Well before I start renting, you better know I’m NEVER sick. Never as a child, nor as a adult either. So being sick makes me quite frustrated and frankly I hate it! And for some reason I have not yet figured out, this is the third cold/ flu virus I catch this winter…. I still don’t know how to deal with sickness though and had to have the husband talk me through the whole “take it easy” process. It is not very natural for me to “just rest”. But I have to say I’m glad he forced me told me not to exercise or work longer hours than absolutely necessary, as today (Day 5), the fever is down and I’m feeling a little better. I think it would have taken me much longer to recover if I had put much stress on my body. Hopefully, I’ll be a lot better next week and will get right back into my routine.
I don’t know about you but when I’m sick I don’t feel hungry at all. My taste is altered and I just need foods that are easy to prepare, easy to digest, and full of nutrients to boost my immune system. So here is what this week was made of:
1. Chicken and Egg Soup:
The secret to a great chicken soup? Make your own broth. To make this quick chicken soup I used a rotisserie chicken. I simmered the bones and carcass for one hour or so to make a tasty broth, then I removed them and drained the broth.
Then I placed the fresh broth along with the chicken meat, 2 carrots, 2 zucchinis and 3 turnips (all cut into 1/4-1/2 inch pieces). I seasonned with some fresh thyme, salt and pepper, brought to a boil, then covered and let simmer for 30 min. After the 30 min had passed, I brought the soup to a boil again and I poured a beaten egg in the soup, stirring constantly until small egg threads form.
This was delicious!
2. Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits:
I actually had that for dinner a couple of night when I didn’t feel hungry at all. I love fruit and yogurt parfaits. They are perfect any time of day!
I like the way this looks against my bright orange wall…..
3. Crèpes à l’oeuf, champignons, féta et basilic (savory crepes with egg, mushroom, feta and basil):
These are really easy to make since you can buy the black wheat crepes at the store (all organic, of course). Then you can top with whatever your little heart desires…. I like savory crepes they are a perfect way to eat your proteins, veggies, and grains in one little package. Yum…
What do you survive on when sick? Do you force yourself to workout? Do you feel guitly about resting?