22 Cold Remedy Recipes for Surviving Sick Days

When you're under the weather, a homemade meal or snack can make all the difference. (Note: You don't actually have to be ill to enjoy them!)
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Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Enough said.

Try our Chicken Noodle Soup

Tropical Green Smoothie

Tropical Green Smoothie

Watch out, this smoothie has some magical healing powers. While it's packed with healthy ingredients like spinach and ginger to help combat your sickness, it also has apple, pineapples, and orange juice to make it taste great, too.

Try our Tropical Green Smoothie

Spiced Popcorn

spiced popcorn

When you're feeling bad, all you want is some comfort food. This quick and easy snack has cayenne pepper and paprika to help kick the sickness right out of you.

Try our Spiced Popcorn

Gingery Wonton Soup

gingery wonton soup

Ginger is a key ingredient to cure all sorts of illnesses. It works to suppress a cough, ease a sore throat, and clear out a cold. Plus, it tastes delish!

Try our Gingery Wonton Soup

Maple-Raisin Oatmeal

Maple-Raisin Oatmeal

This simple breakfast or snack is soothing for the throat and stomach, and sweet on the tastebuds.

Try our Maple-Raisin Oatmeal

Chicken and Dumplings

chicken and dumplings

Chicken and dumpling soup is a classic warm, comforting dish when you're down. When done right, the chicken is super tender and the dumplings practically melt in your mouth.

Try our Chicken and Dumplings

Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry with Sesame Noodles

ginger chicken stir-fry with sesame noodles

This light stir-fry is perfect for sick days. It has ginger and garlic—two ingredients that will help restore you to health.

Try our Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry with Sesame Noodles

Mushroom & Egg Toasts

Mushroom & Egg Toasts

Just looking at that beautiful 'shroom toast has got to make you feel better. Imagine how you'll feel after tasting it!

Try our Mushroom & Egg Toasts

Blueberry & Yogurt Parfaits

blueberry yogurt parfaits

Boost your probiotics to help fight off sickness with this delish Greek yogurt, blueberries and honey parfait. 

Try our Blueberry & Yogurt Parfait

Quick-Roasted Broccoli

quick roasted broccoli

Sometimes, some hearty green veggies are just what you need to feel a little better.

Try Melissa Clark's Quick-Roasted Broccoli

Get Your C Ginger Lime Tea

Get Your C Ginger-Lime Tea

You can make this restorative tea by adding just three special ingredients to boiling water: ginger, honey and lime juice.

Try our Get Your C Ginger Lime Tea

Curry Cauliflower Couscous with Lentils & Arugula

Curry Cauliflower Couscous with Lentils & Arugula

After Rach's cauliflower couscous with a spicy curry kick, you will feel like a vision of health!

Try Rachael Ray's Curry Cauliflower Couscous with Lentils & Arugula 

Zesty Honey-Hibiscus Ice Pops

Zesty Honey-Hibiscus Ice Pops

This soothing ice pop is both tart and sweet due to the balance of hibiscus and orange with honey and star anise.

Try our Zesty Honey-Hibiscus Ice Pops

Carrot Soup with Ginger & Thyme

carrot soup with ginger thyme

You only need four main ingredients to make this fortifying soup.

Try our Carrot Soup with Ginger & Thyme

Mushroom Chicken

Mushroom Chicken

This warm one-skillet dinner provides instant comfort. And did we mention it only requires seven ingredients?!

Try our Mushroom Chicken

Spicy Coddled Eggs

spicy coddles eggs

These five-ingredient breakfast bowls turn up the heat and clear out your cold.

Try our Spicy Coddled Eggs

Fizzy Citrus Sodas

fizzy citrus sodas

Clementine juice not only tastes delish, it also is rich in vitamin C to help boost your immune system!

Try our Fizzy Citrus Sodas

Pea & Carrot Soup with Rice

Pea & Carrot Soup with Rice

More peas, please! Sooth your throat and fill your stomach with this yummy soup.

Try our Pea & Carrot Soup with Rice

Salmon Coconut Curry

salmon coconut curry

Even when we're sick, we still need protein and nutrients. This spicy dish gives you all of that plus amazing flavor.

Try our Salmon Coconut Curry

Orange Tart

orange tart

Load on the citrus! This dish fulfills comfort food cravings, but also provides useful vitamin C.

Try our Orange Tart

Garlic & Parsley Bread

Garlic & Parsley Bread

Garlic has been proven to prevent sickness. We'll take that as a great reason to make a loaf of delicious, buttery garlic bread!

Try Jennifer Armentrout's Garlic & Parsley Bread

No-Cream Cream of Broccoli Soup

No-Cream Cream of Broccoli Soup

This soup has the satisfying texture and taste of a creamy broccoli soup, but without the dairy, which is not good for colds and stomach aches.

Try our No-Cream Cream of Broccoli Soup