Winter + work = COLD

Got that dreaded cold that comes with the start of the winter blues? I do. I mean that could be slightly down to the fact that I’ve been out every night for a week for Freshers at University? Or perhaps that I have a 10,000 word dissertation to write, while making a brand new magazine from scratch and coming up with a PR Campaign?

Whatever it is, it needs to go! So here’s a group of everything that will make you healthy and happy again, naturally 🙂

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So you’re now thinking what is all of that?! First of all this is just the major things you are going to need – we will make something out of them… I promise!

Breakfast: The most important thing is getting your 5 a day when you’re ill so you may as well start right at the beginning.

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Follow my previous pancake recipe for added flax, seeds and fruit for a nutritious breakfast that you can pair with a glass of multi-vitamin Tropicana juice for a little pick me up.

Lunch: Something warm, quick and easy please.

Chicken soup is the best thing when you’re ill and screw the whole making it yourself when you’re ill bravado, just get it out the tin and whack it in the microwave. Pair with some rye or sourdough bread and you’ll feel better in no time.

Snack time: Grab yourself an orange and a herbal tea. I tried Echinacea and Raspberry or Lemon and Ginger and both leave you feeling revitalised and a little more pleased with yourself for ditching the syrupy Starbucks.

Dinner: Uh oh here comes the curry. (Unfortunately I was too hungry and forgot to take a photo but you know what a curry looks like).

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Pataks jar of Bhuna Curry sauce
  • Tilda wholegrain quinoa and pilaua rice.
  • Green beans
  • Broccoli
  • If you’re feeling sorry for yourself, grab some peshwari naan 😉

Method:

  1. Fry the chicken in a little olive oil in a wok or large frying pan until golden brown.
  2. Chop the garlic cloves and put in with the chicken.
  3. Boil, steam or microwave the vegetables, whatever preferred.
  4. Rip open the Tilda rice by 2cm and pop in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Empty half the contents of the Bhuna sauce into the frying pan and simmer with the chicken for a while until piping hot.
  6. Once the veg is done, mix it into the frying pan with the chicken and sauce.
  7. Layer the bottom of the bowl with half the rice sachet and empty the chicken mix with the veg on top.

Note to self: THIS IS SPICY! BE WARNED IT MAY CAUSE TONGUE TO BE ON FIRE BUT IS WORTH IT FOR HOW YOU FEEL THE NEXT DAY! 🙂

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