Okay, I don’t know what sick vegans in general eat, but this is what I ate while I was sick. After starting meds and taking an intense nap while my fever broke, I felt well enough to get off the couch and take some pictures.
This is the brand of storebought bread I like to buy. It’s the only one on the whole bread aisle that’s vegan AND doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup. It’s sweetened with raisin juice! And it tastes good.
Peanut butter toast is my favorite sick food. It’s easy to digest and helps keep my tummy nausea-free.
When I was a kid and got sick my mom would give me orange Gatorade and toast or crackers. I never want to drink water when I’m not feeling well, but I don’t want to get dehydrated. So I wanted to get some Gatorade, but when I checked the ingredients, high fructose corn syrup was the first or second ingredient on every list! Powerade too. Stupid hfcs, it’s everywhere. Instead I got white grape pomegranate juice and fizzy water and made a cocktail.
Then I got real crazy and made one with oj too.
And when you don’t have the energy to even put together a sandwich?
Popcorn for dinner. And what sick girl doesn’t deserve ice cream?
A while back, Katie of Chocolate Covered Vegan recommended oat bran to me, since I don’t like oatmeal that much. And let me just say – it’s fabulous! I now love oat bran. It cooks in the microwave in minutes and comes out like a smooth porridge, with all the benefit of oats. Thank you, Katie! My first tries at oat bran included pumpkin, and the second morning I got it just right. I cooked it with pumpkin puree, almond milk, maple syrup and a pinch of salt then added walnuts and cinnamon.
When I started to feel better I got bf to take me to Moe’s for lunch. I opted for the new multigrain tortilla, but I don’t recommend it. It has a doughy texture and the Moe’s guy had a hard time wrapping it, which is understandable. Also, I’m a dummy and didn’t double-check that it’s vegan, and it tasted like it may have honey in it. The burrito was still good though. I like to get no rice and add extra veggies. Not that I don’t like their rice, but I feel like a huge tortilla and chips is carbtastic enough for one meal.
I also made what I’m dubbing the vegan McRib with leftover Barbecued Seitan Ribz and Apricot BBQ Sauce.
Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post with well wishes! I’m feeling all better now, although I still have a number of huge pink pills to take to finish out the antibiotics. I have some restaurant foods to share next time, but now I’m off to prepare for a wiffleball game, weather willing, a potluck brunch tomorrow, and a visit from a friend who’s in town for the weekend.