Some say the flu is winding down. Whether this is true or not, there are some age-old tested methods of helping reduce the effects of cold and the flu. One of these has to do with an old stand-by – chicken soup.
Here is an easy recipe from Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids – Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun by Amy Houts. Yes, even children can make this soup, known as the go-to comfort food.
Amy’s Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
4 quarts water
4 boneless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
1 carrot, diced fine
1 stalk celery, diced fine
1 (6-oz.) package fine egg noodles
Bring water to a boil in an 8-quart pot. Adult can add chicken and bouillon, turn down heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove chicken from pot.
Children can help add carrots and celery; simmer 15 minutes. Meanwhile, dice chicken. Add noodles and diced chicken. Simmer 5 minutes more.
Makes 6 servings
There is a great deal to learn yet about the healing power of food. In the meantime, if you want to work on staying healthy or feeling better during a cold or flu, get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids, and have a bowl of chicken soup.
See this and other healthy food choices in Amy Houts childrens cookbook, Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids – Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun. You’ll want to try some of her other seasonal foods, such as recipes for Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and St. Patrick‘s Day.
To your good health and that of your family,
Lee Jackson, CFCS