With all that fall has to offer, it also has its downsides. There's the return of cold weather, for starters. And there are gloomy days filled with rain, the stress of getting ready for the holidays, and the inevitable seasonal ailments of a cold or sore throat.
If your coworkers, family, or friends start getting a sore throat, it just seems to spiral. When it's your turn to feel sick, take care of yourself (or others in your house!) by eating nourishing foods that will soothe your throat, like a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes, egg drop soup, or baked pumpkin oatmeal.
I'm not a doctor or nutritionist, but I feel like I can safely say there are just things that will make your throat feel better when you're sick. You want to avoid anything scratchy or food with a lot of acid, and I know people also tend to avoid things with a lot of dairy to avoid building up mucus.
Soothing teas spiked with ginger and cooling slushies are ideal things to sip when you're just not feeling that great. A hot toddy always does the trick, too (if you're 21 or older!).
- Iced Green Tea with Mint & Ginger
- Flu Season Ginger Honey Lemon Tonic
- Lemon Balm Tea
- Turmeric-Ginger Tea
- The Rye and Ginger Hot Toddy
- Blueberry Pie Smoothie
- How To Make Fruit Slushies
It's hard to deny the magic of chicken soup when your throat is scratchy and you're feeling under the weather. Soft foods like mashed potatoes, oatmeal, and scrambled eggs also work wonders.
- How To Make Chicken Soup
- Moroccan-Spiced Carrot & Sorghum Soup
- How To Make Egg Drop Soup
- How To Make the Best Mashed Potatoes
- Baked Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal
- How To Make Soft, Creamy Scrambled Eggs
- How To Make Creamy Stovetop Polenta
If dairy doesn't bother you when you're sick, then go ahead and enjoy that ice cream because its cool creaminess will definitely make you feel better. So will things like ice pops, pudding, and applesauce.
- Honey and Cashew Butter Yogurt Ice Pops
- How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient!
- How To Make Perfect Chocolate Pudding from Scratch
- The 3-Ingredient Lazy Sorbet You Can Make with Any Fruit
- How To Make Butterscotch Pudding from Scratch
- How To Make Applesauce in the Slow Cooker
What recipes do you turn to when you get a sore throat? Is there something you would avoid?