{Today’s Lunchbox} Under the Weather Lunchbox

by Valerie on June 14, 2011 · 7 comments

I was initially going to call this lunchbox post “The Plague, I Has It” but I realize that is a bit over-dramatic. I am definitely not feeling good, and no, I cannot take today off for a variety of reasons (fortunately, I have my own office, so it is not like I am getting everyone else sick).  If I feel worse today, I am hoping to take tomorrow off.

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In the meantime, I have zero appetite. When I woke up this morning with an aching throat instead of my usual appetite, I knew I had to do something about it. When I am sick, I really like hot vegetable broth with miso, but I knew I was out of broth. I did have juice pulp in the freezer (the base of my vegetable broth) so I threw some of that into the rice cooker with water to get the broth going, and started making juice for today. I almost never juice in the morning, seeing as with a masticating juicer, you can juice a a day ahead, and I was planning to have a delicious, cold, banana spinach smoothie today, but I knew I needed something a bit greener and lower in sugar. So I juiced and added the pulp to the simmering stock.  I have already had about 16-18 oz of green juice and packed the rest for the lunchbox below:

  • Juice: broccoli, kale, celery, ginger, carrot
  • Hot vegetable broth with a waning jar of South River Garlic Red Pepper Miso
  • Lucky hemp bread
  • Raw spinach burger (see yesterday)
  • Grilled tofu
  • Celery
  • Mushroom Walnut Pate from Veganomicon

I am still debating packing some kale chips, but I may save them for tonight.  I had prepared the food part of this lunchbox on Sunday already, so decided to pack it, but honestly, I just may go buy more juice near my job if I keep not being hungry.  Juicing this morning was way way more work than I felt I had the energy for.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gena June 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

So so sorry you're feeling under the weather, sweet friend! Let me know if I can bring you anything this week. I'm a good nurse :)


2 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty June 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Oh feel better!


3 Keelie Sheridan June 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Feel better! If anything will help, it'll be the ten-hundred-million vitamins your lunchbox provides! :)


4 Jenn June 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm

oh no! Hope you feel better soon!!


5 gfe--gluten free easily June 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Hope you feel better, Valerie! I'm in a similar state on vacation with my girlfriends. I think it's just sinus yuck, so not contagious. I've stayed at our cottage while they've been out playing today. That's fine with me though.

Now I'm going to take Keelie's advice and take some probiotics, etc.

Healing hugs to you,


6 Cheryl Harris June 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm

so sorry you're not feeling your usual self! Hope you heal super quickly.


7 alissa June 15, 2011 at 9:28 pm

i hope you feel better soon :)


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