently (and I know some people say “soy is the devil. the phytoestrogens in it will eff up your ladybits and other stuff,” but it doesn’t make me sick that I’ve noticed, and I LOVE OATMEAL. so eat it. well, at least I will).
That being said, I’m having a hard time sticking to the one-serving a day of grains with all these delicious KIND snacks in the house. Since I got SO many goodies from KIND, I would love to pay it forward and send one of my lucky readers some KINDness.
All you need to do to win 2 boxes of KIND bars and 1 bag of KIND healthy grains is comment on this post. Any comment will do. I’ll pick a winner on Monday, January 21.
Have you tried KIND snacks before (they are SO good)?
Do you have any food allergies? And how do you deal with them?