Chicken Soup and other delicious comforting recipes

Published: 11 Dec 2018

To get you through when you're not feeling too well

If you’re feeling under the weather over the Christmas period than try out one of these comforting, delicious recipes to give you a lift.  Whether you’re looking for a vitamin-packed, immunity boosting pick-me-up to help stave off a winter sniffles, or a big comfort-food hug, why not try out one of these healthy favourites. You could also experiment by adding some of your Christmas leftovers.

Please be aware of allergies as well as any ingredients that could potentially conflict with your meds – ask your medical team if there’s anything you should be avoiding.

Immune Boosting Chicken Soup

Everybody’s comfort food favourite - this delicious soup is rammed full of ingredients to help your body get rid of toxins, stimulate circulation, reduce inflammation, aid digestion and boost your immune system. Garlic, turmeric and ginger are potent detoxifying and antiviral herbs. Coriander has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help fight disease. Adding a little protein such as chicken (or leftover Turkey) will supply your body with essential amino acids your body needs to heal and nourish. The perfect ingredients to help you get you back on form.  


Healing bowl with turmeric sweet potatoes, poached eggs and lemon dressing

When you don’t have a massive appetite but need something that’s easy to digest, a big bowl of nourishing ingredients is what you need. This flavoursome sweet potato and brown rice bowl is full of greens, poached egg, and a lemony dressing to help you feel like a million bucks.


Immunity Juice Shots with Carrot, Ginger, Lemon and Garlic

You could go to a fancy juice bar to get an immune-boosting shot or you could make one at home for a fraction of the cost, and you won’t have to get out of your pyjamas. Use your blender or juicer to combine carrot, ginger, lemon, and garlic together into a positively potent flu fighting power drink.

Lemony Tortellini Spinach Soup

This is a speedy recipe packed with fully of speedy food. Carrots, spinach, and cheese-filled tortellini deliver an almost instant food hug on chilly winter nights.  It doesn't require a place on the back burner to simmer all day. Nope, this is a tasty soup for those who like their comfort food fast. With a 30-minute cook time and the majority of the ingredients already hanging out in your fridge, a fast and fresh dinner never looked better.

Immunity Boosting Triple Berry Kiwi Smoothie

Who needs a multivitamin when you could just drink this delicious smoothie every day? One kiwi has over 100 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C, so you know that you’ll stay healthy through the Christmas season with this as your breakfast or snack.


Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Macaroni cheese is the ultimate comfort food.  This indulgent, homely dish is the equivalent to a big hug.  As well as gorgeous gooey melted cheese over a bed of pasta, this mac cheese contains butternut squash –a good source of vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, and manganese. A cup of cubed butternut squash provides 582 mg of potassium, more than the amount available in a banana!


Ginger Peanut Curry

This protein-packed little number is loaded with the good stuff to keep your immune system strong! Dosing up on ginger during the cooler months to fight of illness has been a method used for thousands of years. The anti-viral and anti-bacterial nature of ginger makes it an amazing addition to any meals!





If you have any of your own favourites you’d like share in the Facebook Chemotherapy Support Group please feel free.  

And if you have any tips on your own remedies you use to stave off the winter-blues group members would love to hear them.