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15 Best Healthy Recipes to Boost Your Immunity

These recipes will prepare your body for the winter months ahead.

With holidays and colder months approaching, immunity is fresh on our minds. Whether you're stocking up on extra supplements or packing your pantry full of healthy ingredients, chances are you're thinking about how to keep your immune system healthy during the upcoming cold and flu season.

"A healthy immune system is vital for good health because it helps fight off any foreign invaders to the body, and if our immune systems are healthy, it's easier to fight bacteria, viruses or anything else trying to make us sick," says Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND award winning nutrition expert and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Family Immunity Cookbook.

And even though it may sound overwhelming to make sure your immune system is healthy, Amidor says "it all starts with what you eat."

That is why we have this roundup of delicious, healthy recipes that can help boost your immune system this season and help you stay true to your health goals.

Check out our favorite immunity recipes, and for more ideas of what to make for breakfast, make sure to check out the 22 Cozy Breakfast Recipes That Are Perfect For Weight Loss.

Fire Cider Recipe

This deliciously spicy cider is full of immune-boosting ingredients like garlic, honey, apple cider vinegar, and orange. You can make it quickly or do it the old-fashioned cider way, but it will give you a necessary immunity boost for the winter either way.

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Potato and Kale Soup

potato kale soup
Courtesy of The Almond Eater

Kale is considered one of the best foods to eat to boost your immune system, so enjoy it in a warm, hearty potato and kale soup this season.

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Tomato and Garlic Sauce

making tomato sauce

Garlic and tomatoes are other great immunity-boosting ingredients, and this recipe perfectly combines them into a flavorful sauce for your favorite pasta dish.

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Immune-Boosting Brownies

Courtesy of Toby Amidor

There's nothing better than a brownie recipe that can also help boost your immune system's health. Bake these up and share them with your family—or, just enjoy them all to yourself!

Get the recipe from Toby Amidor Nutrition

Beef and Sweet Potato Bowls

Courtesy of Toby Amidor

These bowls are full of healthy ingredients—like ginger, garlic, broth, spinach, and potatoes—to help you combat flu season.

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Hearty Lentil Tomato Soup

Courtesy of Toby Amidor

There's nothing cozier than enjoying soup on a cold winter day, and this one is full of immune-boosting ingredients like tomatoes, garlic, turmeric, and ground ginger.

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Coconut Curry Ramen

Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

You can still enjoy restaurant-quality curry at home for half the price. Enjoy mushrooms, garlic, onions, delicious broth, and natural sweetness from coconut milk.

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Immunity Power Bowl

Courtesy of One Ingredient Chef

Everything about this bowl is powerful. Enjoy the perfect combination of sweet potatoes, pumpkin seeds, kale, chickpeas, and fresh avocado slices on top.

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Immune-Boosting Wellness Smoothie

Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

Healthy smoothies are a great way to boost your immunity because you can get a ton of nutrients early in the morning to start your day off right! This one is packed full of greens, citrus, and anti-inflammatory spices.

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Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate

Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Adaptogens are natural ingredients that are used to help your body in different ways, and this immunity recipe is full of them. You'll have reishi mushrooms, Ashwagandha, and maca powder mixed with cocoa powder and cinnamon for a cozy cup of hot chocolate at any time of day.

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Ginger Garlic Miso Tahini Dressing

Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Ginger and garlic are powerful ingredients that help with inflammation, and this recipe perfectly combines them to make a delicious dressing that's great on any type of salad.

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Immune-Boosting Soup

Courtesy of Healthy Maven

The combination of kale, bok choy, mushrooms, garlic, and coconut oil makes for a delicious and easy recipe to try on a chill fall day.

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Turmeric Smoothie

Courtesy of Well Plated By Erin

If you want the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric but aren't a fan of the taste-this is the smoothie recipe for you. It tastes just like your favorite creamy berry smoothie, but it's packed full of fruit, spinach, yogurt, and turmeric to give you a health boost in the morning or for a mid-afternoon snack.

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Easy Chicken Soup

Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

You can't talk about immune-boosting recipes without discussing a classic chicken noodle soup. This one combines all your favorite ingredients and makes for the perfect comfort soup.

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Orange Probiotic Immunity Boosting Smoothie

Courtesy of Cotter Crunch

Not only does this smoothie come with immunity-boosting ingredients like orange, carrot, ginger, and cinnamon, but the kefir yogurt will help your gut health, as well.

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