8 Tips and Recipes for Fighting the Flu!

It is flu season! Is it ever not flu season?! I feel like at any time of year there is always something going around. During these colder months, it seems to hit harder, though. Here are a few tips and recipes for how to care for yourself and your little ones when the flu or that nasty cold hits your home. If you can, stay indoors, bundle up, and have some good old fashioned cuddle time! What are your tried and true homemade recipes for fighting the flu?! I’m always looking for new ideas!

  • Drink Lots of Water! 1 of 8
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    If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times, stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water! This tip is a necessity for fighting off sickness, but it is also necessary for our every day lives. Lisa shares some of her tips for getting more water into your system on a daily basis, and they will also help when trying to up your intake during a cold. 

     

    Recipe and Photo by With Style and Grace!

  • Homemade Chicken Stock 2 of 8
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    If you have a house full of sickies, you will soon have a houseful of soup! Start with something homemade! Use this homemade chicken stock as the base for your soups. You can make it in large batches and freeze so that you always have some on hand! 

     

    Recipe and Photo by Weelicious!

  • Chicken Noodle Soup 3 of 8
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    I think part of the healing power of Chicken Noodle Soup comes from the emotional comfort we associate with this tried and true remedy. Make this something extra special for your under the weather family by making it completely from scratch! It doesn't get more comforting than that!  

     

    Recipe and Photo by Weelicious!

  • Noodle, Vegetable and Shrimp Soup 4 of 8
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    Once your family is on the mend, try adding some more hearty soups to their diets, along with a good dash of protein. Noodle, Vegetable and Shrimp soup has all the fixings for a comforting meal that is easy to prepare on a weeknight. Bonus! The spicy addition will help clear those sinuses! 

     

    Recipe and Photo by Turntable Kitchen!

  • Ginger Lemon Honey Tea 5 of 8
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    This is my family's go-to cold remedy. At the first sight of a sniffle, I'm rushing to the stove to brew up a big pot of this soothing Ginger Lemon Honey Tea. It's easy to make and will help clear up those stuffy heads. 

     

    Recipe and Photo by Weelicious!

  • Superfood Sunshine Smoothie 6 of 8
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    If nothing else, the beautiful color of this Superfood Sunshine Smoothie will help those little bodies and minds start to feel better. It is packed with Vitamin C to help boost your immune system. 

     

    Recipe and Photo by Love and Lemons! 

  • Rest! 7 of 8
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    The advice that always accompanies the "Drink lots of water" line is "Get plenty of REST!" Get into your coziest jammies, and prepare for a day of nothing but rest. I like to close my eyes and imagine that I'm sunbathing somewhere tropical or watching the sunset over the ocean. Allow your body to calm down and relax. Then when you're feeling better, plan a trip to actually take yourself to one of those fabulous locations! 

     

    Recipe and Photo by What's Gaby Cooking! 

  • Homemade Vapor Rub 8 of 8
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    You might still need some help clearing those sinuses and getting your body to fall asleep. Joy comes to the rescue with this natural, homemade, Peppermint Eucalyptus Rub, to rub on your chest and help those sinuses clear up so that you can get some much needed sleep! 

     

    Recipe and Photo by Joy The Baker!

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