Welcome to my singleton kitchen.
Although it seems I’ve been eating healthfully my entire life, an autoimmune disease & general menopause challenges encouraged me to use nutritional healing even more. Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, dried soup mixes, total rip-off gourmet gluten-free frozen pizzas, and fried eggs still make steady appearances when I’m unmotivated and tired at dinnertime, but here are some favorite summertime meals* I prepare for myself when I have the energy:
That other photo with the oats in the pretty bowl: only sometimes. When I forget to pre-soak the oats in the refrigerator, I make them on the stove top and eat ‘em straight out of the pot. (Why mess with the middleman when you live alone?) Green apples and nectarines on top.
Another kind of vegetable soup, adapted from a recipe and ready to freeze the extras. Soba noodles, carrots, Bragg’s (soy sauce with amino acids), dandelion greens, chard, and kale made their way into this soup.
Smoothie snack. Recommended by my DOM (acupuncturist/all-around life saver). Today’s included filtered water with chopped up green apple; some raisins; and fresh spinach & cilantro shoved whole-leaf into the blender. When I make these for my late afternoon snacks, I can feel the difference in my energy and overall well-being within a couple of days. Oftentimes, I forget but will get back into making them when I’m feeling low or mildly ill. They only take about 3 minutes to make, but sometimes my tired ass needs to be forgiven for its neglectful ways when I get off track.
* Photos taken 7.9.15 through 7.25.15
Eating at work:
At my main job, I don’t have time to leave the school to go out to eat. I usually make sure to bring a full lunch and I take a half hour to sit, eat and rest before teaching again. The night before a workday, I pack a massive salad, an Amy’s (gluten-free) burrito, and snacks such as raw nuts/seeds, carrot sticks & the like, and pieces of fruit. But I’m human and sometimes I run out the door in the morning hoping that a bag of corn tortillas and a can of beans will get me through the day.
If you also live alone, what do you eat?
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