This cold and flu season, keep yourself hydrated and fortified with these vegan and vegetarian sick day recipes.
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.
Have you stayed healthy this winter?
I sincerely hope so.
However, I keep seeing news stories about epidemic flu levels.
I've been disinfecting all the things, washing my hands constantly, stocking up on pantry essentials for my emergency food supply, and being hyper-aware of what I touch in public.
You know, all the things we're supposed to be doing.
Even so, flu season is still running rampant, and I know quite a few of you are feeling under the weather.
These sick day recipes are for you. And for me, the next time I catch a cold.
Sick Day Drink Recipes
These drink recipes are here to soothe your throat, to boost your immune system, and to help you sleep.
Try a healthy smoothie to boost your vitamin-C levels, a probiotic drink (like kombucha, water kefir, or milk kefir), or a soothing hot cocktail or tea. Herbal teas are some of the most comforting things to make when you're feeling down!
And our homemade cough syrup isn't technically a drink, but you can sip it!
Sick Day Foods
Some of these recipes are here to help clear your sinuses; others are here to soothe your throat; all of them are warm and flavorful.
Of course, there's no getting away from the fact that many of us don't feel like cooking too much when we're sick — which means these recipes are also prime candidates for making and dropping off to a friend who's under the weather.
What are your favorite sick-day recipes? Let me know in the comments!