Feeling sick, congested, and sneezy? Sounds like you need some soup.
It’s warm, broth-y goodness works like magic on a stuffy nose and sore throat to soothe and clear out congestion. A steaming bowl of soup may not be a cure-all, but it’s full of comfort and warmth, making you feel better all over.
The soups below are also chock full of nutritious ingredients — just what your body needs when it’s not 100 percent. I love these 11 simple fall soup recipes. They’re the perfect remedy to soothe you when you’re sick and get you on the fast road to recovery.
Tired of feeling under the weather? You might be surprised to learn that some everyday foods come packed with natural remedies for everything from insomnia to anxiety and an upset stomach!
1. Ginger-Carrot Blender Soup
Let’s face it. Sometimes when you’re sick, you don’t feel like cooking. But filling your body with nutritious food is one of the fastest ways to start feeling better. So, grab your blender and whip up this tasty veggie soup!
Yield: 2-3 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
• 2 cups baby carrots
• 1 apple, cored
• 1 lime, squeezed
• 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
• 2 garlic cloves
• 2-3 cups chicken or bone broth
• Salt and pepper
1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor.
2. Blend until warm (if using a Vitamix) or transfer to a pot once blended and heat just until steaming.
3. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a dollop of coconut milk or yogurt, if desired. Garnish with fresh chives.
2. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
Inhale the wonderful aroma of this soothing, comforting Chicken Noodle Soup. Your nose will thank you! This recipe makes it possible to get homemade soup on the table without having to constantly monitor your broth — down-home taste without all the fuss!
Your slow cooker can help you whip up even more hearty soups in no time. Give these 7 vegetarian Crock Pot soup recipes a try next time you come down with the sniffles and you’ll be feeling better in a flash.
3. Meatball Tortellini Soup
Source: Spicy Southern Kitchen
There’s nothing complicated about this delicious Meatball Tortellini Soup. Frozen meatballs keep this recipe simple and easy, so you can focus on getting better and not slaving in the kitchen all day.
4. Bone Broth Soup
Source: Olives & Garlic
Heal your body with a delicious bowl of Bone Broth Soup. Full of healthy nutrients, bone broth will have you feeling like your old self in no time!
5. Vegetable Soup
Source: Cooking Classy
Perfect when your body needs healing ingredients, this Vegetable Soup provides tons of veggies in each tasty spoonful. Frozen veggies can help you cut down on prep time, too.
6. Easy Homemade Ramen
Source: Damn Delicious
Skip the store-bought packets of ramen and make yourself a batch of fresh, immune-boosting ramen in under 30 minutes. Pack in the veggies and slurp your way to better health.
If you’re all about the ease store-bought packets of ramen bring to mealtime, you can still boost your noodles with these 6 delicious ramen noodle recipes!
7. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Source: Cookie and Kate
Loaded with health-boosting butternut squash, this soup is a must if you feel a cold coming on. Dip crusty bread into this easy-to-make Roasted Butternut Squash Soup for lunch or dinner.
Thick cuts of crusty bread would go great with our skinny tomato soup recipe, too!
8. Classic Homemade Beef Stew
Source: Life Made Sweeter
You’ve heard the saying “feed a cold,” and this Classic Homemade Beef Stew does exactly that. It’s hearty, delicious, and perfect for warming you up.
9. Broccoli & Cheese Soup
Source: Gimme Some Oven
This Broccoli and Cheese Soup is quintessential comfort food. Cheesy and warm, it’s perfect for soothing a cold.
Immune-boosting mushrooms and a creamy broth make this chicken soup a sick-day must. On the table in a jiffy, this Creamy Paleo Mushroom Soup is a cozy, comforting way to make you feel better.
11. Easy Sausage, Kale & Black-Eyed Pea Soup
Source: Serious Eats
You can’t go wrong with sausage, and this Easy Sausage, Kale and Black-Eyed Pea Soup is flavorful and delicious. Kale packs a nutritious punch, making this soup just right when you feel run down or sick.