China doesn't like me very much. If you read my WIAW posts, you'll know that a couple of weeks ago I was sick with a fever/cold along with aches and a runny nose. No fun. Last week, after we returned home from Taiwan, I got sick again. It hit me so suddenly that in the course of an hour I went from feeling fine to, yet again, having a fever and an achy body. My sickness lasted for about 4-5 days and I ended up having to miss two days of language and quite a few half marathon training runs. Thankfully I'm all better now and back to my energetic, half-marathon-training self.
As is usually the case when I'm sick, I craved lots of carbs and no raw vegetables. I just ate what I knew would sit well in my stomach and make me feel good, so carbs it was! I also felt good enough to do some "baking" and whipped up some delicious No-Bake Cashew Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.
Here's everything I ate last week during one of my sick-days home. One reason I like sharing these WIAW posts is because I like to show how easy it is for me to eat a plant-based diet. All of my meals take a few minutes to prepare and they're filling and satisfying. I can't imagine eating any other way!
Breakfast was simple oatmeal jazzed up with chocolate, peanut butter spread, cacao nibs, banana slices and dried apricots. I've officially switched over from smoothies to oatmeal now that the weather has cooled down a little bit.
Between breakfast and lunch I thankfully had enough energy to get off the couch and do some "baking." I experimented with some no-bake cookies and nibbled the batter as I went. The first two batches we're pretty good, but the third and final batch was a WINNER! You can find the recipe for these No-Bake Cashew Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies here!
Lunch was simple and came together with just a few minutes of preparation. I steamed a sweet potato while also cooking my rice and then added some hummus, tahini dressing, nutritional yeast, and fresh veggies to make it less boring.
Dinner was a simple "snack plate" and was a mix of savory and sweet. I toasted some bread and added some Homemade Hummus, fresh tomatoes and nutritional yeast. On the side I had an apple, a homemade apricot bite, and a square of dark chocolate.
What do you crave when you're sick?
Do you ever eat snack plates?
What condiments do you add to simple meals to make them more special?