Last Wednesday I woke up feeling a little more antisocial than usual and decided I really needed a sick day…
I’m a firm believer that every once in awhile a sick day is a good thing. It gives your body and mind a chance to rest and refresh itself and more often than not you come out of that day more energized and grateful for all the busy things you have to do in life. It doesn’t always have to be when you have a fever of 103, sometimes your body is telling you to take a rest and it’s your job to listen. So, on this particular day, I decided it was best for me, and everyone I’d have to come in contact with, that I just avoid all human interaction for 1 whole day. It was awesome.
Here’s everything I ate.
I skipped my morning work out and opted for some stretching, a hot shower, and a huge cup of coffee with a side of checking working emails.
After my coffee, I still was feeling just as crappy as I did when I woke up. And that NEVER happens. So I decided I needed a 2nd warm beverage. I opted for this delicious blackberry hibiscus tea. I normally don’t like fruity hot teas but I have to say this really hit the spot.
At about 9am my appetite finally appeared so I knew I was going to be OKAY. I was also a little bored and decided to jazz up a few pieces of toast. One with mashed avocado and the other with creamy peanut butter. BOTH with a generous sprinkle of Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Seasoning. I put that sh*t on everything!!
I read somewhere that Selenium is really good for you and you can get all the Selenium you need from just one Brazil nut a day and I don’t really remember why you need Selenium but I did remember that I LOVE BRAZIL NUTS so I munched on 2 of them as a mid morning snack. And that’s really all I have to say about that.
LUNCH! OH LUNCH! I neeeeeeded soup so whipped up this easy peasy Miso Soup in about 4 minutes. Using Enoki mushrooms instead of Noodles is pretty much the best tip I can give you about life. Try it!
1 cup Enoki Mushrooms
1 cup Broccoli
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp miso paste
1 tbsp sriracha
1.5 cups water
Seaweed & Cilantro & Sesame seeds for garnish • •
1. In a medium pot sauté enoki mushrooms in soy sauce and sesame oil for 1 min.
2. Add in broccoli & Tofu & sriracha, sauté 1 minute more.
3. Meanwhile bring water to a boil.
4. Remove mushroom mixture from pot and pour into a bowl. Using the same pot add boiling water and miso paste, stir well for 30 seconds until its dissolved in the hot water.
5. Pour water over mushrooms in bowl.
6. Garnish and enjoy. 💚
Banana, because dinner seemed like a lifetime away.
Alright, by about 5pm I had finished up all the work I could do for the day and was feeling 100% ready to face the world again. I healed myself basically out of boredom and I really didn’t feel so crappy anymore other than the fact that I was going stir-crazy around the house. I got super excited about making hubby and I the fanciest Dinner Salads ever. I even made this easy Black Bean Hummus dip and it was so good I licked the bowl. Recipe below:
Lettuce talk about these salads for a sec… 🌿
romaine, dino kale, radicchio, bell pep, carrot, tomato, avocado rose, & the quickest black bean hummus dip ever!
2 tbsp hummus
1/3 can vegetarian refried beans
Half a lemon
2 tbsp nooch
1 tbsp sriracha,
Salt & Pepper
Step 1: Mix everything in a bowl
Step 2: Wait for hubby to get home
The next day I felt much better and more like myself again. Ready to face the world!