So, I know it’s definitely not strep throat because I’ve had strep throat a million times growing up and I don’t have a fever or anything. It’s also definitely NOT mono. I’ve had mono before…spent six days in the hospital with mono. It’s not that either.
I don’t know what it is to be exact but I honestly feel fine. Yeah, my tonsil is swollen but I don’t have a fever or even a headache. Since I have the best doctor around coming straight to my house tomorrow morning (that would be my MOM), I think I’ll wait before I run out to a walk-in clinic and get antibiotics that I probably don’t even need.
In the meantime, I went to the gym and did legs via Summer Shape Up. I didn’t stay for cardio and might hop on the treadmill later…not sure. After my workout I came home and ate a three- egg white omelet with string cheese and berries:
Friends, it’s just getting started. The next week is going to be filled with lentil lunches, chickpea dinners, pea soup and split pea smoothies.
Okay, maybe not split pea smoothies. You get my point.
delicious though! Last night
I prepped this Quinoa, Corn and Lentil salad
and couldn’t wait to stuff my face today.
Here’s the recipe to serve one:
1/4 cup green lentils
1/4 cup dry quinoa
1/2 cup frozen sweet corn
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp tamari
1/4th tsp cayenne
pinch of black pepper
Cook the lentils in one cup of simmering water for about 25 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.
While the lentils are cooking, also cook the quinoa separately in 3/4 cup water for 12 minutes. Fluff with a fork and then add to the cooked lentils.
After you cook the quinoa, rinse the pot and fill with a little more water to cook the corn briefly in. This only takes about five minutes. You don’t want mushy corn. Add the corn to the mixture once cooked and then toss with the sesame oil, tamari, cayenne, salt and pepper. Let cool in the fridge before eating or, for best results, let sit overnight.
One split pea smoothie, coming right up!