Meal Plan Monday: Under the Weather

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We have been a little under the weather here which you may know if you follow My Plant-Based Family on Facebook. We had a nice little discussion going on this weekend, many people left their favorite tips for beating the flu. While we are mostly better we will stay quarantined as much as possible, especially the kids. My husband and boys were hardest hit by illness, I’m hopeful that I wont get as sick as them, but I do have some cold symptoms.

Since I’m not really sure how we will be feeling I’m not making a formal Meal Plan but I’ll share a little of what we will be eating.

Meal Plan

Breakfast will likely be oatmeal, toast, and fruit or some combination of those. I’ve been feeding my boys a pint of blueberries a day, they love them.

Lunch will likely be leftovers as we have quite a bit. Two new delicious soups, nachos, hummus and veggie sandwiches, beans, and Chickpea Salad (I’ll post this recipe this week).

Snacks will be fruit and veggies. I’m trying to keep things easy.

Dinner will be a lot of soups. They are so easy you really should be making them too. We have a ton of broccoli we need to eat so I foresee Potato and Broccoli Soup, Taco Soup, and probably a Chickpea (GF)Noodle Soup. I may work in some more interesting meals if we are all feeling better later this week. We have so many leftovers though I’m not worried about cooking much.

There are a lot of great things about this Meal Plan; its frugal, it’s easy, it’s gluten-free, and it will be very nourishing as we recover. I’m so happy I made a new batch of my Dry Broth Mix last week. It will come in very handy. I have a lot of basic ingredients ready in the refrigerator including: pinto beans, lentils, quinoa, chickpeas, and plenty of fresh fruit and veggies.

What is your favorite thing to eat when recovering from illness?


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  1. Ohhhh…I hope you guys feel better soon. My daughter was throwing-up most of the day Saturday and still recovering yesterday when my husband came down with the flu. My son and I have been drinking LOTS of water and getting rest so we can avoid getting sick. I hope you are able to avoid the worst of it.

  2. I hope you all feel better soon! I love that you are feeding your kids a pint of blueberries a day, but where in the world are you finding them this time of year?! I am lucky if I can find the little tiny half pint containers, and those are astronomically expensive this time of year!

    • They were a loss leader at Sprout’s. They were a treat! I thought they would be a good thing to eat with all of the colds going around. If they weren’t recovering from colds I’d give them frozen blueberries though. They love them too and they are sometimes cheaper.

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