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.

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Salmon Bowl with Farro, Black Beans and Tahini Dressing

Omega-3s are always a good idea.

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Turmeric, Ginger and Shiitake Chicken Soup

A more nourishing meal doesn’t exist. (Thanks, Jodi Moreno.)

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Ginger Carrot Soup

Name a more iconic duo.

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Miso Dumpling Soup with Autumn Squash

The secret to a strong immune system? Probiotic-rich miso and antimicrobial ginger.

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Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Freezer Pack

Stash a few and pull ’em out as soon as the sniffles hit.

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Citrus, Fennel and Avocado Salad

Gross but cool: Fennel is a natural expectorant, so it’ll help with all that, um, phlegm.

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Golden Turmeric Chickpea Soup

Monique Volz knows it: Turmeric is super anti-inflammatory, and inflammation is the root of all evil. (Kidding, kind of.)

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Feel-Good Veggie Soup

Featuring a quadruple-threat of ginger, garlic, turmeric and bone broth.

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Garlic Soup

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.

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Make-Ahead Aloo Gobi

Our favorite cruciferous veggie is actually full of vitamin C. Bless.

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Golden Glow Water

A refreshing mix of honey, ginger and lemon (and cayenne for a kick).

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Healthy Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

This is like a warm, nutritious hug in a bowl, courtesy of Aida Mollencamp.

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Immune Boosting Green Smoothie

Phoebe Lapine laughs in the face of flu season.

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Tropical Winter Fruit Salad with Spirulina Sugar

’Tis the season for citrus, right Carlene Thomas?

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Buddha Bowl with Kale, Avocado, Orange and Wild Rice

Kale will always have your back.

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