Welcome to cold and flu season. This time of year is ripe for sniffles, fevers, coughs and more. My husband got hit the other day, and I am DETERMINED not to get sick. No, I didn’t ban him from the house or banish him to the couch (maybe I should have) but I did whip up a batch of this amazing chicken soup. I was a little surprised at how good it turned out, since I just threw in ingredients I already had around, but I wasn’t surprised that he was back to work the next day, and I haven’t gotten sick yet. Thank goodness, because I can’t imagine what being pregnant AND sick feels like.
While I can’t guarantee any recipe will cure a cold or flu, I did throw in some of my favorite therapeutic remedies that boost the immune system: garlic, thyme, home-made chicken stock, and just a smidge of red pepper to clear the sinuses. Don’t worry, my husband hates spicy stuff, and he didn’t even notice the small kick, I personally loved it.
Not only is this soup good for the sickie in your house, it’s a great immune booster for anyone else in the house that isn’t sick as well. In fact, there is scientific research to show that chicken soup can lower inflammation and boost immune health. Cool, huh?!
Ok, now it’s your turn. What’s you favorite home remedy for the sniffles? My first little one is on the way, and I’d love to learn what other moms out there have figured out!