My chronic fatigue flared up this week like woah.
I knew it was coming after last Friday. I worked myself into quite the tizzy that day, bringing a level of intensity I'd not seen in myself since probably 2008. I was stalking around at work, not smiling, and being incredibly short with coworkers and was very detrimental to myself.
By the time I left work, my stomach was in knots and I'd lost all connection to my heart. I couldn't hear my inner guidance. I couldn't feel hunger or pain. I was numb. And all I thought I wanted was to open a pint of ice cream...and stuff myself silly. But, as I shoved the first spoonful in my mouth, I was overcome with sickness. I spit out the ice cream (horrible I know), and went to bed without dinner.
And this yucky, numb, not hungry feeling has permeated my meal prepping all this week. No elaborate meals. All Fast Fix ones. Thank goodness for Kite Hill almond milk cream cheese. You've given me flavor I couldn't provide myself.
What did I do did you ask? Well, I just mixed it in with roasted veggies, chickpeas, and quinoa pasta. Ever tried it? Because I'd highly suggest it.
Plus....I gotta say...this cream cheese though is just so.damn.good. Even dairy eaters couldn't tell this cheese was from almond milk. The process they use creates such a superb quality of product, I just want to try them all (I miss ricotta cheese and they have an almond milk ricotta.....ahhh baked pastas ARE back in my future.)
I cooked the pasta and roasted my veggies separately, then combined them and added rinsed and drained chickpeas.
While you can dollop and mix all the cream cheese into your large skillet with all the pasta and veggies, I much prefer the loveliness of mixing the cheese fresh with each reheat of my servings. It keeps all the chive-y flavor intact and keeps it fresh.
It may not look pretty, but it sure does taste good.
And it was quite a comfort knowing I had food leftover in my fridge I could mix up when my energy has been so low.
This is will definitely make an appearance again in my lineup. So wonderfully filling and flavorful....even if it's not the most photogenic.
Hope you have a yummy #fastfix to your weekend!! I know I sure did :)