‘Tis the season...for colds. The weather is changing from winter to spring and with that change comes the inevitable sniffles.
If you’re one of the unlucky that’s caught onto this terribly-popular trend, we have a cure for you. We’ve compiled our top 10 cold-busting meal kits that will help you put up a strong defense and kick your symptoms to the curb!
Heat up that cup of tea, snuggle up with a blanket (and box of tissues), and enjoy these deliciously powerful, cold-fighting meal kits.
1. Pho, Pho & More Pho
Coming down with a cold isn’t so bad—you get a free pass to eat as much pho as you want!
A bowl of piping hot broth filled with your favorite protein, heaps of fresh veggies, and, of course, a hefty squeeze of the Sriracha bottle creates the elixir of life when you have a scratchy throat and clogged sinuses.
The heat from the broth soothes your throat while the jalapañeos and hot sauce opens up your sinuses and lets you finally breathe easy again.
Our chef partner, and master of pho, Andrea Nguyen has created a series of pho meal kits to help you create this authentic Vietnamese soup in the comforts of your own home. No matter if you prefer Pho Ga (chicken pho), Pho Bo (beef pho), or Vegetarian Pho, we’ve got a recipe for you.
2. New England Clam Chowder
New England Clam Chowder is one of those staple comfort foods that you crave when you’re feeling under the weather. While it might not have any real cold-fighting powers, the delicious, creamy flavors are sure to pick up your mood.
Served in a fluffy bread bowl and topped with chunks of hearty bacon, onions, carrots, and potatoes, your taste buds will thank you for this deliciously comforting treat.
Try it: New England Clam Chowder
3. Shrimp Dumpling Soup
Looking for a lighter option to soothe your aching throat? Dumpling soup is always the answer.
In this meal kit by Andrea Nguyen, not only do you create a piping hot bowl of authentic flavors, but you’ll also take a stab at learning a new skill—creating homemade dumplings.
You’ll stuff little doughy pockets with loads of shrimp and veggies, giving you the perfect savory to sweet ratio.
Try it: Shrimp Dumpling Soup
Albondigas is a Mexican take on the classic chicken noodle soup.
Hearty carrots, celery, peppers, and onion swim in a bowl of lemony broth that will have you slurping down every single spoonful.
Sub chicken for golf-ball sized lamb meatballs and noodles for fluffy bits of bulgur wheat—Albondigas is served.
Try it: Lamb Meatball Soup (Albondigas)
Chili is another staple food to provide you with some extra TLC when you’re sick.
This Spicy Turkey Chili from the American Diabetes Association will allow you to enjoy a comforting bowl of meat and veggies without the added guilt.
Dig into this fiery bowl of chili to clear up your sinuses in no time.
Try it: Spicy Turkey Chili
Fire Pepper Chicken
Are you looking for a cold-busting dish that’s not confined to the perimeters of a bowl? Try this classic dish from P.F. Chang’s.
Crank up the heat in your kitchen with their ever-popular Fire Pepper Chicken.
Heaps of fresh veggies are sautéed to perfection in a rich, chile-infused sauce. Served over a bed of fluffy rice, this spicy dish will be one of your favorite cold remedies.
Try it: Fire Pepper Chicken
Thai Chicken Basil
Thai Chicken Basil is another bowl-less spicy dish that you’ll love when you’re sick.
The aromas produced from this dish are enough to set your sinuses straight. Spicy garlic, sweet bell peppers, fiery jalapeños, fresh basil, and Thai chile peppers come together to create a truly tantalizing marinade that will clear you up for good.
Try it: Chicken Basil with Jasmine Rice
Immune Boosting Ingredients
The more garlic you consume, the better. Garlic is known to help boost your immune system and give your body the cold fighting properties it needs to keep you sniffle-free all season long.
If you’re looking to up your garlic intake this cold season, try our 40 Cloves Garlic Chicken. This ever popular meal kits is packed with—you guessed it—garlic.
Try it tonight to give your body the boost it needs to feel better tomorrow.
Try it: 40 Cloves Garlic Chicken
Salmon is one of the best sources of protein to eat when you’ve come down with a cold. Not only is it easy to cook, but it’s also filled with high amounts of protein your body actually needs and craves when it’s sick.
The good fats that are packed in salmon (Omega-3’s) are filled with anti-inflammatory properties, helping you control swollen glands and organs inside your body.
Our Maple Glazed Salmon meal kit is a simple, yet delicious dish that you can rely on when you’re feeling ill. A simple sweet glaze gives you just the right amount of flavor to complement the salmon without being too sticky.
Try it: Maple Glazed Salmon
When you’re sick, fruits can be extremely beneficial. They are rich sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber that will support your body when it needs it most.
Our Acai Bowl is filled with a variety of berries to start your morning off right. Fresh blueberries and strawberries sit atop a creamy pile of blended acai, banana, and almond milk that creates an easy on-the-go breakfast to pick you up and keep you going throughout the day.