Cold and flu season is officially here. It’s important to maintain a nutritious diet even when you’re sick so your body has the strength it needs to recover. Try one of these three easy and healthy recipes the next time you’re feeling under the weather.
To prepare the dressing, combine the vinegar, oil, sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk until blended. Add the basil, parsley, and tarragon to this mixture and stir. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, zucchini, and peppers. Drizzle the dressing over the vegetables and toss until evenly coated.
A warm bowl of soup can cheer you up when you aren’t feeling your best. Satisfy your taste buds with this mouthwatering creamy corn and vegetable soup, which takes less than 30 minutes to prep and cook.
Blend the milk and half of the corn in a food processor until smooth. Set this aside. Heat the olive oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, zucchini, and bell pepper to the pot. Cook for about five minutes or until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add the broth and remaining corn and bring to a boil. Pour the pureed corn and milk mixture into the pot and cook until warmed, but not boiling.
Season with salt and pepper. Top with chopped basil leaves.
Blueberries are low in calories but high in nutrients, which is why they are considered a superfood. Start your day off with one of these parfaits so your body has the nutrients it needs to help fight off an illness.
*If eating dairy products tends to increase your mucus production, replace Greek yogurt with a non-dairy yogurt, such as coconut milk or almond milk yogurt.
Put the blueberries, sugar, lime zest, and lime juice in a bowl. Toss to combine. Let this sit for approximately 20 minutes. Add the Greek yogurt in a small bowl. Top with granola and blueberries before serving.