You will not believe how delicious these migraine recovery pureed food recipes are. That's what I call them anyway! My doctor wanted me to try them for recovery from long term chronic illness. A bonus is they help me recover quicker from my long 10 day migraines too.
I've been told that the first things you eat after a fast are important and will influence what you will crave and want to eat for the rest of the time following the fast.
And what is a 10 day migraine considered when you can't eat a thing.
I reckon it's the same as a fast.
So I choose my food carefully now after a long attack.
Especially since I realized that removing a specific combination of vegetables seemed to reduce the frequency of my attacks. You will never guess what it was. Chicken soup ingredients that I used for over 20 years to sip on during a migraine. The chicken is fine, but the onions, carrots and celery combination seem to set off more migraines for me.
My doctor said it had something to do with the sugars in the vegetables. That's all news to me, so when I get more clear I will provide more information.
Shame I didn't realize this years ago. Like a thousand migraines ago, 5 years! So I no longer combine these recipes with soup broth just plain water. OK - enough about me, lets get to the recipe for faster migraine recovery.
Not only are these meals easier to digest, they are easy to cook, and I can prepare the exact measured amounts of food for my optimum nutrition.
Please read our article migraine diet for the cooking methods and portions details.
It is very important to steam these correctly so that you keep all the goodness of the foods.
If you would like other recipes please read: the most delicious migraine recipe for Teriyaki marinade and our migraine headache recipes article for the Rosemary Chicken with Sweet Potato Puree recipe.
Here is the Honey Mustard Chicken recipe for you. Feel free to share it with any friends that are struggling with digestion problems or recovering from long term illnesses.
1. To make the marinade: place honey mustard, honey, vinegar, and oil in a container and put it to the side for now.
2. Use the steaming pots or casseroles dishes - I put a smaller Pyrex casserole dish inside a larger one on a veggie steamer to keep them apart.
Cut up your chicken breast into small bit size pieces and add in the marinade. There is no set time for marinating. I tried not at all, I put it on just before cooking and it was
4. Chop up your bok choy and add to the top pot.
5. Chop the potato.
6. Place potato and chicken meat into small casserole dish on top of the bok choy.
7. Have the water inside of the large casserole - remember you want a steaming effect that catches the juices. You may need 1.25 liters of water and then heat to boil.
8. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about one hour. If you are doing a single portion you might try half an hour. Until it is cooked thoroughly.
When cooked, place cooked contents into a blender.
10. Eat while hot. With pureed food recipes you might want more salt.
The finished product. ENJOY!
The flavors may seem stronger than your normal way of cooking.
I find the paste too thick so I do water it down or use stock to water it down to a consistency I can eat.
And I can tell you my energy levels return to normal by the end of the day. No more long lingering hangover symptoms.
If you want to make a few meals at once – just increase the ingredients along with meat.
You can freeze them in portions and then defrost and reheat them when you are ready to eat them.
So my migraine recovery plan is to take it slow if I can.
I have breakfast and lunch on this puree and normal food for dinner if I feel like I can digest food again. I just defrost it in warm water for about ten minutes, from frozen, and then heat it gently on the stove.
I do this for about 3 days with a ten day long episode. Until I feel strong again, and back to my old self. If it's just 3 days long then I just eat gently like this for the next day.
I used to be hung over for a whole week and now it's a day or so.
I hope it works for you the way it worked for me. We need all the help we can get to manage this condition.
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Until next time, be well and be pain free,
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Migraine Recovery: Pureed Food Recipes