#Ask Me: Soups That Fight Cold & Flu

Flu soup preparation
Flu soup preparation

Got the sniffles? Head for the kitchen and make one of these single-serving soups right in the bowl. Each has ingredients like ginger, garlic, and strong spices that ease cold and flu symptoms—and taste way better than cough syrup.

Curry Green Leaf Soup

Add ½ cup finely shredded spinach or kale, 1 Tbsp finely diced red onion, 2 tsp curry powder, and ¼ tsp cayenne to soup bowl. Cover with 1½ cups hot vegetable broth. Stir to wilt greens.

Lemon, Honey & Garlic Soup


Add 1 Tbsp each finely diced yellow onion, celery, and carrots; 1 minced clove garlic; 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice; and 2 tsp grated lemon zest to soup bowl. Cover with 1½ cups hot vegetable broth and drizzle with honey. Stir to combine.

Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

Add ½ cup cooked rice noodles, ¼ cup cooked shredded chicken, 1 to 2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce, 1 Tbsp sliced scallion, ½ to 1 tsp freshly grated ginger, and ½ tsp sesame seeds to soup bowl. Cover with 1½ cups hot chicken broth. Stir to combine and serve with Sriracha sauce.

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