However, it's still important to eat while he is away and with me starting back on my leukaemia meds tomorrow (eek), it's time for a bit of a plan on quick food. Not necessarily dinner foods, but something I can nibble on for lunch or afternoon tea that really don't take a lot of preparing. Something that isn't a couple of handfuls of burger rings in a bowl. You know, something with some sort of nutritional value to it. That is where I fall down in the eating. I have breakfast (usually a couple of pieces of toast and a piece of fruit) and then nothing (healthy) until dinner time. If my new meds are anything like my old ones, I'm going to get a good dose of fatigue so I need something that takes less than ten minutes to prepare. It can take a while in the oven because that doesn't involve much, but if I have to watch/tend to it, it needs to take less than ten minutes to do that too. Twenty minutes isn't long, I can handle that.
So, for the first one, really - who can go past the good old pikelet. I do love pikelets, and not just because the batter is really yummy, which it totally is but I shouldn't be thinking of that because immunosuppressed people are not supposed to be eating raw eggs and therefore licking the bowl should be banned. (woops) I like to add a bit more nutritional value by adding fruit to my pikelets...
|On the left are apple and raspberry and on the right are apple - Yum!|
1 cup self raising flour
1/4 cup low GI cane sugar
1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
3/4 cup milk
about a teaspoon of butter, melted
1 green apple, peeled and grated
Chuck the first six ingredients in a blender or in a bowl and beat.
Go sit down and put your feet up for 20 minutes or so (batter is better if rested)
Peel and grate apple, eat peel and stir grated apple into the batter.
Heat some butter in a fry pan on low - medium heat and spoon in the mixture.
Turn once lots of bubbles appear.
If you feel like it, add some frozen raspberry pieces to some of the pikelet mix for even more juiciness and nutritional value.
Slather with butter and enjoy!
I'd love to hear your quick snack recipes. Doesn't have to involve cooking, it could be something as simple as cheese and tomato on crackers. If you post about it, send me a link in the comments!