5 Delicious Recipes for a Fast Family Immunity-Boost!
In September we are usually hit with a double-whammy. It’s back-to-school time, which leads to more stress, more contact, and germs spreading like wildfire. And it’s also when the season start shifting to Fall, so we’re getting caught out in the evening when it’s a bit chillier than expected, and different viruses start to flourish in the changing weather. That means that we’re ripe for getting hit with a case of the sniffles, and like the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! So here are 5 great recipes to give the whole family a much-need boost in immunity!
1) Amazing Applesauce
Packed with soluble fibre, which is great at knocking down inflammation, apples are also rich in antioxidants and an amazing source of Vitamin C. So, aside from chomping into them raw, you can make this spectacular snack for adults and kids alike. The added bonus is this applesauce has got ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and lemon juice too, which are all immune-boosting front-runners.
Find the full recipe here: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-6217/10-Immune-Boosting-Autumn-Recipes.html
2) Mung Dahl
An Indian staple packed with medicinal spices, Mung Daal gives you a solid serving of garlic, onions and ginger too. That means you get the powerhouse package of antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory! You can adjust the spices to fit everyone’s taste, and make a stockpile to freeze for whenever the craving comes.
Get the recipe here: http://www.foodmatters.com/recipe/mung-dahl-recipe
3) Asian-Inspired Chicken Soup
We all know that chicken soup is supposed to make you feel better when you’re sick. But why? Studies have found it to help with respiratory symptoms because it moves neutrophils around in the body. Those are a type of white blood cell which are key in protecting against infection in the body. Additional ingredients, such as leafy greens and other veggies, are rich in vitamins and antioxidants too. So whether for prevention or cure, this is a nice spin on chicken soup that’s sure to please.
Find the recipe at: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/252321/asian-inspired-chicken-soup/
4) Kishk Soup with Garlic
If you don’t already have a family recipe on hand, this delightful creation by Maureen Abood is incredibly rich and nourishing. Primarily consisting of dried yogurt and cracked wheat (burghul), Kishk is so powerful even without the added garlic. It’s full of healthy proteins, complex carbohydrates, calcium, fiber, Vitamin B, live active cultures and mineral salts. The added bonus is it’s also very simple and quick to make!
Get the recipe here: https://www.maureenabood.com/kishk-soup-with-garlic/
5) Turmeric Smoothie
Last but not least, we are going to cycle back to this little gem from our blog post ‘5 Breakfast Smoothies to Boost Your Morning‘. As we said before, this recipe puts the potent medicinal benefits of Turmeric into a creamy and flavorful concoction that’s great for the respiratory system, digestion, and overall immunity. You can even use it to replace your morning coffee. We promise.
Before You Go
Don’t forget, with any meat, particularly chicken, it’s important to try to go hormone and antibiotic free whenever possible. Also, buy organic when you can, especially for the ‘dirty dozen’:
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5) Turmeric Smoothie