In these trying times, a lot seems as though it’s out of our control.
One thing we can do to stay in control is to simply stay home, have our supplements and other necessities delivered to us, and practice the recommended social distancing measures to ensure our safety and the safety of those around us.
Thing is, what to do with all that time at home? We suggest using it to keep yourself as strong and healthy as possible, and one of the best ways to do this is to cook delicious and healthy meals!
Sunny day marinated grilled chicken
This sounds very basic and not inherently like an immunity-booster — grilled chicken is healthy and full of protein, of course, but how is this going to fight off the sniffles? It’s what’s in the marinade itself that makes this a power-punch for resisting sickness.
Ginger and turmeric are among the best immunity boosters that you probably already have in your kitchen, and they form the flavor and healthy kick to this delicious spring and summertime marinade.
As a bonus, both turmeric and ginger complement anti-inflammatory supplements like GLX3 in minimizing arthritis and other joint pain, making this recipe a win-win!
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 4 TBSP canned coconut milk
- .5 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 garlic clove or dried garlic powder
- .5 tsp. turmeric
- .5 Tbsp ginger, grated
- dash ground coriander
- dash cumin
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp fresh lime juice
- Blend together turmeric, ginger, coconut milk, olive oil, garlic, cumin, salt, and lime juice. If you like coriander, a dash will boost the flavor profile here quite a bit.
- In a large mixing bowl, pour marinade over two raw chicken breasts.
- Let sit overnight
- Grill (or bake) chicken breasts until fully cooked.
We love slicing the chicken on top of a fresh garden salad, but you can take it wherever you like from here — they are also delicious on a sandwich or diced into chicken salad and served with crackers.
Strawberry Spring salad with spinach and chickpeas
The immune power of this recipe is more straightforward. Spinach is the heart of the dish, offering ample Vitamin C, followed by the chickpeas.
We recommend a Lemon Vinaigrette dressing to kick the VItamin C up a notch!
- 1 bag of washed baby spinach
- 1 can chickpeas, drained
- ¼ cup diced bell pepper
- 4 large strawberries, quartered
- Small handful of Walnuts
- Lemon Vinaigrette dressing (dijon mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, black pepper to taste)
- Combine all ingredients (except dressing) into a bowl.
- Add 2 Tbsp dressing
- Toss and serve!
For a hearty, full meal that can satisfy anyone in the family (while boosting their immunity at the same time!) this Honey Baked Salmon recipe is sure to hit the spot. Have one small salmon fillet for each person. Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and can both reduce inflammation and help to increase your white blood cell count.
Here we go!
- 4-6 oz salmon fillet
- 1/4 cup local wild honey
- 1 garlic clove, diced or minced
- Squirt of lemon juice
- Squirt of dijon mustard
- ¼ white onion, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix all ingredients (except salmon) together in a medium or large mixing bowl. Remember, the portions here are for one person — double for two people.
- Marinade salmon in mixing bowl for at least one hour
- Bake in foil on a sheet pan at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes
- Serve with sliced lemon garnish
And we all know how good honey can be for those seasonal allergies. You could serve this salmon with the above Strawberry spring salad on the side — just saying! In lieu of salad, you could serve with a baked potato.
Carrot Ginger Soup
Here we go with the ginger again, but with a twist — a carroty twist!
- 3 tablespoons butter or ghee (ghee is better for reducing joint pain)
- 8 large carrots), peeled and sliced thin
- 2 cups chopped white or yellow onion
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 2 cups vegetable stock
- 2 cups of water
- Few drops of orange juice
- Chopped parsley for garnish
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