…put on a happy face!!
I feel SOOOO much better! I had some really horrible nights of sleep–or lack of–all week, I didn’t think it was ever going to get better, but thankfully I woke up yesterday and could actually breathe… through my nose! My nose is still a little stuffy and now I have an annoying tickle in throat cough, but I’ll take that over a runny nose and eyes.
So while I’m feeling better, poor Dustin is coming down with something. I hope he didn’t catch it from me. I’m almost positive mine was a sinus infection, especially because it only lasted about 4 days. He has a sore throat, which I didn’t have, other than it being a bit irritated. Not sure, but I hope he feels better soon! Guess he won’t be shoveling the snow out of the driveway in a t-shirt again. *ahem* Sighhhhh! Due to the weather, our doctor appointments were postponed until next week. Figures, we’ll probably feel awesome by then lol.
My food hasn’t been that thrilling the past few days, as you can imagine. Lots of canned soup, but it did give me a chance to use up the ever-growing supply. So at least one good thing came of my suffering. Keeping up with my soup + sandwich theme, I had an easy combo for breakfast/lunch–whatever. I’ve only been doing 2 meals a day with minimal snacks for the past week, but lots of liquid calories in the form of OJ.
Salmon salad on a hot dog bun with Trader Joe’s low sodium minestrone soup
And a cup of cranberry juice. We ran out of OJ
- 1 can Trader Joe’s low sodium minestrone soup (200 cal)
- 2oz Trader Joe’s no salt added canned salmon (60 cal) with 1 TBSP Hellmann’s olive oil mayo (50 cal) on 1 Martin’s hot dog roll (130 cal)
- 1 cup Ocean Spray cranberry Juice (120 cal)
Simple, but filling and yummy. Not to mention, easy to eat!
By the time I was hungry again (6 hours and a glass of cranberry juice later…) I was feeling more ambitious in the kitchen. So I cleaned and prepped a tray of brussels sprouts for roasting. I have a serious addiction to them these days! They are just SO GOOD! I have a hard time getting them to my plate when I take them out of the oven LOL. I’m a little paranoid about the carcinogens associated with the browning/blackening of them, though. So I’ve been peeling the outer most layer off, just to help it a bit.
While the brussels were roasting, I heated up a can of Eden organic no salt added garbanzo beans (chickpeas)…
(Did you know these have seaweed in them? I just noticed that tonight)
…and boiled 2oz whole wheat angel hair pasta (210 cal). When the brussels and pasta were done, I
ate half of the brussels tossed the pasta with 130g of the chickpeas (130 cal), some brussels, and for extra yumminess: 2 TBSP Bragg healthy vinaigrette (90 cal)
The brussels were buried underneath…
Calories: ~580 calories or so, I have no idea about the roasted brussels, so just a guesstimate.
This was delish! The chickpeas weren’t easy to eat with spaghetti (should have had penne!), but I liked it a lot. Very filling and very healthy. It made quite a large portion, so you could make it 2 portions and add a salad for a hearty lunch or light dinner. Could have used a pinch of salt, but I figure these are the recipes to cut sodium corners with when I have complete control over it. hehe
While I was experiencing the worst of my sickness, Dustin brought some sunshine into my cloudy headed day. Remember how I said I bought a laptop for him on Valentine’s Day? Well, he thought that we should have matching ones, so he bought one for me, too!
Ladies and gentlemen, I present my new blogging buddy:
Dustin’s is blue and mine is pink! LOVE IT! I’ve wanted a pink laptop for awhile now, so this is just perfect. Plus it has Windows 7. I can’t wait to start blogging on this beauty.
My blog looks good on it, too! *giggles*
Hopefully we’re feeling better tomorrow so we can go buy another mouse. I can’t stand touch-pads, YUCK! lol Anyway, I’m pretty tired and looking forward to a night of uninterrupted sleep. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz