Happy Tuesday y’all!
Originally I had planned to write a post about my favorite snacks to keep in my apartment or an easy sweet potato chili, but then I got sick.
Let’s be honest, when you’re sick the last thing you want to do is cook.
I didn’t have the energy or patience to do anything else but put some soup in a bowl and pop it in the microwave – I didn’t even put it on the oven, gross.
On top of my fever and sore throat, I’m a little extra homesick. There’s something about being sick and being hundreds of miles away from your family, especially your mama, that makes everything worse.
The winter is always the worst for me because I am not exaggerating when I say that I have the immune system of a toddler. Seriously, it’s ridiculous how often I have a cold or sinus infection.
I’m pretty sure I should just go ahead and buy stock in Emergen-C.
Today, I’m going to share with you my most favorite sick comfort foods.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Well, duh. Some good chicken noodle makes everything better. Though I’ve been living off of Campbell’s, the minute I feel better I am going to make a big batch of this one and freeze leftovers for the winter. Chicken Noodle is warm and delicious and is high in sodium, which is helpful when you’re sick.
Okay, hear me out. If you don’t have nausea then chili is like the most comforting comfort food there ever was. Once again, I love to make chili, but I have no energy. Over the weekend I picked up Amy’s Organic Spicy Chili in a can and while it is certainly not homemade it is pretty good.
Bananas are super high in potassium and super easy to digest. Also, they may help lower your body temperature which is super important when you’re feverish. Another yummy thing is to freeze a banana and eat it extra cold. I’m obsessed.
Golden milk is perfect for when your nose is stuffy and you just cannot breathe. This one is probably my least favorite, but it is effective so you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. In a saucepan combine 2 cups of milk (I prefer soy), a teaspoon of turmeric, a teaspoon of ginger, and black pepper and honey to taste. Bring to a simmer then let sit for 10 minutes before serving. This warm milk is so soothing for a sore throat too.
Okay this one is the easiest for me, always. I crave spicy food literally all the time. My mouth is watering now just thinking of spice. Spicy foods are natural decongestants. Think of that feeling when you eat too much wasabi and everything stings then kind of clears out. Seriously, a little spice goes a long way when you have the sniffles.
Well babes, I’m going back to sleep, but I hope that these tips and tricks can ward off any winter time sickness you may have.