It’s that time of the year again. Flu fighting season!
It seems anyone and everyone either has the flu or knows someone who does. Even one of our friend’s baby has the flu at four months old. Poor little guy.
I wish I could make up a huge batch of my Voodoo Chicken Soup for everyone. But since I can’t, the next best thing is to compile a list of flu-fighting tips and recipes, including my chicken soup recipe.
The first and most important thing you should do when you have the flu is taking care of yourself. Caring for yourself all the time is important but even more so when you’re sick.
You deserve to be loved and cared for. Stop dragging yourself to work. Get some rest. It’s okay to let go for a bit and just take a break while you fight the flu. Trust me, it’s okay. No one will think less of you. And if they do, they don’t deserve to know you.
I make Voodoo Chicken Soup for the hubby or anyone around who’s sick. It’s loaded with healthy vitamins, minerals and just plain yumminess for helping to boost your immune system.
Ice pops loaded with berries and spinach like in One Lovely Life’s recipe for Superfood Very Berry Popsicles help sooth the throat while keeping you hydrated.
The lean protein of turkey added to the added antioxidants of avocado and vegetables in the Ultimate Turkey Sandwich from Bless this Mess is a great way to help keep up your strength while recovering from the flu.
Hydrate and give your system a boost with a Mango Avocado Green Smoothie from Nourished the blog.
Garlic works not only to help boost the immune system but to help with congestion. Try Salu Salo Recipes’ recipe for Garlic Spinach Spaghetti which not only has plenty of garlic and spinach but is gentle on the system while you’re feeling ill.
Ginger helps inflammation and might relieve a tummy ache and nausea, especially when paired with the healing properties of turmeric and miso in Vegan Richa’s recipe fro Turmeric Miso Soup with Ginger, Garlic and Tofu.
The spices in chai combined with tea, lemon and honey as in Baking Mischief’s recipe from Chai Hot Toddy work to sooth the throat, open your sinuses and boost the immune system while the tot of whiskey will help you sleep.
The cool soothing antioxidants of blueberries work with the help of bananas which are gentle on an upset stomach in Delightful Mom Food’s recipe from Blueberry Banana Smoothie.
Toast is a great way to get something in your tummy when your tummy just isn’t up to par. Dip dry toast into chicken soup or add mashed sweet peas and avocados for a healthy immune system boost using Crisp & Bliss’s recipe for Sweet Pea Avocado Toast.
Originally published at simplysophisticatedcooking.com on February 22, 2017.