Sick Food

by Heather on January 26, 2011

Ugh.  Being sick is for the birds, I tell ya.  Yesterday I had to leave work after a half day because I was feeling so gross!  I thought for sure after taking a night off from cooking and sleeping as much as possible I’d be up and running like normal, but it just wasn’t so.  I think the worst feeling in the entire world is being sick and hungry and not wanting to eat anything, so yesterday on the way home I made a 2-minute stop at the store to pick up some of the usual sick foods:

I hate the way Emergen-C tastes, but I can notice a difference if I take it consistently.  The raspberry and orange flavors are probably the least disgusting.  I also got some soup:

If I felt like cooking at all I would have made my own, but it was all I could do to make a little bit of (unpictured) mac and cheese later on in the day.  Making soup is too complicated when you’re sick!

I’ll tell you what’s NOT too complicated: eating ice cream.  I didn’t double-dip in the container because of the germs, but you can bet I wanted to!  I never thought I’d be such a vanilla lover, but I have to say it’s the only thing I’ve been craving in ice cream lately.  Weird.

I rounded the selection off with some more Vitamin C stuff since the actual produce at Target was a little sketchy yesterday.  Throw in a long nap, a movie on the couch with Nate, and going to bed at 9 o’clock, and I think I might be feeling better today.  Fingers crossed!


What are your go-to sick foods? I also like to have a little Sprite or 7-Up on my sick days, but wasn’t about to roam the store looking for it yesterday!

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1 esther January 26, 2011

I always have sprite, or some similar lemon-lime soda pop. Its my miracle food. I’m a big fan of rice krispies, jello, soup, and crackers. I hope you feel better soon!


2 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman January 26, 2011

My husband’s sick this week so we’re fully stocked with Emergen-C, vitamin D, throat losenges, Excedrin, Sudafed, and lots of soup.

Feel better!


3 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate January 26, 2011

Soup and ice cream cures everything ;)


4 offeringmyownconfusion January 26, 2011

When I am sick, I’m all about ice cream and carbs in general. Sometimes just bread and butter makes me feel all that much better.


5 Amy @ Second City Randomness January 26, 2011

Sprite and saltines! My grandma swore by it back in the day…
My boss swears by ice cream. LOTS of it. Breyers is also his favorite. ;)


6 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 26, 2011

Aww, I was feeling sick this week too! It is NO fun. I hope you feel better soon!


7 Val @ January 26, 2011

How funny!

I’m not doing so well either (bad double ear infection) and I just posted a pic of my sick food and it included that exact flavor of emergenC!

Feel better, Heather . . . :)


8 Diandra January 26, 2011

My go-to sick food is pizza. But that’s my go-to food every time I am too busy to cook.

(I think I haven’t been too sick to cook in ages. The thought of the BF wrecking havoc on my kitchen pushes me out of bed even with a 40°C fever and headache.)


9 Kelly January 26, 2011

I know you are going to gag but I love oatmeal (I know you are not a fan) and applesauce. Pretty much I could eat those 2 foods and be completely content when I am sick. My husband makes fun of me.


10 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 26, 2011

Lots and lots of tea! And dry toast.


11 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun January 26, 2011

Hope you feel better!!! That type of sick is no fun. :(


12 Salah January 26, 2011

Feel Better scissor!!! Have you been to the doctor?


13 Krystina (Basil & Wine) January 26, 2011

My sick foods are wild cherry pepsi, mashed potatoes and rice with butter and peas.

One of the only times I deem soda drinking acceptable is when I’m sick.


14 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean January 26, 2011

hope you’re feeling better soon :( my go to food is toast or homemade chicken noodle soup


15 KeepItSweet January 26, 2011

Being sick is no fun and I feel like I am on the verge right now:-( Hope you are feeling better soon!


16 Jessica @ How Sweet January 26, 2011

Ice cream for sure! I can always eat ice cream.


17 Natalia - a side of simple January 26, 2011

I hope you feel better, Heather! I’m sorry you’re sick :( Being sick was/is the only time we have Ginger Ale in my house. My siblings and I always know somethings up with someone else if there’s a bottle in the fridge! Whether or not we keep our hands off for that “sick sibling” is another story…


18 Dorry January 26, 2011

Hope you are feeling better soon! I love soup, tea and smoothies when I’m sick. I recently bought the Acai Berry Emergen-C and it’s not too bad! Rest up. :)


19 lenniejane555 January 26, 2011

Ginger Ale! I always have to have ginger ale when I’m sick, no matter what kind of illness.


20 Michelle (Housewife in the Raw) January 26, 2011

My go-to remedy is lots of sleep! I hope you can get some rest. Take it easy and let your body focus on fighting off the germs that have taken you hostage. Sending prayers!


21 Lauren from Lauren's Latest January 26, 2011

Being sick is the worst! Get better soon!


22 Ellie January 26, 2011

Hey Heather! My go-to sick foods are usually some SPICY and warm Korean soups. They’re usually full of flavor and loaded with nutritious fermented beans, spices, etc. And Lots of fruit and homemade juice. :D


23 Mary January 26, 2011

Looks like you have a good start to feeling better. My go to foods are drinking propel water and having some toast, lightly buttered with a little peanut butter on it.


24 Jenn {Cookies Cupcakes Cardio} January 26, 2011

Have you tried EmergenC’s Pink Lemonade flavour? That is my favourite…tastes like juice.


25 jqlee January 27, 2011

I’m sick too :( Seems like everyone is getting it these days…

I’ve been eating my normal things…I try not to justify eating junky/comfort foods just cuz I’m sick. I really like to make homemade soup though – it makes the world of difference in taste.

I really really like ginger ale too, specifically sipped through a straw. Haha.


26 Sam January 29, 2011

I never ever want to drink water when I’m sick, so I tend to open many diet coke cans and drink about 1/3 until it gets too warm. I’m terribly wasteful when I’m sick.

Food-wise, pasta with a little butter and salt. (I use the Ronzoni smart taste so at least it’s got some nutrition). And slurpees.


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