7 Healthy Foods to Prevent Feverish Kids

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With the change of seasons on the horizon it is time for cold season to have one last go ’round. Recently Babble put together a very helpful guide on how to treat the fevers the often accompany colds this time of year. Whenever my daughter gets a fever it makes me anxious because I want it to go away as quickly as possible. Of course, the first thing I do is take all of the practical first steps that have been recommended to me by our Pediatrician, and I pull together a few “home remedies” like a lukewarm bath and cooled lemon tea. In anticipation of upcoming spring cold season not only am I up to date on the latest fever treatments, I am also serving some key foods in our house that will help strengthen immune systems and possibly avert fevers altogether. These are all rich in essential vitamins and nutrients and are very easy to make at home.

  • Watermelon Raspberry Slushie 1 of 7
    Watermelon Raspberry Slushie
    All the red fruit is this terrific slushie packs a punch of antioxidants and Vitamin C plus, it creates a flavor kids love.
    Make watermelon berry slushie
  • Straight A Citrus Smoothie 2 of 7
    Straight A Citrus Smoothie
    This simple sipper is chock full of germ fighting Vitamin C and can be packed in a water bottle for on-the-go snacking.
    Make straight A citrus smoothie
  • Jeweled Citrus Spinach Couscous 3 of 7
    Jeweled Citrus Spinach Couscous
    This hefty couscous salad is packed with iron, protein, and Vitamin C - a trifecta of cold prevention!
    Make jeweled citrus spinach couscous
  • Spinach & Pea Soup 4 of 7
    Spinach & Pea Soup
    Stave of colds with this protein packed soup. Kids will love the cool color and creamy texture. Freeze it in ice cube trays for individual portions.
    Make spinach and pea soup
  • Pesto Chicken Noodle Soup 5 of 7
    Pesto Chicken Noodle Soup
    This hearty soup contains protein, antioxidant rich broth and the added bonus of garlicky pesto - a known germ fighter.
    Make pesto chicken noodle soup
  • Sumac Citrus Avocado Tomato Salad 6 of 7
    Sumac Citrus Avocado Tomato Salad
    This bright salad is perfect for the whole family. Vitamin rich citrus and tomatoes are heaped on top of healthy lettuce with slim avocado segments on top.
    Make sumac citrus avocado tomato salad
  • Tomato Soup Florentine 7 of 7
    Tomato Soup Florentine
    Rich tomato soup with a sprinkling of spinach is the perfect fever-preventative lunch or dinner. Serve it with a grilled cheese and keep the sniffles at bay!
    Make tomato soup florentine

Photo: Kathy Patalsky

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