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The coughs and sneezes surrounding you are signaling the inevitable: Soon, either you, a roommate or a loved one will be sick. Cheer them (or yourself) up with one of these dishes from our archives. (Several freeze well, so it’s a good idea to make them soon to keep on hand!)

Chicken Soup With Benefits, above. Because nothing nourishes and comforts like a bowl of chicken soup. Try it with a wedge of Grandmother’s Soup Kugel for an extra dose of satisfaction.


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Halibut in Miso Broth. Like miso soup, but with a gentle boost of protein from fish fillets.


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Golden Bone Broth. A great one to keep in the freezer: Use it as the base for a chicken soup (or any number of sauces), or sip it straight.

Clear-Steamed Chicken Soup With Ginger. Just six ingredients, with a helpful hit of ginger.


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Better Than Instant Ramen. Uses a packet of instant noodles, but with added condiments, vegetables and an egg to keep it interesting. (You could use the bone broth above to make it that much better.)


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Berry Cloud Chia Pudding. To satisfy that Jell-O craving you get when you’re sick. (You do get that, right? No? Just us?)

Cozy Cranberry Sipper. Full of vitamin C; serve it hot or cold.

The Green Machine Smoothie. The chill helps soothe a sore throat.

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