fruits and vegetables
And here we are, the first Wednesday of October. I want to wish a very happy 25th birthday to my beautiful sister!
Last month we were all about falling into good habits, and this month’s theme is all about healthy Halloween treats for breast cancer awareness. Since eating a healthy diet is part of the recommendations for lowering one’s risk, it’s totally fitting.
It also reminds me of eating a ribbon-shaped bagel (with peanut butter on it, of course) while getting ready for my friend Jess’ wedding last October. That was a fun day. Weddings with your close friends are the best breakup remedy ever. Champagne + “Thank god I’m not making that mistake” + dancing= great way to start the process of “…one foot in front of the other…”
As I mentioned in earlier posts this week, I’ve been a bit under the weather—’tis the season, I guess. For me, stress has also been a factor. I’m starting to feel like myself again, though. Calling in sick yesterday helped.
I think that when you’re sick, you should try to listen to your body, and part of that is eating what appeals to you, no judgment. For example, I’ve found myself craving tart foods (yes, I’ve got a song for that)—fruit, in particular. Normally, 4-ish servings of fruit sounds like a lot, but if that’s what I want for a few days while my body gets over whatever it is, there must be a reason.
Here’s what I ate on Monday, aka—that day I totally should have stayed home and didn’t because I had a presentation to give in class. By the end of it, I totally felt like I was floating.
Breakfast: a repeat of last week’s zucchini bread oatmeal—so good
Snacks: (unpictured) an apple, Trader Joe’s baked lentil chips
Dinner: Leftovers from Sunday’s birthday festivities—mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, some roasted pepper & arugula I had on hand; whole wheat pasta tossed with leftover veggies, some my mom made, some I’d made
What do eat when you’re sick?