Hi people, I'm still trying to get well. I still feel pretty rough, but at least no more cold chills and my fever seems to be gone too. :) It's funny, every time I've gotten on my computer today, I start reading stuff and forget to do my food log entry. So, sorry it's late...not that it's so wonderful to look at, but nevertheless...sorry. So here it is...
Breakfast: 1c. Kashi cereal, 1c. milk
Lunch: 1 multigrain Arnold's sandwich thin, 3 slices turkey (and this is not my normal all-natural hormone free kind I usually use....they were all out so this is Oscar Meyer :( ), 1 slice cheddar, 1c. green grapes
Dinner: Homemade Chicken Noodle soup ( I actually went through a lot to make this even though I didn't feel good, but the nice thing about soup is the fact that it all goes into one pot and I can sit and cut veggies on my couch while boiling the chicken)
And did ya know about the healing properties of chicken soup? It turns out it's not a myth. Here, read this article about chicken soup . So, this is how I made it and I apologize ahead of time....I do not measure spices and liquid in the least. I also did not take any pics of the soup.
First, I covered 8 chicken legs with water in my dutch oven. I sprinkled some sea salt, 2 bay leaves, a little sage, rosemary, thyme, dried minced onion, and garlic powder (I'd normally use whole garlic but I didn't feel like chopping) in with the chicken. While that was boiling, I cut up one large onion, lots of baby carrots, and 3 celery stalks. Once my chicken was done, I pulled them out of the pot and set them aside to cool. I took my broth that the chicken cooked in and put it through a sieve. Then I put a clean, thin wash cloth over a bowl and poured it through to catch a lot of the chicken fat (this really works well by the way). I put the broth back in the pot, added more water, put all the veggies in, and put more herbs in too (same kind of herbs just a little less this go round...taste the broth first before throwing in more). While the veggies were simmering, my daughter and I were picking chicken off the bones (discarding fat and any of the other junk). We then put the cut up chicken pieces and maybe about a cup and a half of whole wheat rotini pasta in the pot. I let it boil for about 15 minutes more and voila! It's good, homemade, herby, whole wheat noodle, cold fighting, MSGless, soup. Oh, and after it's been refrigerated for a while, you can skim more fat from the top of the soup although there won't be a lot there.
I also drank a lot of herbal tea throughout the day. I drank chai w/ a little milk and agave nectar, peppermint tea, and loads of lemon ginseng green tea.