I’m finally feeling like myself again after a week of flu. I’m still tired and the cough will hang around for a while, but I feel like me again. Who knows? Maybe I can even do a little stitching tomorrow?
You’re all so kind, with the good wishes on my last post and the lovely emails you’ve sent me. Thank you!
I’m desperate to get back on my feet and run around doing stuff again, but I’m terrified to over-do it and earn myself another few days in bed. I always do that, but not this time. In addition to taking it easy and sleeping heaps, I’m making sure to eat good foods.
Miso soup is made from fermented soybeans and has been enjoyed in Japan for centuries. I keep the house stocked with single-serve packets because even when I’m not sick it’s a fantastic pick-me-up. It’s easy to drop in a handful of leftover vegetables and some noodles for a simple lunch, which is great when I’m busy.
Miso has some fantastic health properties, among them high zinc levels- 47% of your daily intake of zinc can be found in a cup of miso. Zinc helps promote a strong immune system, just what I need. Besides, a cup of nice warm soup is quite soothing.
Lately I’ve been reading blog posts here and there about how useless Pinterest is, and what a time suck it is, and how no one ever makes or does the stuff on their pinboards. Weird. Sure, sometimes it sucks me in and I hit a “re-pin” loop for a while, and no, I have not tried every recipe for homemade facial peels on my Household Board, but on the whole I have found Pinterest actually enhances my life.
For example, I started drinking delicious fruit, vegetable and yogurt smoothies again after discovering some fantastic recipes on Pinterest. This one is amazing, made with yogurt and pineapple and spinach, packed with the kinds of nutrients I need to get better. Yogurt helps, too- it’s protein and contributes to healthy gut flora, which helps build good health. I’ve also been known to drop in a few teaspoons of peanut butter, use frozen berries, really the sky is the limit with smoothies. But I doubt I would have re-discovered my love of smoothies without nudges from my Pinterest feed.
Bacon and Eggs
I never had much of a sweet tooth, but I am very easily tempted by fatty, savory dishes. I especially love a plate of bacon and eggs. It’s easy to cook, easy to eat, delicious, un-pretentious, filling and comforting.
Americans, this is Australian bacon. I admit it took me a while to get used to it, but now the other stuff looks pretty wimpy by comparison. I like to fry a piece or two until the fatty pieces are crispy, pull them out and cook my scrambled eggs in the same pan. Obviously, I don’t eat this for every meal, but the first indication I was feeling better was an overwhelming craving for bacon and eggs after a week of feeling disgusted by food. Besides, eggs are easy to digest and full of B-vitamins.
Now, please tell me- what do you recommend to help promote good health after being very sick? What’s your favorite sick person food? Are vitamin C caplets a godsend or a waste of money? (I’m undecided but am taking them anyway to cover my bases…)