Well, this quarantine has certainly taken a turn for me! Last week I fell walking Nutmeg (my french bulldog) and shattered some bones in my wrist. Blessing and a curse~ I would never want to break a bone but if there is a time for it to happen, right now is it! When else would I have time to stay home and rest? When else would I really have time to be hyper-focused on healing? And lets not even talk about how I can’t drive, let alone prepare meals for my clients!
I had surgery last Thursday and am now working on recovering. The first week was so painful, and just sleeping was a challenge. But I was committed to eating in a way that would help me recover to the fullest of my body’s ability and as quickly as possible.
From what I have researched and been advised to do from both doctors and dietitians is: Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, collagen, plenty of water, fiber from food sources, limited caffeine, limited alcohol, fruits and vegetables, protein, probiotics.
And what better way to get these nutrients than from food?! Although I am also adding supplements into my diet right now to make sure I am getting as much as my bones will take during repair and regrowth.
Of all those things, I think the one I will have the hardest time with is probiotics. Aside from taking a supplement how else can you get those good bugs into your belly? Well, one of my most favorite ways is through fermented vegetables, think kimchi, sauerkraut and refrigerated pickles. By far, kimchi is my favorite way to eat my probiotics! And one of the tastiest ways to enjoy it is in guacamole, who can say no to that?!
Stay healthy out there, Drizzlers!
Free From Top-8 Food Allergens, Corn, Potato, Sesame, Mustard
Serves 3-4 as an appetizer
- 3 avocados
- 1/4 c. packed cilantro, loosely chopped
- zest and juice of 1 lime
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 c. kimchi, finely chopped
- Scoop out the avocados into a bowl and mash with the back of a fork.
- Add the packed cilantro, lime zest and juice, pinch of salt and the chopped kimchi and mix until combined.
- Taste for seasoning and add more salt or more lime juice as needed.