Yesterday's doctor appointment confirmed I am dehydrated and have a severe sinus infection. Wonderful.
|Smoothie D's Immune Booster didn't boost shizz.|
Being sick sucks.
Baby food soft foods like soups, Siggi's, and mooshed up bananas have become all the rage in this house.
A few things make it a little easier to bear ...
Fresh flowers from the sweetest husband ever :)
a Game of Thrones marathon (we're on episode 8, out of 10. This either makes us really cool, or super lame.)
Kleenex (when your dog isn't trying to steal and hide your soggy-used-up bits, that is.)
Medication (I'm on 3 or 4 different things, including a nasal spray. I am at war with said nasal spray.)
Breakfast just makes everything better. I've worked out a good system for eating. I use the nasal spray, then I have a 15 minute window when I can actually taste my food and swallow comfortably enough (damn sore throat).
|Plain Siggi's covered in soft granola, grapes, and figs.|
Sick or not, these pancakes are just awesome sauce.
Sometimes, I'm not in the mood to make a whole batch of pancakes or waffles to be frozen. Sometimes, I'm just sick and tired, and want to spend as little amount of time cooking and baking as possible, yet want to eat something that will make me happy. (Let's deal with my emotional eating issues later, mkay?)
Single Serving Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes
Makes 1 large or 3 small sand-dollar sized pancakes
- 6 tablespoons egg whites (or 2 whole eggs)
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk
- cinnamon or apple pie spice to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
Whisk all together in a mug, let sit for a few minutes to allow baking powder to activate. Pour (may need to "spread" with a spoon) into griddle heated to 325 degrees (I used my tried and trusted cast iron pan coated in a little coconut oil.) Let cook for at least 3 minutes, maybe up to 5 on the first side, a little less on the second side.
Toppings: I added a handful of walnuts to mine before flipping. There are a million ways to schnazz this recipe up. Bacon? Sausage? Apple bits? Blueberries? Go crazy.
I topped with a bit of coconut oil (love Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions), and a strawberry reduction. (Simply chop a few berries and place in microwave for 30-60 seconds, mash with fork and season with a little cinnamon and Stevia drops. I chopped up two figs and threw them on top.
I was sad to see it finished. :(
Since I don't weigh myself, the mirror and my times/weights (PR's) are my measure. It's hard for someone like me who loves being in the gym to be forced to stay out of it. But, I've come to look at it two ways:
This has given me an opportunity to scrutinize my eating habits. I hate hearing it, but it must be true: Abs are made in the kitchen. I can't outlift bad eating now, because the only thing I'm lifting is more Kleenex to my faucet of a nose.
It's a great de-load week. Not that I needed or deserved a de-load week, but, it's always good to just do nothing for a week, and seriously let your body recover after taxing it week after week, month after month.
I hope when I'm well, I come back even more voracious and motivated.
What are your plans for the weekend?
*If you Zumba, don't be offended. I have a lot of Zumba friends who find this hilarious, because it's true. We all have different goals, don't be afraid to back yours up! If you don't want muscles or care about strength, but you get something out of Zumba, that's what counts.