‘Tis the season—for sickness, that is! My immune system has been having its annual holiday party the past few days. This happens every December, so I wasn’t that surprised when I woke up Sunday feeling under the weather. Compared to last year, this has been fairly mild. Still, I spent most of Monday and Tuesday in bed with my laptop. photo on 12 20 11 at 2 37 pm 2 - What I Ate Wednesday #37: 'Tis the season

I tend to lose my appetite when I’m sick, but not this time, I guess. Despite not being very active, I was still really hungry—not only is my body working overtime to fight this cold, but of course said cold has to coincide with my favorite time of the month. Not that that was a surprise either. Just a drag. No wonder I had an intense (and rare) craving for steak Tuesday afternoon.

Since I was too out of it to get off my ass and go buy a steak (much less cook it), I reached for whatever iron-rich foods I already had on hand.

Breakfast: Oats w/ plum & chia seeds, topped with peanut butter and homemade cranberry sauceimg 39691 - What I Ate Wednesday #37: 'Tis the season

Lunch: Red lentil pumpkin soup with kale and goat cheese; toast with hummus; turmeric tea sipped throughout the dayimg 3973 - What I Ate Wednesday #37: 'Tis the season

Snack: Yogurt w/ more cranberry sauce & cerealimg 3978 - What I Ate Wednesday #37: 'Tis the season

Dinner: On-the-fly mushroom-leek miso soup with kale, topped with a microwave-poached egg; more toast with hummusimg 3986 - What I Ate Wednesday #37: 'Tis the season

Snack: Chopped apple & cinnamon, microwaved for 2.5 minutes, topped with Biscoffimg 3989 - What I Ate Wednesday #37: 'Tis the season

Do you tend to get sick the same time every year? What do you eat when you’re sick? 

WIAWbutton - What I Ate Wednesday #37: 'Tis the seasonFor more What I Ate Wednesday, visit Jenn’s blog Peas & Crayons to see what’s on other bloggers’ plates this week!

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