It all started with a slightly sore throat on Thursday night, turned into an all out cold over the weekend, and I’m still coughing and sneezing today. Dammit!
I’ve always envied the people who lose their appetite when they are sick. I’m the complete opposite. Whenever I feel sick, my appetite gets out of control. I want to eat everything in sight!
On Saturday, I woke up HANGRY. So I quickly made myself some toasties, one topped with peanut butter and tomatoes, the other one with pink (!) beet root and horseradish spread and sliced radishes. Pretty, isn’t it?
Sadly, my breakfast failed to fill me up, so I had breakfast #2 shortly after, another slice of toast, and some oats in a jar with raisins and apple sauce. Much better!
For lunch I had, once again, a big colorful salad. It included chopped up romaine, quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, and radishes. I topped it all with a tangy, creamy tahini dressing and some water cress. A perfect summer lunch, in my opinion.
The husband spontaneously decided to make himself some burgers, so I had to improvise and create a veggie burger for myself. After browsing through a few recipes online, I whipped up a kidney bean quinoa burger. I wasn’t bad, for a first attempt, but tasted a little bland. I need to work on that.
This week’s edition of the Sensible Snacking series is dedicated to my ever-present sweet tooth.
My favorite ice cream alternative is blended frozen fruit. The mix above contained mixed frozen berries, frozen banana, soy milk, and vanilla protein powder. The result was a cool and creamy dessert-like snack, but without all the saturated fat, refined sugar, and chemical additives.
Another tasty and healthy snack option is sliced fruit with nut butter, in this case I had banana slices topped with chocolate peanut butter. It was so good, I have no words.
I just had to! The German flag on toast! Chocolate peanut butter, strawberry jam, and peach jam. Go, Team Germany! (I’m talking about the soccer Euro Cup, of course.)
What are your favorite sweet healthy snacks?