Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Being sick is boring!

Thanks for all the get well wishes, everyone! For those of you who asked the fainting was probably a combination of my fever, the chills I was having, and dehydration. The doctor said I should have at least one more day off of school so my mom just let me sleep today. I must've been really tired, because usually I wake up at 6:30 automatically and today I didn't wake up until 8! I had an awful headache and backache, and just felt really tired all over. I probably could have made it to school, but I doubt I would have been able to concentrate. I will be going back tomorrow. I spent most of the day emailing my teachers trying to make up work, I'm such a dork!

Among other things for breakfast, I made an old favorite: gingerbread oats. 1/2 tbs molasses, sprinkles of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger, and topped with blueberries that are actually purple.

For my AM snack I had some fruit leather and puffins, no pic. I've had a jar of chocolate soynut butter sitting in my pantry for the longest time. I tried it once and didn't like it very much, but I need to use it up eventually so I tried it again today. I grilled it on WW potato bread with some sliced strawberries and it was pretty yummy! I am convinced that grilling any sammich makes it taste a million times better! I also had a vanilla Chobby wob, sliced apples, and a TLC bar.

We had a lot of bananas getting ripe so I used them to make cookies! Or, I don't even know if I should call them cookies because they're refined sugar-free and I want to eat them for breakfast. Oooh I know, I'll call them Healthy Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies! Sorry I don't have a better picture, but I ate them with cottage cheese + blueb and an orange.
  • 2 c oats (I used a mix of 4 grain and old fashions. I'm not sure how quick would work)
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 c + a couple extra tbs as needed applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 c molasses
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 chopped banana
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients with a spoon. Drop by heaping tablespoonfulls onto a greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in batches of a dozen for 14-15 minutes per batch. Remove from pan and let cool completely.
They were pretty yummy, for something that I came up with! Not too sweet, which is good because I don't really want to eat them for dessert. I liked the hunks of banana. I think I'll experiment on this later.

For dinner we made a spinach and cheese fritatta. Yes, I realize this is almost exactly what I ate for dinner last night. I don't care. The fritatta was made of 5 eggs, 2 tbs of milk, 1/2 c parmesan cheese, pinches of salt and pepper, about 4 c of spinach, and 2 slices of cubed mozarella. Combined the eggs, milk, parm, salt and pepper, dumped it over wilted spinach in a skillet, topped with mozarella, and broiled it for 3 minutes. It was delish. I also had two slices of French bread.
And an apple plus melted Zbar goodness. I love me some carbs, probably too much. But I'm sick so I can eat what I want.

Soo tomorrow I'm having a class party, I forget the reason why. I can't eat at these things for the life of me. I wish I could just eat and enjoy myself, but ED always bugs me. Eating spontanesouly is the worst for me. And it doesn't help that I have no friends in my class to socialize with. It just makes me even more nervous to have to make smalltalk to people I don't even know, and I feel like they're judging what I'm eating. Do any of you have tips for eating at parties like this?

See you all in dreamland!


Anonymous said...

I totally agree...grilling sammiches always makes them better!

I haven't had gingerbread oats in a while, sounds lovely!

Mmm, melty zbar!

Anonymous said...

feel better girlie!
mm love chobani.
that is the best way to have a zbar!

Lyssy said...

The oatmeal looks fantastic!

And maybe I'll give those cookies a go- they look yummy. :)

I don't have any advice on eating at parties. I'm sorry, but it's also a problem I'm trying to figure out. :(

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe to your Healthy Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies! =D I think they look super tasty!!!!

Anonymous said...

Chobby wob, haha. They should rename the product to what you call it!

School parties are very difficult, I agree, but since you know about it in advance maybe you could pack your own snack? Then you can still eat with your friends but not have to be surprised by what food is put in front of you, you know?

Anna said...

I really hope your head is feeling better. I fell down the stairs a few months ago and really did a number on my brain, so I can totally relate to needing to sleep and rest. Your body needs to heal, and the easier you take it, the faster and better your recovery will be.

I love making 'healthy' cookies and then eating them for breakfast. Any excuse to eat chocolate in the morning is a good one!

tinyirishdancer said...

Yes! Grilled sammies = yum. I toast mine, though, because I'm too lazy.

Those cookies look AWESOME! I'd make some right this very moment, if I didn't have so much bloody homework! Plus, I need to make more banana muffins...decisions decisions..

Ahh. I'm still struggling with spontaneous eating. To be honest, the easiest way to do it is..dive in. Take a few small bites of everything that looks good, and listen to your body.
If you really like something, go back for seconds!

Glad you're resting up. Take care, chica!
<3 youuu!

dollymixtures said...

Hey, hope you're feeling a bit better!

Those cookies look awesome. I really wanna try making them...but what exactly are molasses? :/ I'm a bit :P

Mmm I need to try gingerbread oats. I keep meaning to, but I need to buy some digestives(graham crackers) first!

As for spontaneous eating at parties, this is what you have to do from my experience: take a bit of the foods that you like the most or attract you most or whatever. Eat them slowly as you want. If you want more, take it. But keep distracted by socialising with everyone around you , so eating doesn't seem suhc a big deal. Usually works for me :]
good luck!

margarida said...

being sick is sooo boring! i hope you get better quickly :)
i'm portuguese and i'm a victim of ED too, it sucks! i'm new at the blog world and i'm felling so inspired with your blogs and your really helps me on my day fight with food! i allways try to eat a little bit more but sometimes ED just don't let me and then i feel sick and disapointed with myself because i let ED wins me :(
by the way, your oats look fantastic! so yummyyy :p
try to rest today :)


Maya said...

feel better girlie! that oatmeal looks so good..i love your gingerbread oats:) love you!

aussirish said...

heya hun,
thanks so much for your sweet words last night! i really appreciated it!
hopr u feel better soon! sounds like ur in need of a few days rest of school to me!
great eats,
love you girlie

Burp and Slurp~! said...

hope you get better soon!
as for the party, maybe pack something nutritious, but leave space for a few nibbles here and there? good luck!

Anonymous said...

That lunch and dinner both look/sound amazing!!

Hope you're feeling even better today :)

Matt said...

Those gingerbread oats look good! I'll have to make them soon!

Get better soon too!

Laci said...

Oh I'm sorry you're still ill, but atleaast it means no school! That stinks that you had to make up the work, isn't the medical conditiona dn a note from your parents a good enough excuse? Fabulous eats today, I always grill (or toast) my PB sandwiches when I'm at home too! (I'm a sucker for "carby sweet-ish or very sweet things too!)Is it mandatory to go to the school thing, becasue I know we should go to "socials" like dances or things involving our peers outside of school and likely food, but it's definatly can be a challenge. Don't worry, we always feel like they are, but it isn't likely people are judging what we eat unless it's like a plate of vegetables and one slice of WW bread. I used to be uncomfortable to eat in public situations alone and isolated, but we put our selves there in the first place so we can't keep hiding. Good luck love, E-mail me when you get a chance! ;)

Erin said...

get betttter pweaseee :(

i missed youuu while i was gone!

veronica said...

Your recipes look great! Veronica here from the Pure Bar. If you can't find them in a store you can get them on I created these bars when my 6 year old became a vegetarian :) Thanks for sharing your journey on your blog. I can't wait to read more of it.

emily. said...

Thanks for your comment! <3 I'm a little iffy when it comes to snacking, so I freaked out. Just call me an exaggerator!

I've never melted any of the many Clif bars. Is it better that way?

Frittata, so yummy! Especially with spinach!

Chobani is tasty... yogurt...? I never know if I could call it yogurt 'cause it has such a different taste.

When it comes to party-eating, you could always go up to some one and ask them what they like the best. That way you get a recommendation and a conversation. :)

Have a great rest of the day!

Jess :) said...

Hope all is well and that your day has been wonderful :)
<3 jess :)