WIAW: Will 2 Apples a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

I have no idea what day it is. I’m in the middle of a cold fog (you know, when you’re sick and not sure which way is up?) and also a fog from taking care of a sick baby who is not eating and suffering an ear infection. Oh what? It’s Wednesday? Well there you go – glad I could resurface just in time for What I Ate Wednesday. This was Monday’s eats. Right when I really started feeling sick.

The day started off with … some meds! Yup, we had a trip to the doctor in store for FW so all I had time for was some medication.* For me, and for FW. Lame, I know, but even though my morning started earlier (the baby was up at 4 a.m. instead of my usual 5 a.m. wakeup) and the doctor’s appointment wasn’t until 9:30, somehow the morning went by too fast and that’s all I had time for. Deal with it.


*I learned that if you’re breastfeeding, there are also very few actual types of cold medication that are approved. Which also is probably adding to my sick-head-fog…lack of meds!

When I got into the office, I had time to eat a muffin and an apple (this is apple #1) before heading into meeting after meeting.

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I had meetings through lunch, but luckily I had made some energy balls so I had a few of these before my afternoon of meetings.20161024_112949

When my meetings were over I ate this salad. I didn’t realize the photo was so blurry, but it was spinach, roasted sweet potato and delicata, tomatoes, some broccoli rabe and leftovers from a salad I had eaten over the weekend – chicken, edamame, feta, corn.20161024_153506

Afternoon snacks included another apple (apple #2!) and some almond butter.20161024_153740

AND this delicious drink I made with the Swanson apple cider vinegar – it was water, apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger, cinnamon and some truvia. 20161024_173901

Dinner was taco night!  We had leftover veal breast from an amazing dinner B had made Saturday and we decided to use the meat for tacos.


This was my taco salad. I may have had a few extra bite after this salad as well.20161024_192623

BUT I still saved room for dessert – ice cream! It felt good on my sore throat.


And that was my What I Ate Wednesday eats!
Some questions for you:

  • What do you like to eat when you’re sick?
  • Have you ever had any spicy ice creams?


8 thoughts on “WIAW: Will 2 Apples a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

  1. Ughhh cold fog is awful. And you are getting in double time with the baby!! I hope this leave both of you stat.
    I just had an apple with my breakfast and realized I have one packed for lunch as well. Ah well – apples are too good this time of year!
    I have most definitely never seen cinnamon or spicy ice cream, let alone together. I’m not a spice fan but I actually think that would be really good. It would feel so good going down the throat and into the tummy, especially if you are sick!

  2. Parenting when you’re sick: the worst thing on the planet. AND YES to no meds while breastfeeding. It’s the WORST. This will be my 4th cold season consecutively that I’ve nursing and/or pregnant. How have they not figured something out yet!? Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Oh no I hope you feel better soon! I totally understand the not knowing the day of the week or feeling like doing ANYTHING when sick. Hopefully those apples help! Usually I crave soft warm food or pretzels when sick cause that usually means my throat feels funny. Oh yes and ice cream@

  4. Aw no! I hope both you and your little one will feel better soon! My sister and her baby boy went through the same sickness scenario this past week so I can imagine how tough it is for you.
    For the few months chocolate chili ice cream was available over here – years ago already – I ate it all the time. The flavour you got sounds even more amazing. Bonus points for helping your sore throat.

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