These past few weeks, I’ve been sick. This is quite common for me, especially at this time of the year. You see, when God was handing out great immune systems, I was distracted by the kittens in the meadow. OK, this isn’t entirely true, there were no kittens, but for whatever reason, my immune system doesn’t work that well.
This isn’t a man-flu thing (because I’m a woman, for one) and I certainly have a much better immune system than lots of people, especially those with autoimmune disorders, mine is just incredibly lazy. It’s there, it just can’t be bothered getting out of bed to do it’s job. I would happily fire it and hire a new one, but unfortunately it doesn’t work that way.
It’s safe to say that about 90% of the year, I have some kind of cold or flu like ailment (yes, even in summer). They last for much longer than the average few days and can sometimes span months. Why am I talking about this? Because it’s full on winter now and everyone will be getting sick and I thought it would be a swell idea to talk about the different kind of foods we like to eat when we’re feeling sick. A kind of group-therapy-comfort-food thing.
I’m a big soup person, especially when sick, and these are my favourites:
Big fan of broth/stock based soups and often find them to be quite calming on my stomach. I have never had a Wonton (or Short) Soup that has made me feel sick. I don’t know if it’s the salt in the broth or what it is, but it just makes me feel better. It’s also soothing on my throat.
French Onion Soup
Again, I think it’s the broth that does it. My Dad makes an amazing French Onion Soup (and he adds garlic which makes everything more amazing) and it makes my stomach feel much better, especially when it’s all mucus-y from the lovely head colds I tend to get.
Chicken and Corn Soup
While I generally like to avoid dairy products when I’m all congested (they don’t do much except make me feel worse), I do love Chicken and Corn Soup, it’s my favourite when I’ve just got a head cold and not the trifecta which I normally have (blocked sinuses, sore throat, uneasy stomach).
In the non-soup category some honourable mentions must go to flat lemonade and crinkle cut plain potato chips (and yes, they must be crinkle cut, I’m not a fan non-crinkle cut chips, with the exception of Light and Tangy), as well as Jatz and plain rice crackers when I’m feeling nauseated.
What are your go-to foods when you’re sick? Do you have different ones depending on the kind of sick you are?
Monique Fischle has written 98 posts.
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