This week feels like it is truly dragging. It’s only Wednesday as I write this and the weekend feels like a million miles away. I just started taking a new prescription a few weeks ago (long story I may share at some point) and it has been making me feel awful. I’ve had off and on nausea and stomach upset for the past two weeks (and no I’m not pregnant!). I have truly struggled to maintain a healthy Paleo diet. I have resorted to eating gluten-free toast, rice and even non gluten-free bread. At this point if I can stomach it, I’m eating it. I’ve had such an aversion to pretty much all veggies and have been forcing myself to eat healthy because I know that’s what I need to do. Pretty much anything starchy or carby is making me feel better (except for white potatoes for some reason…yuck!). And when avocados don’t sound good to me, you know something is wrong!
One staple food that is helping me get through these last few weeks has been sweet potatoes. I actually have some baked sweet potatoes in the oven right now for dinner. This recipe has been a savior and is so delicious. I also made some homemade chicken broth that I think I can stomach. I’m hoping to start feeling better soon considering I have large amounts of lettuce and kale in my fridge that are begging to be eaten!
What do you do when you are under the weather and Paleo foods just aren’t sounding good?
Sweet Potato and Apple Mash
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||40 minutes|
|Total time||50 minutes|
|Dietary||Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian|
|Meal type||Side Dish|
- 1 apple (cut into one inch pieces)
- 2 Medium sweet potatoes (cut into one inch pieces)
- Coconut oil (melted)
- 1/4-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
|Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place apples and sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet. Coat with coconut oil, cinnamon, salt and pepper to taste.|
|Roast in the oven about 30-40 minutes until softened, flipping halfway through.|
|Place apples and sweet potatoes along with almond milk in a food processor. Puree until desired consistency is reached. Add more almond milk as needed along with additional salt and pepper. Eat up!|