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Any suggestions for what to eat that is low carb when not feeling well?

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Rollergirl1 Wed 07-Jan-15 15:40:56

I have a raging head cold and generally feel pretty rubbish. I had to go in to London today for a meeting and hadn't eaten anything all morning as didn't have time and didn't feel like it. But started to feel shaky and weak so knew that I had to grab something on my way home. Eating low carb on the go is not easy at the best of times but even less so when you're under the weather and don't actually feel like eating. I ended up getting the creamy chicken soup from Pret as it was all that I could face and slipped down my poor throat relatively painlessly. But I know that it will have been quite high in carbs.

At the moment I don't really want to think about what to eat tonight but just wondering what I could have. I won't feel like cooking anything that takes time and if I wasn't low carbing I would probably opt for a piece of toast. Anyone have any suggestions?

FelixFelix Wed 07-Jan-15 15:47:10

I've got a cold too and struggling to not eat 'easy' things like toast etc. Today I've had some smoked salmon with a chopped up avocado (relatively painless to make!) and some red pepper soup.

Try and drink plenty of fluids! Hot drinks always make me feel better too. I've had a coffee with a dash of cream and some peppermint tea.

Yuleloglatte Wed 07-Jan-15 15:49:46

Scrambled egg done in the microwave with some chilli sauce? ( and grated cheese on the top?)
Cauliflower cheese?

Rollergirl1 Wed 07-Jan-15 15:58:45

I have been drinking lots of herbal tea which has soothed me a bit. I know I won't feel like anything cold.

I adore cauliflower cheese but still takes a good 20 mins to make and not sure I'll be able to stretch to that later sad. Scrambled egg is a good shout though.

AWholeLottaNosy Wed 07-Jan-15 16:06:12

You can buy v low carb crackers, Ryvita thins with cheese, ham, avocado, or soup? Tinned rattatoie ( can't spell it), with tinned stewing steak? Baked Camembert?

Birdinacage Wed 07-Jan-15 16:19:46

I make chicken noodle soup but a low carb version using courgette ribbons and carrots instead of noodles and sweetcorn. It does involve a little prep but my recipe makes about 3-4 servings so I can just re-heat a portion after the initial making, it really does help with a cold, especially if you have a sore throat or sinus pain:

Chicken courgette noodle soup

- 900ml chicken or vegetable stock (or Miso soup mix)
- 1 medium/large chicken breast
- 1 tsp grated/ground ginger (or fresh chopped root if you have it)
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 3-4 mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 2-3 carrots diced
- 1 courgette sliced into ribbons
- optional 1 chopped echalion shallot
- optional soy sauce

1. Pour the stock into a pan and add the chicken, ginger, and garlic.
2. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, partly cover and simmer for 20 mins, until the chicken is tender.
3. Remove the chicken to a board and shred into bite-size pieces using a couple of forks.
4. Return the chicken to the stock with the courgette, carrots, mushrooms, shallot and the soy sauce.
5. Simmer for about 4-5 mins until the carrots are tender.
6. Serve.

OscarWinningActress Wed 07-Jan-15 16:27:39

Miso or chicken soup with a whole bunch of mixed frozen vegetables dumped in. You could add hot sauce, tofu cubes or nori to dress it up.

Palooza Thu 08-Jan-15 04:28:01

How about some nuts? Small packet of macadamias or mixed nuts, I find 'crunchy' salty food helps a lot when I am feeling horrible and nuts much better than crisps or toast.

Fourarmsv2 Fri 09-Jan-15 07:36:57

I've bought a bag of chicken stock to keep in to make egg drop soup next time I'm ill.

Scrambled eggs and cream?

BIWI Mon 12-Jan-15 22:47:40

Birdinacage - that sounds lovely! Have you put it on the recipe thread?

Rollergirl - how come it takes you 20 minutes to make cauliflower cheese?! Boil your cauliflower - generally takes around 8 minutes. While it's boiling grate some mature cheddar. When it's boiled, drain it, return to the pan, chuck a load of double cream over the top and add the cheese. Heat until cheese has melted. Job done!

Birdinacage Tue 13-Jan-15 09:36:42

I have now BIWI grin

BIWI Tue 13-Jan-15 13:37:25

Thank you!

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