17 Easy, Soothing Recipes for Cold Season
Sometimes we feel invincible. Other times…oh God, did that person cough? Is that a throat tickle? Friends, it’s officially cold season, and it’s coming for us all. The proverbial doctor’s orders? Soothing, nourishing recipes full of ginger, garlic and immune-boosting ingredients to get us back on our feet. Lucky for you, we’ve got 17 of them right here.
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Vegan Slow-Cooker Detox Coconut Soup
Looked at a germ? Eat this.
Salmon Bowl with Farro, Black Beans and Tahini Dressing
Omega-3s are always a good idea.
Turmeric, Ginger and Shiitake Chicken Soup
A more nourishing meal doesn’t exist. (Thanks, Jodi Moreno.)
Ginger Carrot Soup
Name a more iconic duo.
Miso Dumpling Soup with Autumn Squash
The secret to a strong immune system? Probiotic-rich miso and antimicrobial ginger.
Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Freezer Pack
Stash a few and pull ’em out as soon as the sniffles hit.
Citrus, Fennel and Avocado Salad
Gross but cool: Fennel is a natural expectorant, so it’ll help with all that, um, phlegm.
Golden Turmeric Chickpea Soup
Monique Volz knows it: Turmeric is super anti-inflammatory, and inflammation is the root of all evil. (Kidding, kind of.)
Feel-Good Veggie Soup
Featuring a quadruple-threat of ginger, garlic, turmeric and bone broth.
Garlic is full of antioxidant, antimicrobial, antibiotic and antiviral properties (so basically, it’ll knock the socks off your runny nose).
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Savory Steel-Cut Oats
Whoa, did you know beta-glucan (a fiber in oats) can boost your immune system? Thanks, Gena Hamshaw.
Make-Ahead Aloo Gobi
Our favorite cruciferous veggie is actually full of vitamin C. Bless.
Golden Glow Water
A refreshing mix of honey, ginger and lemon (and cayenne for a kick).
Healthy Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
This is like a warm, nutritious hug in a bowl, courtesy of Aida Mollencamp.
Immune Boosting Green Smoothie
Phoebe Lapine laughs in the face of flu season.
Tropical Winter Fruit Salad with Spirulina Sugar
’Tis the season for citrus, right Carlene Thomas?
Buddha Bowl with Kale, Avocado, Orange and Wild Rice
Kale will always have your back.