5 Foods That Boost Your Immune System

We are in the midst of a nasty flu and cold season.  The Centers for Disease Control says we still have a few more weeks to endure it.  How are you protecting yourself and your family?

Of course, daily exercise and drinking plenty of water are great ways to keep healthy.  But, I have a few tasty {and easy} recipes for you today that are packed with immune boosting ingredients.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal tHealthy Breakfasts
Hot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal. This looks yummy enough to eat every morning. If you don’t have dry milk in your pantry you can substitute two cups regular milk and reduce the water to two cups. Jeannette’s Healthy Living has lots of delicious and healthy recipes.

protein packed spinach & artichoke dip
Who doesn’t love a good Spinach and Artichoke Dip? Remember, I’m giving you ways to boost your immune system; if you aren’t sick you shouldn’t have to eat like you are. DeliciousbyDre offers us a wonderful, healthy version of this popular dip.

Grapefruit Avocado Salad for Color and Health
This Grapefruit and Avocado Salad looks so mouth-watering. I think a trip to grocery store to pick up these ingredients is in my near future.

Ginger Tea for Warming Health
If you are currently under the weather Ginger Tea is a helpful remedy. It can be used to help get rid of the common cold and even the flu. It is also great for a sore throat. Eliminate the lemon and it’s perfect for an upset stomach.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
It’s no secret Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is a super-food for not only boosting your immune system but, also relieving what ails you. While chicken noodle soup won’t cure you of the common cold or flu it will certainly make you feel better as you slurp the warm broth.

What foods do you enjoy eating that pack an immune system boosting punch? Do you have a secret recipe that you enjoy while sick? We’d love to hear about them.

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Melissa lives in Florida with her husband and five kiddos. She writes about her family life at jonahbonah. When she isn’t chasing children you can find her behind her sewing machine or her camera. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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    The best and most natural way to fight infections and to avoid getting sick during cold and flu season is to let your immune system do the work. What else can work better than food… Thanks for sharing these amazing and simple tips Melissa …