Immunity Boosting Recipes
Stay healthy and build a strong immune system with these easy to make soups, stews and homemade drinks so you can avoid getting sick.
Having two children and a very busy lifestyle, I know that sickness at times can be unavoidable. In addition to washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, what you eat and drink is becomes even more important. Taking care of yourself and eating the right foods can speed up your recovery.
Here are some of the recipes I have used over the years when someone in my family is sick. These recipes are nutritionally dense and packed with vitamins to boost your immune system and also comforting.
Healthy recipes such as Palak Khichdi or Mixed Lentils Khichdi, make wholesome vegetarian meals with lentils and rice that are gentle on your stomach. Loaded with vegetables, not only are they tasty, but packed with vitamins, iron and magnesium.
You’ll also find soothing cold-fighting soups such as classic Chicken Noodle Soup, delicious Chicken Cilantro Soup and Chicken Mulligatawny Soup. All you have to do is dump the ingredients in your pressure cooker and within minutes you are done.
You’ve probably heard “drink plenty of fluids” when you’re not feeling well. Lemon Ginger Tea, and Ginger Chai are two of my favorite teas to sip on. Both of these teas have lots of ginger that helps soothe sore throats, heal common colds, improve digestion and relieve nausea, amongst other health benefits.
Did you know that you can make an Electrolyte Drink at home? It’s a natural medicine that I have my boys drink to help them recover from fever, flu or stomach bugs. Best part is that you can flavor them with different ingredients like honey for its antiviral properties, turmeric for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, and citrus fruit juices for vitamin C, the list goes on and on…