Ugg, I’ve got a cold.
I’m hoping it’s one of those 24-hour bugs that will go away as quickly as it arrived, but for now, I thought I’d share what I eat on a day when I’m not feeling well. It’s definitely a bit different than my usual fare!
In other words, it’s kinda boring and bland. But when nothing sounds very appealing, boring and bland foods do the trick!
When Austin woke up and saw how miserable I looked, he kindly brewed up a piping hot mug of “cold & flu” tea (an herbal blend purchased from a local specialty store) for me to sip on. I’ve been drinking LOTS of this tea all day long!
I snacked on a handful of raw sunflower seeds straight out of the jar while I got some early morning work done, and when I felt hungry a couple hours later, I prepared a batch of slow-cooking oats over the stove– topped with lots of cinnamon and a dollop of coconut oil mixed in. I rarely eat oats, but today it was one of the few things that sounded appealing. It was quite filling, too!
Thank goodness I had a leftover glass of my green smoothie from the day before saved in the fridge, because it was the only way to get some green vegetables into my lunch! It still tasted just as good as it did the day before, too.
A little while later, I was hungry again. All I wanted was eggs and toast, so that’s what I had. Two pasture-raised eggs fried, plus a piece of brown rice toast topped with butter. Not properly combined, but the toast was exactly what I needed to help “scratch” my sore throat.
When dinner time rolled around, I snacked on some fresh pineapple while preparing a big batch of vegetable soup! Into my soup went any and every vegetable that was in my fridge– including broccoli, zucchini, onions, carrots, and celery. It was simple, but delicious.
I finished off my evening with a mug of hot water with lemon and raw honey. The perfect cold-soothing drink!
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