Totally out of the blue I had a burning sore throat and swollen lymph nodes, and woke up the next morning… SICK.
It has been a miserable week, to say the least. 🙄 😛
Apologies for going quiet on you! Honestly I haven’t been able to get much done at all this week.
I do feel a bit better today though, so I thought I’d share some of the low carb meals that got me through while I’ve been sick.
Slim (my great dane) has been keeping me good company, by the way. 😉
I’ve been eating simple, which isn’t anything unusual for me. But being sick doesn’t make for a great appetite either, so smaller simple meals and foods throughout the day as I felt like eating – that was the key.
Fortunately I had several Atkins Shakes leftover from the Low Carb Ice Cream Bites recipe I did for them, and those were GREAT.
They were convenient of course – and very cold and soothing on my sore throat, plus something quick & easy to take Advil with (vs an empty stomach).
Being sick is bad enough but there’s also the cold meds, cough syrup, antibiotics, steroid shot, not sleeping well, yada yada yada – that just leave you tired, unfocused, and feeling ICKY all over.
Simple meals and bland foods and “easy stuff” helped.
Plus lots of water, plenty of “taking it easy” and just riding it out.
It was the perfect time to try out the Ketologie Roast Chicken Bone Broth though, which I did – and really enjoyed! 🙂
It has GREAT ingredients, it’s very low carb, and so rich & soothing – especially if you add a TBSP of real butter and drink it steaming hot out of a mug. 🙂 Yum!
Another simple low carb meal I had this week was Tuna Salad (just tuna, mayo, mustard & dill relish) with low carb crackers and slices of colby jack cheese:
These are the Know Foods Thins and they are the best low carb crackers I’ve ever tried. They’re gluten free as well.
A couple of times when I had ZERO appetite but needed some food on my stomach I had those as “peanut butter & crackers” which was great to snack on.
I attempted a low carb oatmeal using the AdaptMeal that came in a Keto Krate last May, but it was awful. It wasn’t horrible, it just wasn’t good. (I ate it anyway.)
It sounded good though. I used a Vanilla Atkins Shake instead of heavy cream because I was going for “Vanilla, Blueberry, Pecan Oatmeal.” Good intentions.;)
I made a cookie recipe with that AdaptMeal once and those had a chalky aftertaste, which is what I found with the oatmeal. It tastes good, the texture is just weird.
I threw the rest of it away. 😛
Other easy meals included some of my usual staples, like cheesy eggs.
It’s 4 eggs scrambled in real butter with colby jack cheese – which I had to make two meals of this week:
And of course my favorite “low carb cereal” with pecans, diced berries and Daisy Brand cottage cheese:
I did go out one night this week. Aaron took me to Applebee’s because I was craving salmon and greens. I got the grilled salmon (no glaze) which comes on a bed of sauteed spinach with broccoli on the side.
As my second site item I asked for a side caesar salad with cucumber instead of croutons. The side salad was HUGE (on a full dinner plate). 🙂
I only ate the salmon and the caesar salad, and brought the greens home with me to enjoy the next day.
I liked the Instant Keto Broth so much that I decided to use my leftover green veggies to make a nice bowl of soup.
I made a huge bowl so I could make two meals out of it. I added a TBSP of butter and the sauteed spinach, and had a few low carb breadsticks with it.
Then I decided to dice up the broccoli and add it in as well. 🙂
The broth has been such a nice comfort food this week!
I mentioned in my last post that I had three full boxes of low carb foods to review, so I snacked on some of the things out of those boxes as well.
Like the Organic Carrot Spice Cake by Nush Foods (3 net carbs), topped with cream cheese:
And the Fattbar, which was surprisingly good. I’ll have to look those up and find the best place to get them (the best price) and see what other flavors they have.
Last night Aaron brought me my favorite salad from the local BBQ place. It’s called a “Pigs in the Garden Salad” and it’s fresh spring greens topped with pulled pork and bacon. 🙂
I ate about half of that, and had the other half for lunch today.
I’ve been sticking my LCHF Macros (20 net carbs max, 70% fat minimum) consistently all week, even while sick.
Here’s yesterday’s MyFitnessPal diary for example:
I was skeptical about “instant bone broth” but Ketologie really impressed me with their Chocolate Keto Shake – and the Roast Chicken Bone Broth was GREAT too. And so convenient!!
It’ll be a few days yet before I’m back to my usual self, I’m sure. I’m still congested and just letting this run it’s course. I did see my doctor on Tuesday and he gave me a steroid shot and round of antibiotics, and orders to drink water & rest.
I mentioned I finished that salad for lunch today, and for dinner tonight I made buttery blueberry crepes out of eggs and cream cheese. Here’s the original crepes recipe. I just didn’t use pecans tonight.
How are things going with you?
Hopefully better than they are with me, lol…
Leave a comment and let’s catch up! 🙂
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