Simple Recipes for When You’re Under the Weather

When you are under the weather, preparing meals for yourself and your family can become a daunting task. If you are fighting a seasonal cold or flu, this article will show you some simple tea recipes and hearty meal recipes that you can prepare quickly. Not only will these tasty recipes keep you warm in cold weather, they are also packed full of nutrients to get you feeling better fast.


Tasty Tea Recipes:

Drinking hot tea when you are sick can be a great way to hydrate your body, ease a sore throat, and warm you up. Additionally, depending on the spices in your tea, drinking it can have immunity-boosting properties. The two tea recipes shown in this blog are prepared using Spice World Ginger. Drinking ginger tea has been shown to help with common cold systems such as a cough, fever, or headache. This is because ginger naturally has antimicrobacterial and antifungal properties that can improve immunity. To help alleviate your symptoms, try making these two delicious ginger tea recipes.

Easy Ginger Tea with Lemon

Spice World has an excellent ginger tea recipe that is delicious, easy to follow, and quick to make. With only a few ingredients, this homemade ginger tea can be prepared and sipped within minutes. Visit this link for ingredients and instructions and prepare this easy tea.

Ginger Chai with Honey

If you are watching your weight this January, then you should try this low-calorie mocktail! With only around 60 calories per cup, you can keep the pounds off while still sipping something delicious! Also, studies have shown that ginger can serve as an aid for weight loss so this is truly the perfect mocktail for when you are on a diet!


To make this tea you will need: 

  • 2 tsp of Spice World Squeezable Minced Ginger
  • 1 bag of black tea 
  • ½ cup of milk or milk alternative 
  • 1 peppercorn 
  • 2 cardamom seeds 
  • 1 tsp of honey 
  • Optional: sprinkle cinnamon on top


  • Crush your peppercorn and cardamom seeds
  • In a saucepan, combine the crushed seeds with the Spice World Squeezable Minced Ginger, milk, and water. Allow the mixture to boil. 
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and add the black tea. Let the flavors release for about 8 minutes. 
  • After 8 minutes, pour the tea into a cup using a strainer, squeeze in your honey and finish off with a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired. Enjoy! 

Hearty Meal Recipes:

When you are under the weather, it is important to eat meals that are good for your body so you can start healing faster. Eating meals with lots of vegetables, proteins, and spices is a step in the right direction to get you healthy again. The three hearty meal recipes shown in this blog use onion and garlic spices. Onions are a fantastic source of vitamin C which has been seen to relieve cold and flu symptoms. Garlic contains antibiotic properties which can help you fight off infections. For these reasons, we wanted to provide you with recipes that included onions and garlic. If you are not feeling well, try making these three simple recipes.

One-Pan Braised Vegetables

This meal is hearty and healthy for the winter months. It only has six ingredients and four steps for a simple and quick dinner when you are not feeling well.


To make this recipe, you will need: 


  • Chop up your red potatoes, carrots, yellow squash, and green pepper 
  • Next, in a medium pan add your chicken broth and bring to a slow boil 
  • Once a slow boil has been achieved, add Spice World Easy Onion, throw in your chopped vegetables, reduce to a simmer, and cover it with a lid. 
  • Allow all ingredients to saute till crisp but tender. Enjoy!

Easy One-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup with Garlic and Onions

Chicken noodle soup is a classic meal to prepare when sick. With vegetables and protein, this delicious soup provides your body with great nutritional benefits that can help you recover faster. 


To make this soup, you will need: 


  • Chop up the celery and carrots
  • Next, in a medium stock pot, combine all the ingredients, except the egg noodles, and cook on medium heat until the vegetables are fork-tender. This should take about 3 hours. 
  • Cook noodles separately according to package directions and add them to the soup. Enjoy!


Slow Cooker Chili

A slow cooker is a great way to prepare your meal early so that by the time dinner comes around, your warm and hearty meal will be ready to eat. Making chili using a slow cooker is a tasty and simple way to throw together a winter meal for you and your family when you are under the weather.


To make this recipe, you will need: 


  • In a deep non-stick skillet, add your lean ground beef and cook on medium-high heat
  • Allow the beef to cook till it is brown in color 
  • Once browned, drain the fat and mix in your Spice World Squeezable Minced Onion and Spice World Ready-to-Use Organic Minced Garlic to the prepared beef
  • Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker and incorporate the beef broth, diced tomatoes, chili powder, and smoked paprika. Then, stir until well combined. 
  • Cover with the lid and allow it to cook on low heat for about 6 hours. 
  • Add in your kidney beans about five minutes before you serve so they can warm up. 
  • Once the kidney bears are warm, the chili is ready to serve! Sprinkle corn chips on top of your soup if desired. Enjoy! 

With these simple tea and meal recipes, you will be able to nourish your body and feel better in no time! To learn more about the health benefits of ginger, onion, and garlic, visit this link. Stay warm and get well soon!


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