Vegan + Vegetarian Recipes to Feed a Cold

Recipes to ‘Feed a Cold’

Vegan + Vegetarian Recipes to Feed a Cold

Recipes to Feed a Cold

This cold and flu season, keep yourself hydrated and fortified with these vegan and vegetarian Recipes to ‘Feed a Cold.’

Have you stayed healthy this winter?  I sincerely hope so.  However, after seeing news stories about ‘epidemic flu levels,’ after looking unsuccessfully in store after store for generic Mucinex and finding that EVERY SINGLE STORE was sold out, and after spending several days looking suspiciously at each person who coughed in my general direction–  I’m fairly sure that I’ve been exposed to some epic germs.

If you, like me, caught one (or one million) of those germs, these Recipes to ‘Feed a Cold’ will help soothe your throat, fill you with nourishment, and ease your way back onto the road to health.  Both the drinks and foods listed are filled with healthy ingredients like onions, ginger, turmeric, and garlic.  Some of these recipes aim to boost your immune system (like this green smoothie or this elderflower-turmeric tea), and others to calm an angry throat (like this hot toddy).  Some of these recipes are here to help clear your sinuses (like this onion and garlic ‘get well soup’ and this spicy noodle soup), and others will help fill you with wholesome ingredients as you heal.

Drinks for a cold

Feed a Cold

What’s your favorite sick-day recipe?  Let me know in the comments!

Note: There is no cure for the common cold.  These recipes will not ‘cure’ your cold, but instead will hopefully help you feel better by filling you with nourishing ingredients and throat-soothing liquids.  Also note, I am not a doctor, and nothing here should be considered medical advice.

39 thoughts on “Recipes to ‘Feed a Cold’

  1. Laura | Wandercooks says:

    What a fantastic idea – it’s amazing how much food has the power to not only sooth and comfort but heal us as well! And while I’m counting my lucky stars that I’ve evaded the dreaded cold germs (for now), I’m keeping this list handy just to be safe!

  2. Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts says:

    Thank you for including my ginger congee.

    I love the look of all of these recipes!!!! I will be trying plenty even before I get a cold!

    I’ve pinned this and shared on FB as I know as the seasons change everyone gets hit with the sniffly nose and dreaded cold!

    Thank you

  3. Debra C. says:

    Oh my goodness, so many delicious choices! I love the soup options, I think they would be my favorite. My MIL is ill this weekend and I just made her a butternut squash ginger soup to help her on the mend. That’s one of my favs – hoping it will do the trick!

  4. Bam's Kitchen says:

    I hope you are feeling better soon. Lovely round up for so many ways to make those cold and flu symptoms feel better. It is these change of seasons that are the worst for the cold and flu’s as well. thanks so much for including our spicy tomato mung bean noodle soup in your round up. Take Care

  5. Dawn - Girl Heart Food says:

    Ugh! Cold season suck!! But sometimes unavoidable, especially this time of year!I love a good soup any time, regardless of a cold, but when I do have one? Extra soup with extra garlic for me, please! All of these look delicious!

  6. Lisa | Garlic & Zest says:

    Knock on wood, I haven’t succumb to any cold or flu viruses this year — but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want to try some of these fabulous soups and drinks. Is that a ramen bowl, I spy??? There’s a new ramen place opening close to us, and I’m dying to go — I’d love to make it at home — but the recipe for authentic ramen broth takes 3 days (not an exaggeration), so I’d definitely have to plan for that… LOL! Great round up!

    • champagne-tastes says:

      It’s a soba soup bowl! But I would love to try homemade ramen too- I didn’t realize the broth took so long to make!!!

  7. Anja says:

    Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for including two of my recipes. Will share it! I love the round up, especially the soup suggestions šŸ™‚ Thinking of which one to make today… Have a nice day!
    Use Your Noodles

  8. Michele says:

    This year it seams like the sickness has been so hard to get rid of. I love that there are so many options here to have things that will help get us on the road to feeling better because I am over eating boring old chicken noodle soup. Im especially looking forward to the spicy noodle soup! (yay for flavor!!)

    • champagne-tastes says:

      It’s really insane. There are some school districts nearby that are closed all week because of the flu.. and we’re hardly ever sick but have been fighting this for about 2 weeks! Nasty stuff this year!

  9. Amanda says:

    What a great roundup of recipes for this time of year. All I keep hearing is how flu is at record levels where I live and I’m just waiting for it to invade my home. Haha. We’ve been lucky so far. That Immune-boosting Elderflower-Turmeric Tea sounds lovely. I think I’m going to make a pot and get ahead of the game!

  10. Donna says:

    Ugh this winter has been TERRIBLE!! I swear I have been sick for 5 weeks straight (thanks to my daughter starting preschool – thanks kid bugs). These recipes look amazing, and so nourishing!!

    • champagne-tastes says:

      I’m right there with you! It’s been the worst ever- I’m never sick and it’s been 3 weeks of BLAH. I’m so ready for spring!

  11. Leah says:

    All of these recipes sound great, and I will probably have to come back to these when we come down with all our colds! We have had so many this year, so I am grateful for this post!

  12. J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all says:

    That Immune Boosting Green Smoothie has my name written all over it. I haven’t been sick in a long time but here in GA the pollen is already really bad so a drink that will help soothe a sore, dry throat sounds wonderful right about now. I am going to be checking out more of these recipes to keep on hand too!

  13. Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy says:

    My husband has had a cold for a couple of days now, and we have tried everything we can think of to help him get better. I love that elderflower-turmeric tea. I will have to give it a try. My favorite cold remedy is raw garlic with some salt and bread. Not everyone can digest it raw but i made a garlic sandwich this weekend and it was pretty good. Spread some butter on a slice of bread, season with salt and paprika, and spread 1 minced garlic clove on top. So good!

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