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Avocados are my go to when crashed, blueberries, you can bake an avacado w a egg inside.
That, along with split-peas is a fantastic suggestion for soup making, and I've found soup to be one of the easiest things to cook with this illness. I can do this in stages, as the soup is cooking.I just chuck red lentils in a pan with water...
I just found this on another site. It shows someone cooking a full breakfast in a crockpot with the food separated in cups. I can't eat some of that but thought it might inspire some ideas.
I always find that my appetite changes when I crash. I either get mega-hungry at weird times of day and night, lose appetite when it's actual mealtime, or go off some things I usually like very much.
So "cooking for a crash" maybe should include those foods which are happily tolerated when crash comes on.
For some reason mine is soft boiled eggs and toast....toast.....and more toast with lashings of butter.
Now normally I eat really healthy multi-coloured fruit and veg, varied proteins, etc and do NOT live on bread! But in a crash toast and eggs are my saving grace,
Yes this sounds like me. I love salads with avocado and the full works. But in a crash I always like boiled eggs and toast! I can't usually tolerate nuts at those times or tomatoes. But can nearly always manage lentils and they seem to do me good. So red lentil stew with broccoli and garlic with toast is another one.This may be too much activity, but if you can...