What I Eat on a Sick Day

It’s that time of year again! Time for oversized sweaters, pumpkin spiced everything, and getting sick.

Here’s what I ate today while I was stuck at home in bed.

breakfast: tofu scramble loaded with vegetables and a piece of sourdough toast

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I scrambled some tofu and mixed in broccoli, red peppers, green peppers, and onions. I served it with a dollop of hummus and a toasted piece of sourdough bread.

For spices for the tofu I used turmeric, black pepper, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.

The little dollop of hummus makes the tofu scramble “cheesy” and creamy.

snack: mango nice cream

I tried to get in as much fruit and veg as possible today, so I made a bowl of nice cream. I used 1 cup of Silk’s vanilla soy milk, 1 cup of frozen mango, and 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries. Not only did it turn a pretty pink color, but it was sweet and delicious.

lunch: leftover rice noodles with hummus and spinach

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We picked up sushi the night before (I had my usual avocado rolls), and I picked up a side of rice noodles to have for leftovers. I spiced up the plain noodles by adding spinach and making a sauce out of pine nut hummus. I also added some red chili flakes on top. It wasn’t the prettiest meal, but it was really good.

dinner: butternut squash soup with tofu and spinach

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For dinner I really wanted soup, so I made a really quick and easy one. For this I used:

  • 32 oz. butternut squash soup (the brand we used was Pacific Foods)
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • chopped frozen spinach
  • 1 block or firm or extra firm tofu
  • For the tofu: garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cumin, and paprika

I completely forgot to add garlic cloves / garlic powder. It turned out good without, but it would probably be better with 1 or 2 cloves or at least some garlic powder.

First, I sautéed the diced onion with a little water at first, but then I started to brown them with a splash of the butternut squash soup. Once they were softened I added the broth, water, and spinach. I heated it up over medium high heat, and while that was cooking I air fried the tofu.

I coated the tofu with the spices above, then air fried it for about 15 minutes at 400°.

Then I just combined everything and voila! A pretty healthy and hearty soup.

It sucks getting sick, but I try to make the most of it by using the extra time I have to load up on fruits and veggies.

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