Snacks Suitable for Sick Days

23 Jan

Well, I don’t have a recipe of sorts to post today because I haven’t eaten anything of particular substance today, let alone cooked a full fledged meal. Hell I’ve barely gotten out of bed. Yeah, it’s one of those days. I’m hacking up a lung, I sound like a man, and remember me mentioning the hellish amount of exercise I do on tuesdays? Yeah I can’t really move my legs today. 

Days like today call for comfort food, but we can’t ditch proper nutrition entirely (as appealing as that is), because maintaing balanced nutritious meals can actually help us heal faster. This post will outline some of my favorite sick day foods- most of which you can probably guess, but I’m bored and I’ve been in bed all day, so I’m going to do it anyways. 

1. Chocolate- Mahoney Swiss chocolate to be precise. Not sure it’s entirely good for you but man I was craving some sugar after eating nothing but toast and weetabix. 

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2. Yogurt- would you judge me if I said I sat in bed with a large tub of (nonfat) yogurt and a spoon while I watched Bridget Jones’ Diary? Yes? Yeah…me too. Even so, apparently the probiotics in yogurt have been found to shorten a cold or flu by almost 2 days, so yay!

3. Soup- nothing goes down better than carrot and coriander soup when I’m sick- then again, nothing goes down better than carrot and coriander soup ever, it’s a staple in my diet so this might be a moot point. 

4. Oranges- you’re probably thinking this has to do with vitamin C, but it’s actually because the flavonoids in the white skin of the orange and other citrus fruits help boost the immune system. Also they’re easy to stomach and even easier to prepare. 

5. Eggs- great source of protein, which is almost severely lacking from my diet when I’m sick, but it is so important for strengthening the body. Also, easy to prepare, easy to digest. And go well on toast, which is a sick day staple. 

6. Tea- I think this speaks for itself, but I swear to god tea has healing powers. I drink Barry’s tea like my life depends on it on any given day, but when I’m sick I literally inhale it. Well maybe not literally, but I think you get the idea. It’s so soothing to my throat and body, and beverages in general are good to be consuming. 

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And that’s pretty much it, if I think of anymore, I’ll add them, but these are my big hitters for when getting out of bed and being remotely functional just isn’t happening. 

Hopefully you had a more productive day than I did- shouldn’t be hard!!

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