Flu-Fighting Chicken Noodle Soup for the Body and Soul

In addition to everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs, let us not forget chicken noodle soup has stood the test of time in fighting flu and colds.  

Eating chicken noodle soup is an age-old method of helping alleviate the symptoms of colds and the flu. It’s known as the perfect comfort-food.  

Having a bowl of hot homemade chicken noodle soup can make you feel better when you’re sick with the flu. This soup is packed with ingredients that can boost your immune system and help ward off illness. And good health starts with a well functioning immune system.

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.

Amy’s Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

4 quarts water
4 boneless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
1 carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery, diced
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 recipes, such as food for Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and St. Patrick‘s Day.

To your good health and that of your family,

Lee Jackson
Home and Family Networking