Okay, I know that I’m kinda slacking the daily updates about how the Whole30 changes (or not) my life, as the end of it is coming closer. But just you know I actually had a pretty nice schedule for myself this weekend, including the daily journal, few recipes and a self study. Because I also decided that there is time to learn new things and signed up for an online course. However, you probably know how things work when you have a perfect plan, scheduled to every minute. I was able to post one recipe on the Friday morning (for the delicious Ajvar relish, if you did not notice yet) before I dropped off with a flu.
I am a person who is not sick often. Once a year maybe. So it really surprised me when I woke up on Friday with nausea, headache and a sore throat. Because if I’ll get sick, it’s usually when I eat crap, don’t sleep enough and work too much. But that’s obviously not the case when I’m on a Whole30, almost hitting the end and sleeping as much as I want to. But here is the thing. When I do exceptionally get sick, I’m completely useless. And that’s exactly why I didn’t post an update on Day 26, because I was just too weak to even think.
But I’m not that person who goes for pills and medicine as the first thing when feeling off. I’m always trying to look for other ways how to improve the situation more naturally, for example with adding more vitamins and minerals to my meals. That’s why I started the day with a mug of hot bone broth with lots of spices before I even got to eat a breakfast. And I can say that just after this I already felt a bit better. That stuff is a nostrum. Really. Well, if you didn’t get it yet, I’m big fan of soups and broths. I think they are a super meal.
Anyway, bone broth by itself is not really enough to full the stomach though. So I also made myself some fried beef sausage with pumpkin and a ton of sauteed spinach. It doesn’t look like much on the plate but it really was a very big amount when fresh. Because I also believe in greens, you know.
Thankfully, I was able to make myself a proper lunch before the weakness completely struck in. And luckily I made so much that I didn’t have to worry about dinner either. That’s why it’s good to make more than one portion even if you are cooking only for yourself. It can be very handy when unplanned events (like a stupid flu) interfere with life.
Going for the easy and fast (what a surprise, I know), I prepped some pumpkin-fennel puree, completed by sauteed chicken with onions and mushrooms. Quick and delicious.
And this is it from Day 26. Because after lunch I just got comfortable on the couch, bundled up in a blanket with another mug of bone broth in my hand and took it easy for the rest of the day.