How to Eat Well When You Don’t Feel Up To It #Nourish2Flourish #SundaySupper

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2017 is here and I’m ready! My goals are simple – eat well, get into shape and be healthy. One of the first, and most uncomfortable things I did was have surgery to fix a deviated septum and open my sinuses. Our well being is tied to getting a good nights sleep and a deviated septum was not allowing me the sleep I needed to recharge.

It was a challenge to eat well during the recovery period. I don’t know about you but when I’m sick food is the last thing on my mind. Especially when we have a cold, the flu or like me, having nasal/sinus work done you can’t even taste what you’re eating. We crave food that is soft and comforting. I made a pot of chicken soup but you can only eat so much of one thing.

As hard as he tries, Steve isn’t really cut out to be a caretaker. He is very sweet and attentive but his form of comfort food is a hot dog – that is not what I need. Luckily, with friends that kept me fortified with soups and a refrigerator stocked with a variety of Nourish Bowls  it was a breeze to eat well.

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With the Nourish Bowls I knew I could have a nourishing meal with sufficient protein to allow my body to heal. One of the things I’m finding in my quest to be healthy is ensuring I have sufficient protein, as it allows my body to bounce back faster from illness, injury or a strenuous workout. The other is to eat every four hours. That is a tough one for me and I found that snacks are easy by mixing up a Nourish Bowl and eating half and saving the other half for later. It has changed the way I eat for the better – even now, when I don’t feel like eating. It’s important to keep up my strength to heal.

Nourish Bowls are great because I can zap them in the microwave* for 3 – 4 minutes and I have a meal ready. I tend to practice a flexitarian diet so Nourish Bowls provide vegetarian source for sufficient protein complete with veggies, grains, along with a flavorful (and heathy) sauce. For breakfast I like to top the bowl with an egg, for lunch and a snack I enjoy a bowl without any additions, for dinner I serve it with some chicken, beef, or whatever, enhancing their appeal to my meat-eating husband.

*If you don’t like the microwave sauté the veggies in a pan with a bit of oil them mix in the grain and flavor packets and heat until warm.

Tune in to the Sunday Supper Facebook Live event tonight at 4PM EST. Isabel, the Family Foodie, will be making one of her famous breakfast bowls using Nourish Bowls and hosting a giveaway! To enter the giveaway make a comment during the live video and at the end a winner will be selected from the comment section. CLICK HERE to tune into the Sunday Supper Facebook Page!!!!

Last night Steve had a meeting and even though I wasn’t in the mood to eat I made one of the Nourish Bowls and curled up in front of Netflix. Before I knew it I had eaten the whole thing. I’m on the mend now but I learned to keep a stock of Nourish Bowls in the fridge to help me on my quest to eat well.

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I am grateful to Mann’s Nourish Bowls who provided all products used for the creation of this post. Compensation was provided by Mann’s Nourish Bowls in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. I’m a devoted to Mann’s Nourish Bowls but any opinions or findings you read here are solely my own.
As always, I am most grateful for you, my community and will always do my best to serve you in introducing products that you will find the most useful, amazing, helpful, to keep you sane in the kitchen, at home and on the streets.

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