10 Jan Immune Booster: Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup With Turmeric
‘Tis the season for colds and flu. What better way to bolster your immune system than with wholesome foods. Ironic that I’m writing a post about warding off colds when I’ve just fought off my own battle with the cold bug. This chicken noodle soup is the kind of comfort food you crave when you’re sick or just tired of the polar vortex.There are a number of ingredients in this soup that can help your body’s immune system rev up to fight pesky cold invaders.
Garlic, ginger and turmeric are spices known to have anti-inflammatory properties. The soup also contains a delicious dose of the following immune-boosting nutrients:
- Vitamin A – carrots
- Vitamin C – lemon
- Vitamin B12 – chicken
- Selenium – mushrooms
- Zinc – lentils, chicken
- Folate – lentils, egg noodles
I also love that you’re also getting a hefty serving of vegetables – a perfect way to fill Half Your Plate.
Another bonus is this recipe makes a large amount, perfect for leftovers. Or better yet, freeze half the batch for those hectic days. It will keep in the freezer up to two months.
[VIDEO] Watch me make this soup on Canada AM.