Foods to eat when sick. If a cold or flu bug hits you, take care of yourself with these hydrating liquids, soothing soups, and soft foods that won’t be hard on your tender throat. Hopefully in no time at all, you’ll be back to your old self again.
Fall brings with it so many festive things…
Halloween costume shopping.
High school football games.
It also brings that less-than-revelatory tradition – cold and flu season.
We do our best to avoid it, but sometimes it nabs you anyway.
And when it came time for meals and snacks, I shuffled my slippers to the kitchen to see what I could do to ease my ailments.
Over the course of a week, there were times when I only wanted cold, refreshing smoothies. They’re handy, because they also work as breakfast or a snack.
Other times, I wanted warm, broth-y soups like miso or potsticker soup. They seem to take the sting out of a sore throat.
Finally, as I developed more of an appetite, I was ready for heartier fare like polenta, refried beans, and potatoes. I just made sure to stick to soft foods that wouldn’t aggravate my tonsils too much.
So if you should get hit by a bug, here are some foods to eat when sick. They’ll get you through the rough days. Just add blanket, comfortable pillow, good reading material, and a purring cat.
Foods to eat when sick
Warm soups for scratchy throats
Soft foods for sore throats
Homemade hummus with pita
Air fryer eggplant dip (vegan baba ganoush) with pita
Best of luck on getting through cold and flu season unscathed! And if you do come down with something, remember to slow down, get some rest, and take care of yourself.