#MMHM: Sick Day Soup

There are a lot of things that I love about Winter, I actually don’t mind the colder weather, snow and the early darkness. For me, the winter season has always been a time of slowing things down a bit. Fall & Spring tend to be busy with school, sports and activities, but for my family, winter is a little calmer. We spend more time indoors as a family and I love to cook warm comfort foods. The one thing I hate about Winter is the spread of sicknesses. This winter has been especially rough so far, I think the unpredictable weather definitely has added to the sickness. We have been hit with bronchitis, nasty colds, the stomach bug, and sore throats. I have found that this sick day soup seems to help with all of our winter ailments. This is a good soup for the day after a stomach bug, when the vomiting has stopped, yet little bellies need something healing. It also works with colds & sore throats. I put a little dash of turmeric in my soup, no one can taste it, yet it adds a yellow color as well as a ton of natural health benefits.

Happy Winter 🙂

sick day soup

Sick Day Soup

32 ounces chicken broth

2 chicken breasts

celery, diced (use the greens at the top as well)

a few carrots, diced

1/2 onion, diced

1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

dash of turmeric

salt & pepper to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil

2/4 cup of elbow noodles or rice.

In a large stock pot, heat olive oil, then reduce heat to medium. Add garlic, celery, onion, salt & pepper and carrots. Let saute for a few minutes and then add chicken and 32 oz chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, for about 45 minutes or so. Remove chicken and shred, return to soup. Add a dash of turmeric and noodles or rice. Turn off heat and stir, let sit until noodles/rice are cooked.


Enjoy 🙂 Jenn


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