Calling All Carbs!

Happy Friday everyone! I want to thank you guys so so much for all the get well wishes and tips for knocking out this cold! After a terrible night’s sleep (even after 2 benedryls), I woke up this morning feeling a bit Crypt Keeper-ish.

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So needless to say, I called in dead sick to work. I hate having to use my time off hours for laying up around the house, but I just knew I wouldn’t be able to make it at the hospital today…not on a Friday…not with that (above) face!

One thing that I realized about being sick and living alone: no one to cook for you and empty out your trash bin full of used kleenex! I really wish Tiger had opposable thumbs…and could stand upright…dang! Guess he’ll just have to stick with being cute!

(Enter shameless kittie love photo!)

So my mission for the day was simple: continue trying to kick this cold’s butt, make a Heather-sized indention in my couch cushions, and dust-off the x-box for some Netflix lovin!

Check…check…CHECK!

When I’m sick I try my best to give my body exactly what it wants. Well, turns out all my body wanted today was CARBS, so carbs I had!

Blueberry Almond Oats with Decaf Green Tea

Blueberry Almond Oats: (serves 1)

  • 1 cup rolled oats (HEAB-sized serving)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 banana, whipped in after oats begin to boil
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • a big ol’ handful of bloobs!

1. Cook oats in a medium-sized sauce pan over medium heat until thickened.
2. Stir in blueberries and top as desired (I topped my bowl with more blueberry goodness     and a bit of vanilla almond granola for a little crunch!)

Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Vegetable Soup
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A Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Lunch compliments of Frio! I froze this soup back in late November and it made for the perfect get-well-lunch today! The smoothie was just a simple frozen fruit mix (steebies, mangoes, pineapples, and peaches) blended with almond milk & coconut milk in the bullet de magician.

Whole wheat bagel thin with sugar-free apple walnut butter + honey
3 clementines

Although I couldn’t convince Tiger to jump in on the meal preparations, I did get a little help from Annie for dinner!

Whole wheat white cheddar shells
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peas and roasted kabocha
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parmesan cheese
Annnnnnnd…

KETCHUP! 🙂

Other than carbo loading for much of the day, I have easily drank my weight in decaf green tea, done some catching up on blog reading, and made it through season 2 of Secret Life of the American Teenager (my newest guilty pleasure) via Netflix.

I’m definitely feeling better than I did this morning. The cough seems to be going away, but my head still feels congested and heavy. I’m hoping that maybe with one more day’s rest I’ll be back to normal! No one wants to be sick all weekend! Plus, I eventually have to get my overdue library books back (I know, I’m such a rebel)!

What are you guys up to this weekend? Tell me something exciting!

 

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