By Marilyn La Jeunesse

Published on January 26, 2016

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spiced earl grey hot toddy

Surprisingly enough, a little bourbon can go a long way. Hot toddies are an age-old cold remedy that are easy to make and taste delicious.

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slow cooker chicken enchilada soup

With a 10-minute prep time, this gluten-free soup should be your go-to recipe the next time you’re under the weather. 

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simple homemade tomato soup

Tomato soup is a traditional recipe staple for people with the flu. It is warm, comforting, and all around delicious. (And it’s really easy to make)!

Note:

To make this recipe vegan friendly, exclude the bacon and swap the chicken broth for a vegetable base. 

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sweet kale superfood salad

You need all the vitamins and nutrients you can get when you’re sick, that’s why this superfood salad is THE best thing to eat.

Don’t worry, the rather bland greens are balanced out with the sweetness of the cranberries and light dressing.

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easy homemade ramen

You’re sick, so treat yourself to some real ramen, not the 99 cent store bought stuff you ate in college. You’ll thank us later.

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ginger root tea 

Ginger helps you sweat out the toxins in your body, which makes it the best tea to drink while you’re sick. It is also said to help upset stomachs, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. If you have a sore throat, add in a teaspoon of honey to the tea to help assuage the pain.

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citrus chia bowls

Chia seeds are loaded with tons of protein, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids, which are all important to overcoming the common cold. 

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roasted butternut squash soup

Butternut squash not only tastes delicious, but has an amazing amount of vitamins and fiber within it’s yellow core. This recipe takes about an hour to cook, but only requires a few moments of prep time. 

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peachy green protein smoothie

Sometimes eating a big meal just isn’t appetizing when you’re sick. Combat the flu and get some nutrients at the same time with this simple green smoothie.

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chicken noodle soup

Is there anything better than a bowl of steaming hot chicken noodle soup when you’re recovering from the flu? We didn’t think so. Make your own chicken noodle soup next time you’re sick, it’s a lot healthier than purchasing a store bought can from the supermarket.