So I'm still sick. But I'm feeling just a tad better. Lucky for me, we had the King holiday off from work and that meant an extra day to recover. Day 17 also happened to be an awesome day of eats on the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart plan.
I felt awful when I first woke up, but this warm bowl of Steel Cut Oats with Peanut Butter and Maple Syrup soothed my sicky soul:
After breakfast, I went right back to bed and slept until about 11:30 a.m. That's when I forced my stinky sick self into the shower. Today was Dining Out: Chinese day for lunch, and I wasn't about to miss that! I made myself look somewhat presentable and headed to Pei Wei Asian Diner. Not my first choice for Chinese, but the Kickstart plan instructs you to seek out healthy Chinese food with brown rice and no MSG. The only place in Midtown that offers healthier Chinese fare is Pei Wei.
I settled on the Spicy Korean Vegetables & Tofu with Brown Rice:
This was damn good y'all! Best thing I've ever tried from Pei Wei. It featured a generous amount of baked tofu, carrots, mushrooms, and green beans in a spicy white pepper sauce.
My snack was supposed to be soy yogurt, but I had lunch so late (around 2:30 p.m.) that I just wasn't hungry at snack time. So I waited until the evening meal to eat again. This Lentil Artichoke Stew really hit the spot. Perfect sick day food!
Red lentils, fire-roasted tomatoes, and tender artichoke hearts. It doesn't get much better than that.