Well, this was a week.
My husband has been suffering excruciating back pain, and some combination of pain, no sleep, and heavy duty meds made his heart go haywire last Wednesday. So I ended up keeping him company in the hospital for the rest of the week.
Ah, the best laid plans. I had the week off and had planned to spend it writing.
Man proposes and God disposes.
Anyway, there's nothing like a week on a cardiac care unit to have you self-conscious about your diet. If my husband - who has never had a day of high blood pressure, has "beautiful arteries" according to the cardiologist, is ridiculously skinny, and has such low cholesterol that we joke about whether he has enough - can have "heart failure" then what about the rest of us?
So, usually if I was visiting someone in the hospital, I'd live on fast food for the week, but as I mentioned, cardiac unit - scary.
So, instead, I lived on a diet of kale, sweet potatoes, and lentils or chick peas, and hemp seeds.
My apologies that the photos aren't the best. I snapped them as I could.
One happy discovery is probably going to have some of you shaking your heads.
I needed something healthy to eat for breakfast that wasn't going to wear off quickly (like my preferred muffin).
I had an inspiration. I grabbed a loaf of Killer Dave's bread and toasted two slices.
Then I fork smashed my leftover chick peas and spread them on.
My breakfast sandwich. I know it doesn't look particularly appetizing. Sorry, I was in kind of a rush. But I really liked the flavor mix of the raisins in the bread. It meshed really well with the cold chick peas. Best of all though, it gave me the energy I needed to get through the day.
So, what do you eat in a pinch when you have to be away from home.