I’ve been dealing with this flu now in some form or another for over 7 days. After the initial 2 days of intense fever passed and the respiratory issues started, I had phases of lower grade fevers as I dealt with all the respiratory phases of this nightmare. I have been consistently tired, achy, having weird body temperature issues, and not tasting food properly the entire time which has been awful. Thankfully I’ll be able to go back to work tomorrow in time for a busy week of being on call and tackling projects, but I’m not bitter at all! Taking down the Christmas Tree and decorations on New Year’s day was pathetic as I had to take resting breaks. And I haven’t left the house more than needed to prevent this dangerous misery from being spread, but getting a little stir crazy after being stuck at home this entire weekend sterilizing everything multiple times. Twice during this nightmare I woke up in the middle of the night not being able to breath from either being stuffed up and/or an uncontrollable coughing fit which was eerie. Don’t ever get the flu.
Now I just hope my respiratory system recovers so I can get back into running and the gym, ugh! Grocery shopping during this has been sporadic with hubby sweetly shopping for me, so we’ve been cleaning out the kitchen. My eats this week started off healthy, but went downhill as the week went on with strange food cravings and running out of fresh stuff.
Roasted sage butternut squash with salad.
Simple oil free tofu stir fry.
More tofu and veggies with frozen grapes since I was burning up that night.
Brown rice veggie stew.
On New Year’s Eve, I made simple ramen soup in a wok using Explore Asia’s Soybean Spaghetti.
I bought Vegan Vegetable Pakoras from Trader Joe’s awhile back and dug them out of the freezer for a simple dinner with salad.
They bake quick and had a satisfying spicy crunch without being greasy.
I’ve been making banana soft serve in the VitaMix, great for sore throats.
And we did finally try Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg thanks to Amazon getting it back in stock. I was really happy about that because I’ve been wanting to get it for hubby to try. Basically it’s a yellow powder that gels up when whisked with water and can be prepared like scrambled eggs.
You can whisk in any additional seasonings you’d like with it, but we started by following the basic instructions since it was the first try. The look and texture was very scrambled egg like – so much so it was a little crazy. The flavor was good, but needed salt and pepper. I was really happy because hubby liked it as an alternative and it’s a great alternative option for everyone since it only has 40 calories per servings and no cholesterol. We had it with LightLife Vegan Breakfast Sausage and hash brown potatoes.
I bought a package of Gardein Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick’n awhile back and forgot about it in the freezer. But it made a nice, simple dinner last night with steamed carrots.
The texture is a little chewy, but nicely crispy and a satisfying finger food meal.
Had to share the carrots of course. :-)
Today I’m gonna try to get back to the gym and load up at Trader Joe’s finally which I’m excited about. But first the list!
Hope everyone is staying flu-free and having a great Sunday!