Simple Recipes To Boost Your Immune System
You reap rewarding benefits when you invest in your health early in life. When you take care of your body, you live a happier and longer life —more content in the sense that you worry less about health issues. With minimum health problems, you get to spend more time doing what you love with the people you love. So if you want to have a rewarding life in the end, make the necessary investment in your health.
The easiest way to keep your health in check is to be conscious of what you’re eating. Be aware of what goes into your food and how it’s prepared. Please do your own research on the different health impact of common ingredients and the best way to cook them. As a rule, it is best to choose organic products over processed ones. More so, it is always better to prepare your food. While the thought of being conscious of what you’re eating seems tasking, you might be surprised that the typical fare you see lying around the grocery has massive health benefits. So, we’re going to help you boost your immune system with these simple recipes you can try yourself.
Flu-fighter Chicken and Turmeric Soup
Nothing is more comforting than a bowl of hot soup when you’re feeling under the weather. This bowl of goodness goes perfectly well during winter too! The recipe is packed with garlic, chili and turmeric. Don’t worry; you won’t exceed your credit limit buying the ingredients.
Place a 1.5 kilogram of chicken in a stockpot, then add four liters of water to cover. Please bring it to a boil over high heat. Make sure to skim out the fat that comes to the surface. Add one bulb of garlic sliced horizontally along with a 5-centimeter piece of ginger and a few white peppercorns. Simmer this for about one and a half hours or until the chicken falls off the bone. Shred the meat, discarding the skin and bones. Strain the chicken stock.
In another large saucepan, heat one tablespoon of coconut oil, add one long fresh chili finely chopped, and three garlic cloves finely chopped. Stir for about two minutes or until aromatic. Then you can add two teaspoons of turmeric, adding the chicken stock slowly. Stir for about two minutes and then add 270ml can of coconut milk. You can now add back the shredded chicken and zoodles and simmer for five minutes — season to your taste, adding tamari and lime juice at the end.
Freekeh and roast cauliflower salad
Here’s another low-calorie vegetarian main dish that’s packed with nutrients. Also, get to know the super-grain freekeh! Freekeh is an ancient dish made from green durum wheat, roasted, and rubbed to create its distinct flavor. Levantine and North Africa can take credit for having the superfood. Up to this day, Freekeh remains popular in many countries within the eastern Mediterranean Basin where durum wheat is still abundant.
Before starting, preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius, fan-forced then line a large baking tray with baking paper. Place half a large head of cauliflower cut into pieces and one red onion cut into wedges on the prepared tray. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season to your taste. Toss to combine and roast. Stir halfway through cooking time, for 25 minutes or until golden and tender.
While that’s roasting in the oven, pour ⅔ cup of freekeh and 625 milliliters of water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Once that’s boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally until tender. Drain and refresh under cold running water. Make sure to drain it well after. Then transfer the freekeh to a bowl, adding the roasted cauliflower and onion, ⅔ cups of parsley finely chopped and 85 grams of Sicilian green olives. Pour dressing over freekeh mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with shaved parmesan before serving. See, you don’t need a culinary degree to prepare this.
Healthy Salmon, Potato and Broccoli Tray Bake
Let’s add some salmon to your food! This healthy tray brake is loaded with lots of vegetables and spiced salmon. A dinner recipe will keep you coming back for more.
Start by preheating the oven to 200 degrees Celsius, fan-forced. Then line a large baking dish or tray with baking paper. Combine half a teaspoon of turmeric, two teaspoons of mustard seeds, half a teaspoon of ground chili, and one teaspoon of ground coriander. Place 500 grams of potato in the prepared dish and lightly spray with oil. Sprinkle the mixed spices and toss to combine. Bake for 30 minutes then add the 230 grams of frozen peas, a bunch of broccolini, 175 grams of capsicums, and tomatoes. Stir again to combine. Top with the four 120-gram salmon. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the salmon is cooked to your liking.
Meanwhile, combine the 80 grams of yogurt, one tablespoon of lime juice, and chopped coriander. Season to your taste. You will top this on top of the traybake adding in some extra coriander sprigs and lime wedges before serving.
Investment in your health is worth it in the end and hopefully, eating this superfood will help you live a long and healthy life.