They say that food is medicine. Below are 25 super easy recipes that utilize different ingredients to boost your immune system.
1. White Bean Dip
A dip filled with beans that are filled with beta glucan and zinc – all immune-boosting properties.
2. Beet Hummus
Boost the healthy benefits of hummus by adding in beets in this recipe. Beets have nutrients that are responsible for immune support including vitamin C, folate, manganese, iron and phytochemicals, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
3. Thyme-Roasted Marcona Almonds
Almonds have Vitamin E that helps to boost the immune system. Combined with thyme in this recipe, this snack acts as a natural antiseptic.
4. Olive Bruschetta
Olives have many fatty acids that aid in proliferation of immune supporting cells. Use it as a spread in this simple recipe.
5. Chicken Pot Popovers
Chicken is a protein. Protein is the building block of the body, and the immune system. Use this fun recipe for a treat.
6. Frozen Orange Pops
Oranges boast large amounts of Vitamin C that boosts the immune system. Make into frozen pops for an immune system snack.
7. Salad Stuffed Popovers
The vegetables in this salad can help clear out any toxins and boosting your immune system.
8. Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil
Salmon has vitamin D, a nutrient that triggers the body’s immune cells that kill invading bacteria and viruses. Cook with tomatoes and basil in this easy recipe.
9. Green Smoothie
The greens in this recipe are the powerhouse nutrition for vitamins A and C, as well as protein, fiber and calcium.
10. Mango Pudding
Mangoes contain carotenoids that are converted into vitamin A, a nutrient that helps regulate the immune system, when consumed. Try this pudding with mango.
11. Raspberry Spoonbread
Raspberries are full of healthy ingredients and properties such as fiber, protein, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, and Vitamin K that contribute to a health immune system. Try this simple recipe.
12. Maple Walnut Tapioca Pudding
Try this pudding with walnuts that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E that together work wonders for your immune system.
13. Baked Apples with Dried Fruits Walnuts
Combining two super foods in immune boosting, apples and walnuts, this dessert is a great way to prevent the cold.
14. Tomato Soup
Tomatoes contain a carotenoid called lycopene, which has antioxidant properties. This soup is a filling way to take in the antioxidant properties of tomatoes.
15. Mango Agave Granola with Greek Yogurt
This recipe includes yogurt that has live active cultures of friendly bacteria that are very helpful to the immune system.
16. Chickpea and Spinach Salad with Cumin Dressing and Yogurt Sauce
Chickpeas contain vitamin B6. One of this vitamin’s functions to support the immune system. Combine with spinach in this salad.
17. Carrot Orange Juice
A juice containing carrots that contain carotenes that help nourish the thymus gland. The thymus gland is responsible for much of the immune-system functions.
18. Cucumber Salad
Cucumbers are rich in potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, vitamins C, B1, B2, B6, PP, provitamin A. Cucumbers are beneficial for good blood circulation a main factor in boosting the immune system. Enjoy them in this salad.
19. Lemon Chicken Breasts
Lemons are extremely high in vitamin C. Drench chicken in this immune boosting recipe.
20. Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic
Green beans provide a boost to your immune system and contributes to the elimination of harmful free radicals. Eat with lemon and garlic for a powerful combination.
21. Ginger Carrot Soup
Ginger is high in immune boosting and detoxifying properties. Mixed with carrots, this soup is a super food.
22. Kiwi Watermelon Lime Juice
Kiwis has more Vitamin C than an orange. Mix in this smoothie recipe.
23. Apple Tart
Apples are the most important source of pectin, a natural fiber that has many health benefits. Apples protects the body from viruses. Enjoy this apple tart.
24. Coconut Water Smoothie with Mango Banana and Strawberries
Nicknamed the “water of life,” coconut water delivers nutrients to the body while boosting the immune system. Use in this smoothie recipe.
25. Orange Ice Tea
A study showed that immune system blood cells from tea drinkers responded five times faster to germs. Building on that, and adding in Vitamin C infused orange juice leads to a delicious iced tea.