What I Ate Wednesday #37: ‘Tis the season

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‘Tis the season—for sickness, that is! My immune system has been having its annual holiday party the past few days. This happens every December, so I wasn’t that surprised when I woke up Sunday feeling under the weather. Compared to last year, this has been fairly mild. Still, I spent most of Monday and Tuesday in bed with my laptop. 

I tend to lose my appetite when I’m sick, but not this time, I guess. Despite not being very active, I was still really hungry—not only is my body working overtime to fight this cold, but of course said cold has to coincide with my favorite time of the month. Not that that was a surprise either. Just a drag. No wonder I had an intense (and rare) craving for steak Tuesday afternoon.

Since I was too out of it to get off my ass and go buy a steak (much less cook it), I reached for whatever iron-rich foods I already had on hand.

Breakfast: Oats w/ plum & chia seeds, topped with peanut butter and homemade cranberry sauce

Lunch: Red lentil pumpkin soup with kale and goat cheese; toast with hummus; turmeric tea sipped throughout the day

Snack: Yogurt w/ more cranberry sauce & cereal

Dinner: On-the-fly mushroom-leek miso soup with kale, topped with a microwave-poached egg; more toast with hummus

Snack: Chopped apple & cinnamon, microwaved for 2.5 minutes, topped with Biscoff

Do you tend to get sick the same time every year? What do you eat when you’re sick? 

For more What I Ate Wednesday, visit Jenn’s blog Peas & Crayons to see what’s on other bloggers’ plates this week!

6 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #37: ‘Tis the season

    Debbie (Accidently Delish) said:
    December 21, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    soup! lots of soup! and oddly mashed potatoes. was is it about mashed potatoes and being sick? just comforts me!

    Lauren said:
    December 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I always get sick at the beginning of summer – not sure why but it really sucks! I love cranberry sauce in my oatmeal – its really, really good!

    Jessica said:
    December 22, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Goat cheese makes everything better!

    Turtle-speed Runner said:
    December 22, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Haha… colds ALWAYS seem to coincide with that time of the month… it’s so evil, like double whammy!!
    I usually get colds in winter… no real exact time. This year I was lucky and escaped though. (It’s summer here now)
    Your poor nose looks sore 😦 Get better soon!!

      Jess responded:
      December 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      Seriously! It’s like a cruel joke!

    What I Ate Wednesday #38 | Keeping It Real Food said:
    December 29, 2011 at 2:53 am

    […] happy I’m feeling almost all better from last week’s cold. Having the energy to do stuff is nice. I never appreciate good health as much as I do after being […]

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