This week I've been craving things that I need for improved health. Fresh air, for example, and fresh fruit. I finally managed to have that longed-for pot of Chicken & Dumplings on Thursday evening. A good homemade chicken soup is bolstering when your under the weather.
The other thing I've craved is salad-type foods. The salad below was my lunch yesterday. I'd bought a bag of avocados from Aldi a week or two ago and they are finally soft enough to eat. So fancy salad leaves, cucumber, avocado and prawns. Nothing more difficult than that.
The other thing I have enjoyed while I've been unwell is hot water with a slice of lemon in it. I just can't handle the idea of tea and the extra mucous caused by the milk. So hot water it is, and the lemon has been very refreshing.
What I have not craved is sugary foods, beyond vitamin C laden fruits like oranges and blueberries. In the past my throat has always felt far worse when I've eaten sweet foods so this time I was not even tempted.
All of this along with lots of sleep interspersed with some quality time with Nigella and I'm almost as good as new. I think when you believe you can safely walk away from the tissue box without being terribly anxious you're just about there.