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30 Best Recipes to Help You Avoid a Winter Cold

30 Best Recipes to Help You Avoid a Winter Cold

Winter is right around the corner, which means cold and flu season is too. It’s essential to avoid getting sick, including eating the right foods. These are some of the best recipes to help you avoid a winter cold. 

They’re all packed with nutrients that can boost your immune system and keep you healthy. So grab your apron and get cooking!

Meals

If you’re like most people, you hate getting sick. And unfortunately, winter is the season when colds and the flu are most common. But don’t worry – there are plenty of things you can do to help avoid catching a cold this winter. 

One of those things is making sure you have a healthy diet full of immune-boosting foods. Keep reading for a few recipes that will help keep you healthy all season long!

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

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Chicken noodle soup is one of the most classic comfort foods out there. It’s hearty, warming, and packed with nutrients that can help avoid a winter cold. Plus, it’s easy to make, and you can customise it to your liking.

Simply simmer chicken breast, carrots, celery, and onion in chicken broth until cooked through. Then, add some noodles and let them cook until tender. Finally, season the soup with salt, pepper, and other herbs or spices. Serve hot with some crusty bread on the side, and enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 420 minutes

Servings: 6

Get your recipe here: Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup 



Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

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One simple and delicious way is to make a healthy pumpkin and carrot soup. Pumpkin is packed with vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and potassium, which helps to keep our immune system strong. Carrots are also a great source of Vitamin A, another essential nutrient for good health. 

So next time you’re feeling run down, reach for a pumpkin and carrot soup bowl. Combined, these two vegetables make a soup that’s healthy and incredibly tasty. It just might be the best recipe to avoid a winter cold.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Servings: 7

Get your recipe here: Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

Chicken Rice Casserole

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When the temperatures start to drop, it’s essential to up your intake of healthy carbs to give your body the energy it needs to fight off colds. One of the best ways to do this is with a warm and comforting chicken rice casserole. This dish is packed with healthy ingredients like brown rice, chicken breast, and vegetables. 

So next time you’re feeling a cold coming on, be sure to whip up a batch of chicken rice casserole. Plus, the hearty flavours will warm you up from the inside out. And if you’re feeling really under the weather, you can always add a little hot sauce to help clear your sinuses.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6

Get your recipe here: Chicken Rice Casserole

Macaroni Cheese

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The last thing you want to do is spend hours making a complicated meal in the kitchen. So next time you’re feeling under the weather, curl up with a bowl of mac and cheese and let this comforting dish work its magic. And at the top of our list is good old-fashioned macaroni and cheese. 

This classic comfort food is easy to make, but it’s also packed with nutrients that will help boost your immune system. Plus, it’s just plain delicious!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4

Get your recipe here: Macaroni Cheese

Egg Pots with vegetables

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Are you looking for a delicious and nutritious recipe to help you avoid a winter cold? Look no further than baked egg pots! This dish is packed with healthy ingredients like kale and herbs, and the eggs provide a good source of protein. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be baked in the oven.

Simply saute some chopped kale and bell peppers, then add them to an oven-safe dish with some eggs. Top with your favourite spices and bake until the eggs are set. Winter colds don’t stand a chance against this recipe! Enjoy your baked egg pot for breakfast or a hearty lunch or dinner.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2

Get your recipe at Taste Australia: Egg Pots with vegetables

Homemade Baked Beans

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There’s nothing quite like a big pot of baked beans simmering on the stove on a chilly winter day. This very homey dish is delicious, but it’s also packed with nutrients that can help you avoid a winter cold. Beans are an excellent source of protein, fibre, and antioxidants, essential for boosting immunity. 

So if you’re looking for a comforting winter recipe that will also help you stay healthy, give this baked beans dish a try. Adding bacon to this recipe adds a delicious smoky flavour while providing additional protein and essential nutrients. You’ll be sure to warm up and feel satisfied after just one bowl.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 5

Get your recipe here:  Homemade Baked Beans

Golden Bake – The One Dish Wonder

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Golden Bake – The One Dish Wonder is a baked potato and pumpkin meat dish that is super easy to make and so filling and delicious. It’s similar to a Shepherd’s Pie, but it’s packed with even more vitamins and minerals. This recipe is packed with nutrients and flavour and will become a new winter favourite.

This dish is a natural one-dish wonder! We love adding onions, peppers, and mushrooms, and, finally, top it with cheese. And the topping is a golden, flaky pastry crust that’s irresistible. So Golden Bake is delicious, but it’s also good for you. So make it part of your winter repertoire and help avoid those pesky colds.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings: 5

Get your recipe here:  Golden Bake – The One Dish Wonder

French Onion Soup

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When winter weather rolls around, soup always seems to be on the menu. There are endless possibilities for soups, but one classic dish that is perfect for wintertime is French onion soup. This hearty soup is packed with nutrients and flavour, and it can help you fight off a winter cold. The key ingredient in French onion soup is, of course, onions. 

Onions are high in Vitamin C, which is essential for boosting your immune system. They are also a natural antibacterial and antiviral agent. In addition to onions, French onion soup typically contains beef broth, cheese, and croutons. The beef broth provides protein and helps to keep you feeling full, while the cheese and croutons add a delicious richness to the soup.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4-6

Get your recipe here:  French Onion Soup

Cheese Zucchini Casserole

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One of the best ways to avoid a winter cold is to eat warm, cooked foods. This cheese zucchini casserole is the perfect dish to help you stay healthy. The casserole is packed with nutrient-rich vegetables like zucchini and tomatoes, and it’s baked in a hot oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly. 

Serve this casserole with a side of whole-grain bread for a complete meal to boost your immunity and help you avoid a winter cold. Bon appetit!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Servings: 6

Get your recipe here:  Cheese Zucchini Casserole

Steak Normanby Beef Casserole

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Nothing hits the spot quite like a big, hearty family dinner when it comes to beating the winter blues. And this Steak Normanby Beef Casserole is the perfect recipe to help you avoid a winter cold. Packed with tender chunks of beef, carrots, celery, and potatoes, this casserole will please even the pickiest eaters. 

Plus, it’s easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time to spend more time enjoying time with your loved ones. So go ahead and give this recipe a try.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 150 minutes

Servings: 6

Get your recipe here:  Steak Normanby Beef Casserole


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Desserts

We’ve got you covered with plenty of tasty ideas for staying healthy this winter, from sweet and tart grapefruit recipes to decadent chocolate brownies. So why not indulge in one of these yummy treats today? Your taste buds and your immune system will thank you!

Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Loaf

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Sometimes we just need something sweet to get us through the day. If you’re looking for a delicious dessert that will help you avoid a winter cold, look no further than this pumpkin and chocolate chip loaf recipe. Remember to add a dash of cinnamon!

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Servings: 8

Get your recipe here: Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Loaf

Honey Cinnamon Bars

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Honey cinnamon bars are a delicious way to get your daily dose of spice. The recipe calls for cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger, all of which have potent antiviral properties. Top them with lemon icing to make the bars even more effective at fighting off a cold. And don’t forget to eat the bars down with a hot cup of tea.

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 24

Get your recipe at Taste of Home: Honey Cinnamon Bars

Healthy Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

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If you’re trying to avoid a winter cold, healthy sour cream blueberry muffins are a great option. These guilt-free muffins are packed with antioxidants and fibre, which help boost your immune system. And since they’re made with sour cream, they’re also super moist and delicious. So if you’re looking for a way to stay at home this winter without sacrificing your health, give these muffins a try.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Servings: 12

Get your recipe here:  Healthy Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

Muesli bars

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Muesli bars are the perfect treat! Made with dried fruits, healthy nuts and whole grains, muesli bars are packed with nutrients that help boost immunity and fight off infection. They’re super easy to make at home – and you can enjoy them anytime, anywhere.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: Chilled for a couple of minutes to overnight

Servings: 12

Get your recipe at Taste Australia: Muesli bars

Baileys Chocolate Caramel Lava Cakes

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There’s nothing worse than being struck by winter cold. The sniffles, the sneezes, the fatigue… it’s enough to make anyone want to hibernate until spring. These Baileys Chocolate Caramel Lava Cakes are the perfect treat to help you warm up and avoid a winter cold. Made with rich chocolate and creamy Baileys, these lava cakes will smile on your face – and help keep those pesky colds at bay.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2

Get your recipe here: Baileys Chocolate Caramel Lava Cakes

Gourmet Bread and Butter Pudding

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One of the best ways to avoid a winter cold is to eat a nutritious that can help you stay healthy all winter long. One of our favourites is Gourmet Bread and Butter Pudding. This wickedly enjoyable dessert is made with whole wheat bread, packed with nutrients that help boost your immune system. Best of all, it’s easy to make and can be enjoyed all winter long.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings: 12

Get your recipe here: Gourmet Bread and Butter Pudding

Milk Cake

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One of the best things about winter is all the delicious desserts available. Luckily, some dessert recipes can help you avoid a winter cold. One such recipe is milk cake. This light and airy cake is made with milk and flour, and it’s often served with a dollop of whipped cream or fruit. While it’s not as heavy as some other desserts, it’s still incredibly delicious. And best of all, it’s packed with nutrients that can help boost your immune system.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings: 8

Get your recipe at Taste of Home: Milk Cake

Slowcooker Chocolate Fudge Pudding

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A rich and chocolatey pudding is the perfect way to end a winter meal, and this Slowcooker Chocolate Fudge Pudding is sure to hit the spot. The best part is that it’s easy to make and can even be made ahead of time. Serve it with some fresh fruit and custard, and you’ll be in for a real treat. So next time you’re looking for a way to avoid a winter cold, remember that dessert can be the key to a cozy and satisfying meal.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 120 minutes (slow-cooked)

Servings: 3

Get your recipe here: Slowcooker Chocolate Fudge Pudding

Pecan Pie

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Looking for a delicious dessert that will help you avoid a winter cold? This divine, traditional pie is packed with nutrients that boost immunity, including vitamin E, zinc, and selenium. Pecans are also a great source of antioxidants, which help to protect your cells from damage. So enjoy a slice (or two!) of pecan pie this winter.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 55 minutes

Servings: 8

Get your recipe here: Pecan Pie

Gooey S’mores Pie

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Are you looking for a delicious way to avoid a winter cold? Then you need to try Gooey S’mores Pie! This chocolatey, marshmallow-y dessert is the perfect treat for chilly evenings. The gooey filling will warm you up from the inside out, and the chocolate crust will satisfy your sweet tooth. Best of all, this pie is easy to make. So what are you waiting for? Get baking!

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 8

Get your recipe here: Gooey S’mores Pie


Drinks

Before you reach for the over-the-counter remedies, why not try some natural drink recipes that can help boost your immune system and keep you healthy? From warm apple cider to tangy cranberry juice, these drinks are perfect for fighting off a winter cold. So grab a mug and start sipping!

Espresso Martini

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What if there was a way to avoid a cold while still getting your caffeine fix? Enter the espresso martini. This drink is both fresh and vital, with a kick of caffeine that will warm you up on even the coldest of days. The aromatic flavour of espresso is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the vodka, making for a delicious and indulgent treat.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 2 minutes

Servings: 1

Get your recipe here: Espresso Martini

Refreshing Green Smoothie

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One of the best ways to avoid getting sick is to eat a healthy diet. That means plenty of fruits and vegetables, like this refreshing green smoothie. It’s packed with ingredients that will help you stay healthy, like green apple, ginger, kale or spinach. And it’s an easy way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. So next time you’re looking for a way to avoid a winter cold, try this deliciously green smoothie.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 2 minutes

Servings: 1

Get your recipe here: Refreshing Green Smoothie

Martha Stewart’s dark chocolate hot cocoa

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Martha Stewart’s dark chocolate hot cocoa is the perfect recipe. The acclaimed chef and author know a thing or two about crafting delicious beverages, and this hot cocoa is no exception. Made with rich dark chocolate, it’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while helping you avoid a winter cold. 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 8 minutes

Servings: 6

Get your recipe at Taste Australia: Martha Stewart’s dark chocolate hot cocoa

Traditional Hot Eggnog

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If you’re looking for a way to avoid a winter cold, there’s no better remedy than a steaming hot cup of eggnog. This traditional holiday drink is made with eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and spices and is served warm or hot. While the exact recipe varies from region to region, the essential ingredients are always the same. And while some people like to add alcohol to their eggnog, it’s not necessary – the warmth of the drink is enough to ward off any chill.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Servings: 6

Get your recipe here: Traditional Hot Eggnog

Homemade Dark Hot Choco Hazelnut Recipe

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This Homemade Dark Hot Chocolate Hazelnut Recipe is the perfect drink to avoid a winter cold! It’s simple, cosy and delicious – perfect for when you’re feeling under the weather or during the holidays. To make this recipe, simply combine milk, dark chocolate and hazelnut spread in a saucepan. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Then, pour it into mugs and enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Servings: 3

Get your recipe here: Homemade Dark Hot Choco Hazelnut Recipe

I’ve Got the Flu ‘Healthy Ginger’ Drink

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If you’re looking for a way to avoid a winter cold or just want a delicious and healthy drink to help you fight off a case of the flu, this ginger drink recipe is perfect for you! Made with fresh ginger, orange juice, and honey. This refreshing drink will help boost your immunity and keep you feeling your best all winter long. 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

Get your recipe here:  I’ve Got the Flu ‘Healthy Ginger’ Drink

Homemade Irish Cream

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This creamy and naughty drink is the perfect pick-me-up on a chilly day. Simply combine equal parts whiskey, condensed milk, and heavy cream to make it. Then add a pinch of cocoa powder and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. If you’re feeling extra festive, you can also add a splash of Bailey’s.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Servings: 16

Get your recipe here: Homemade Irish Cream

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

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This recipe is perfect for enjoying on a chilly winter evening. All you need is a bottle of red wine, some nutmeg, cinnamon sticks and a slow cooker. Simply add all ingredients to the slow cooker and let it simmer for a few hours. The result is a deliciously warming drink that will help you avoid any winter sniffles!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 120 minutes

Servings: 6

Get your recipe here:  Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

Appletini

Appletini to avoid a winter cold

This refreshing drink is made with apple juice, vodka, and a touch of lemon. The tartness of the lemon helps to boost your immune system. At the same time, apple juice provides Vitamin C. Of course. The vodka will help you relax and avoid stress, which is another critical factor in staying healthy during cold and flu season.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Get your recipe here:  Appletini

The Best Blender Apple Beetroot Ginger Juice

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Try this apple beetroot ginger juice recipe! Made with healthy ingredients like apples, beetroots, and ginger, this juice is perfect for the whole family. The apples provide Vitamin C, the beetroots are packed with antioxidants, and the ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. Combined, these ingredients help boost the immune system and fight off infection.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Get your recipe here: The Best Blender Apple Beetroot Ginger Juice


In summary

Winter is coming, which means colds and flu for many of us. But with a little bit of planning – and the help of some delicious recipes – you can avoid getting sick this winter. We’ve compiled our favourite recipes to boost your immune system and keep you healthy all season long. Try one (or all!) of these recipes today and stay healthy through winter! So what are you waiting for?

If you become concerned about any symptoms, please seek immediate medical attention. We have some hotlines and suggested websites for further information and advice.

SAHM takes no responsibility for any illness, injury or death caused by misuse of this information.  All information provided is correct at time of publication.

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