Tue, Oct 30 2012 at 9:16 PM
This is indeed a timely article for me, too. Serious health challenges are almost always accompanied by fatigue and our need for good nutrition is paramount. There are good suggestions here. I'm retired and cooking for myself. I try to prepare meals ahead when I'm well so that they're on hand when I'm exhausted and unable to prepare meals. I like to have hummus and baba ghanouj on hand along with cut up vegetables:sweet pepper strips, carrot and celery sticks, fennel strips, etc. This can make a lunch accompanied by soup. Cooking for one is tricky. It's handy to have a meal or two in reserve but not five servings of that casserole. I confess that I have a few of those ghastly prepared meals in my freezer. When I eat them, I never feel nourished or full. I usually make a small salad and another vegetable as sides to add more nutrition to the meal. I haven't money in my budget to resort to take-out or restaurant meals very often so I have to utilize what's in my fridge and pantry. Make sure you have a well-stocked pantry so that you can easily make a quick pasta sauce or put together a tuna casserole -whatever your favourite 'pantry' meals may be. Eggs are always a good go-to meal when tired. I like poached eggs on greens (spinach, chard, kale). I cook a quantity of greens ahead for such meals. Just a few tips I find useful. I'm always looking for more!