Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever?

What do you eat when you're sick?

I haven't been feeling well all week...a cold sinusey infection type of thing. Today's the first day I've actually been able to eat semi normally, though not in usual amounts. I wanted chicken noodle soup, or just noodle soup, because it's been ingrained in me since I was little how good chicken noodle soup was for you when you were sick. so, I went to the store and bought a package of Lipton Noodle Soup. I used to eat it all the time when I was sick and it always was comforting to me. This time, I could barely eat it. It just tasted yucky to me... processed and salty. Bummer. 

  My little sister suggested a smoothie, maybe with a vitamin water base. It was a great idea till my blender went berserk and started spewing liquid all over the kitchen. Then, feeling crappy, I still had to clean up the mess so the floor and walls wouldn't be all sticky icky. Not fun to have to clean up a mess like that when you're feeling crappy already. So until today, I have survived on whole wheat toast, peanut butter crackers and bananas. last night, DH made me a good 2 egg omelet with a little cheese and spinach, and it was good, but just too heavy for me since I have been coughing. I felt better this morning and made power oatmeal for DH and I. Then I ate some crackers at lunchtime and for dinner,  a bowl of Mama Pea's  (doctored by me) black bean soup with some grapes and homemade tortilla chips: whole wheat tortillas toasted with seasonings and cut into "chips".  Even the twins liked the chips :) Score 1 for mom!  I love it when that happens.  I've been drinking Acai Berry Emergen-C and not doing Gatorade this week at all. normally I would drink Gatorade, sugar and all, because I believe in it's healing properties.

So I began to wonder, what do other people eat when they are sick and trying to recover from being sick?
What do you eat when you're sick?


Jennie said...

crackers, potatoes, orange gatorade

Shannon said...

done 'em all...

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