Low-Spoon Meals For Chronically Ill And Tired Parents
|The Huffington Post 03 Dec 2019 at 16:21|
This is especially the case for disabled parents and those who face chronic fatigue, for whom energy needs to be spent more carefully. Many use phrases like “low spoon” or “low on spoons” to explain why this happens to them.
Low spoon mode and ready to take a nap. However the other soccer parents may not look so kindly on my sleeping in the car. pic.twitter.com/nbEM1IK03p
But what does “low spoons” mean?
The phrase comes from “ spoon theory ,” which was created by disability activist Christine Miserandino as a metaphor for how disabled and chronically ill individuals have to make different life choices, depending on how tired they feel. Using spoons as a unit of measurement for energy, she made the point that while able-bodied people have an infinite number of spoons to accomplish everything they need to do in a day, people with health conditions need to consider how many spoons they have before going through with an activity.
So for parents who are already dealing with a severe lack of sleep and , on top of their health conditions, at the end of the day it’s easy to run out of spoons for making healthy family meals . That’s why we’ve rounded up some easy low-spoons recipes to pull out when your energy levels are at an all-time low, but you still need to put something edible on the table.