Special Diets

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The last couple of days we’ve been dealing with some upset doggie tummies. Not sure of the cause but both are on a special tummy diet – pumpkin, sweet potatoes, rice, little bit of brown gravy. Both seem to like it and appear to be on the road to recovery.

What foods do you like when you’re feeling under the weather?

22 thoughts on “Special Diets”

  1. Husband and I differ about eating veggies. He believes he absolutely needs green vegetables at every meal, and says he feels unwell if he doesn’t. I feel fine without them. I eat skyr for breakfast every day, and I would feel unwell if I didn’t. When we are under the weather we drink the Italian broth I make from turkey wings and oxtails. I make sure I always have some in the freezer.

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  2. First I would drop the sweets… and make sure to have tea instead of coffee.

    Then some combination of the above – maybe make a cabbage or vegetable soup. I keep a box of Matzo Meal, and sometimes make matzo ball soup (in a chicken broth), which is very soothing.

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  3. Rise and Shine Baboons,

    We have had sick dogs here, too. Ours react to the stress of the trip to Az and we were able to plan ahead, then intercept the worst of the symptoms. Then yesterday Lucky was diagnosed and treated for a UTI—her lady parts are recessed, so she gets this stuff. I am a dog nurse.

    When I am ill I eat soup of almost any type. After my knee surgery I lost my appetite, and soup was the cure.

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  4. I had a real issue with my second wasband when he was ill. He was really a big baby about it, always. Once he kept asking for Cheerios but then he’d only eat about 2 tablespoons before he would say “I can’t eat any more” (imagine whiny voice). After a day or so of this, I got a little tiny Peter Rabbit baby cup and put 2 tablespoons of Cheerios in there with some milk. He did not think that was funny.

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  5. When I have a cold I like peppermint tea with honey. Soup is always appealing, especially tomato soup. And for some reason cottage cheese calls to me when I don’t feel well.

    And every so often I get a craving for malt-o-meal.

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  6. I always go with the old chicken soup. But really, my strategy is to eat a lot and often. It seems to work a cold out of the system or at least, that’s what I tell myself so I can eat more. Haha. Either way, I’m good!

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