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!)
Chicken Noodle Soup
Try our Chicken Noodle Soup
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
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
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
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 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
This light stir-fry is perfect for sick days. It has ginger and garlic—two ingredients that will help restore you to health.
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
Boost your probiotics to help fight off sickness with this delish Greek yogurt, blueberries and honey parfait.
Try our Blueberry & Yogurt Parfait
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
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
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
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
You only need four main ingredients to make this fortifying soup.
Try our Carrot Soup with Ginger & Thyme
This warm one-skillet dinner provides instant comfort. And did we mention it only requires seven ingredients?!
Try our Mushroom Chicken
Spicy Coddled Eggs
These five-ingredient breakfast bowls turn up the heat and clear out your cold.
Try our Spicy Coddled Eggs
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
More peas, please! Sooth your throat and fill your stomach with this yummy soup.
Try our Pea & Carrot Soup with Rice
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
Load on the citrus! This dish fulfills comfort food cravings, but also provides useful vitamin C.
Try our Orange Tart
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
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