Updated: Jun 27, 2020
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Last Wednesday night, I started having a sore throat. I woke up the next morning with a fever, cough, sluggishness, and lack of appetite on top of the sore throat. Since then, my doctor has put me on quarantine in my apartment. There aren't enough tests available in Virginia for mass testing yet, so I don't know for sure if this is COVID-19, the flu, or just a cold, but I do have to keep my energy up with food no matter what. Here's the snacks that have been getting me through this!
Vegan Rob's Dragon Puffs are delicious. They are addictive, making it difficult to not have the whole bag at once. If you aren't familiar with them, they are spicy, but with congestion/sore throat the spice helps clear you up. As the name suggests, these sorghum based puffs are vegan, gluten free, and non gmo.
2. Kite Hill Almond Milk Greek Yogurt with Manuka Honey and fresh fruit
Having yogurt as a snack provides many benefits. Greek yogurt is high in protein and contains probitoics. By adding the manuka honey, you get the anti-bacterial properties which help you fight the current virus, plus it helps soothe your sore throat! Fresh fruit help with vitamins and anti-oxidants depending on which fruit you add. Kite Hill's Almond Milk Greek Yogurt is vegan, gluten free, and non gmo!
Do I really have to explain why I like chocolate during quarantine? At the very least, the reason I like Enjoy Life Chocolate is because all of their products are Top 8 allergen free. Right now, there are Easter variety packs that have milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and rice crisp flavors in them. Since the products are Top 8 free, they are gluten free, vegan, and non gmo!
These have been my go-to breakfast more than a snack. When you're sick, you don't have much of an appetite or want to cook. These fig bars (which taste like fig newtons) are filling enough to get you to lunch and tasty great. They are gluten free, vegan, and non gmo.
5. Fresh fruits and vegetables
When you are not feeling well, return to the earth for nourishment. Fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrition that help you feel fresh. Try to make the rainbow with your fruits and vegetables to reap the full benefits!
Please stay inside and stay healthy. Wash your hands frequently and do your part to flatten the curve.