My Hashimoto’s is kicking my butt with fatigue again today. But at least I’m nourishing my body with non-inflammatory, healthy foods and taking time to rest when I’m able. I can’t imagine dealing with an autoimmune disease and eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) at the same time. I’m pretty sure I’d barely be able to function.
Due to my tiredness, I have no new meals to share with you. Thank goodness my fridge is (or was!) full of leftovers. I ate three solid meals, with very little effort.
Breakfast was bacon and eggs and store bought kraut. Fermented foods are very healing to the gut so I often try to incorporate them in my meals.
I did make it to Costco this morning and was pleased to see items that work for the detox, like pistachios and macadamia nuts. Costco prices make them affordable and they’re great for snacks.
Lunch was leftover cod from yesterday. I swear it was even better the second day as the flavors of the basil, ginger and garlic melded overnight. My dad came by this afternoon and I offered him some for lunch. I wilted some baby kale in a bit of coconut oil and poured the cod and coconut milk mixture over the top. He finished the fish then asked if I would mind if he drank the rest out of the bowl. It’s that good!
My dinner plan went awry when I was delayed getting back from a doctor’s appointment with my mom who just had hip replacement surgery. I had planned to make a chicken salad (I baked the chicken breasts yesterday) but my daughter didn’t want chicken. So, my hubby and kids got hotdogs (yes, I keep hotdogs in the house!) while I ate leftover chicken from day 5 with a side of roasted green beans.
Today was the first day I thought about chocolate. As I was hunting for something in a purse, I found a chocolate bar I’d purchased a few weeks ago. It’s super healthy, organic, locally made, and sweetened only with dates. I was thinking how yummy that smooth chocolate would taste as it melted on my tongue. And then I walked away.