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Help you and your family stay as healthy as possible this cold and flu season with some easy but delicious weeknight recipes rich in nutrients to increase immune and overall health. What better way to fortify your immune system than with some yummy meals that will take no time at all to put on the table like this appetizing Spinach and Meatball Soup with Outer Space Pasta.
One easy way to come up with immune boosting but oh so tasty weeknight recipes or any time of the day recipes is to try ingredients of different colours and textures. Add them to multiple meals so your family starts to get used to eating them if they’re not already.
When shopping for healthy ingredients to keep the flu away start with some orange coloured items like oranges and bell peppers. Orange vegetables are great for some Vitamin A so squashes like butternut, acorn and spaghetti squashes are great choices, carrots and sweet potatoes also make the cut.
I personally love spaghetti squash and find it quite filling when you add some goodies to it. Check out my Pizza Spaghetti Squash recipe that has both a meat and vegetarian option HERE.
Healthy proteins are also a good option such as the ones found in meats, eggs, seafood (salmon, tuna, trou), milk products, legumes, and nuts and seeds. They help build and repair body tissues and antibodies.
Check out this Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry which also makes the list for easy but yummy weeknight recipes.
I’m a big fan of chicken as a protein and so is my family so we eat a lot of it. There’s so many ways you can have a delicious but healthy meal. This Chicken Shawarma Bowl with Quinoa Recipe is one of my favourites. You can grill the chicken, quinoa is healthy and you can add whatever vegetables you like get your Vitamin A, C & more. Add some seeds and/or nuts and you’ve got Vitamin C & E covered. You could also make the dress with yogurt to get some probiotics into our meal, another immune boosting ingredient.
If you’re like me and you really don’t want to measure how much fruits and vegetables you’re having one easy way to see if you’re getting enough of these nutirients you need is to make sure your plate is half full with fruits and vegetables. You do that you’re on the right track.
I know I’ve only shared weeknight recipes but here’s a great one for the morning check out this whole grain lemon and raspberry pancakes. Pair that with this PC Blue Menu Carrot and Mango 100% Vegetable and Fruit Juice blend and you’ve started your day power packed with immune boosting foods.
Don’t forget though that what you drink is as important as what you eat. Make sure to stay hydrated, especially if you do get sick. Drinking lots of water will decrease any congestion. Keep some honey on hand for sore throats and keep up with the Vitamin C. 200 mg of Vitamin C can help reduce the duration of a cold in your system.
I hope we’ve given you some great ideas for healthy but yummy weeknight recipes or for that matter any time of the day recipes to help you this cold and flu season. You can check out the President’s Choice website HERE for more delicious recipe ideas.
Visit an in-store Registered Dietitian at Loblaws stores across Canada as they can help you prepare for cold and flu season. They’ll suggest nutrient-rich foods and recipes that will support you and your family’s overall immune health. While you’re there, get your flu shot from the in-store pharmacist. A few minutes to get vaccinated could save you 14 days of misery.
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