help me eat while I'm sick
December 31, 2011 9:28 AM Subscribe
Sick with an ongoing fatigue/pain issue and I can't cook for myself anymore. I need some help eating healthy still.
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Here is the crux of the issue. I've got some medical condition the doctors are still working out that leaves me fatigued and in pain. It's progressively gotten work in the past few months and now I'm finding it nearly impossible to cook for myself. So I've fallen into eating food that isn't great, either take out or really unhealthy processed foods that take no time to prepare - cereal, lunch meats, crackers. Not healthy, for sure. Other times I'm eating takeout.
My diet has never been great and the past year or so its been worse (because of the fatigue) but I at least prepared somewhat healthy meals a few times a week like baked chicken breasts and a vegetable side dish for dinner or a sandwich wrap with lots of veggies and a low fat meat. I now am unable to do that most days.
I do have a husband who can help out but he doesn't know how to cook and isn't great with picking out healthy food choices. So part of this will involve him getting up to speed on these things, but to start with I don't know how much he will be able to do on his own. (Suggestions there of what he can do to learn about cooking and food related health would also be appreciated.) My husband also works during the day so can't help out with breakfast or lunch unless they're pre-made.
Right now, I'm not concerned about being on any kind of diet, but I want to make sure I'm getting a balanced, healthy diet.
Complicating matters, I'm not working now, so money is tight. Which eliminates some options, I know. I had considered the idea of hiring a chef temporarily, but its not in the budget.