8 Easy Immunity-Boosting Recipes

8 Easy Immunity-Boosting Recipes

With the recent Covid-19 situation, staying healthy and keeping your immune system in top condition has never been more important. Apart from the basics like regular hand washing and social distancing, we can also give our own immunity a boost by eating healthier and consciously incorporating immunity boosting ingredients in our diet. We’ve been having fun experimenting with new simple recipes to achieve just that.

Check out our list of easy recipes below and stay healthy everyone!

1.Homemade Kefir Milk

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Kefir is a fermented milk beverage that’s rich in probiotic bacteria. Probiotics increase the number of good bacteria in your guts and this increases your defense against infections. To make it, get your hands on some dried Kefir milk grains or powder which can be found at your local health store or even pharmacy. Just add it to some fresh milk, and let it ferment.

Find the recipe here: https://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/milk-kefir/how-to-make-milk-kefir/

2. Vitamin Water From Scratch

Make your own homemade vitamin water that’s affordable and easy. Just cut up some healthy fruits and add them to a container of water. The Vitamins in these fruits will soon seep into the water, and you’ve got yourself a natural, chemical-free supply of minerals and vitamins.

Find several vitamin water recipes at http://sheismynutritionist.com/8-home-made-vitamin-water-recipes/

3. Miso Ramen

Ramen is a complete meal by itself, with carbohydrates, veggies, and proteins all in one bowl. It’s the perfect recipe if you’re cooking for one or two persons. When you make your ramen, use Miso as the soup base. Miso is a fermented bean paste that’s rich in probiotics which will benefit your entire immune system.

Find the recipe here: https://www.justonecookbook.com/homemade-chashu-miso-ramen/

4. Teriyaki Tempeh

Tempeh is such a versatile fermented food item and can be cooked in a variety of ways. You can shallow fry this soybean-based block without any seasoning and it will still taste delicious. The fermentation process of tempeh means that it has plenty of probiotics and prebiotics, as well as essential proteins that your immune system needs.

Try out this simple tempeh recipe from https://www.vnutritionandwellness.com/teriyaki-tempeh/

5. Chinese Watercress Soup with Pork Ribs

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Watercress is a crunchy vegetable that maintains its texture even when cooked. This delicious vegetable will provide your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to combat infection. It’s also rich in iron, which helps fight anemia and helps in the production of red blood cells. When paired in a soup with pork ribs, it becomes a familiar and comforting dish.

Find the recipe for watercress and pork rib soup at https://thewoksoflife.com/chinese-watercress-soup-pork/

6. Chinese Garlic Chicken

Garlic isn’t just an important condiment or ingredient. It’s a very rich source of antioxidants which helps your body fight off infections. Studies have shown that people who consume garlic supplements have 70% less cold symptoms compared to those who took a placebo.

You can incorporate garlic into almost every meal, like this garlic chicken recipe at https://thecookful.com/chinese-garlic-chicken/

7.Immunity Boosting Smoothie

Smoothies are fast and easy to make so they’re perfect for breakfast or if you want something to perk you up after a workout. Pick fruits that are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants to fuel your body with essentials to fight off any lurking viruses, such as oranges, mangoes, strawberries, grapefruits or pineapples. Simply toss and blend, so easy!

You can find a great recipe for an immunity-boosting smoothie at https://fountainavenuekitchen.com/immunity-boosting-smoothie

8. Mandarin Orange Salad

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Mix savory and sweet flavor with salads that incorporate citrus fruits. Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes all have Vitamin C which can really help your immune system stay strong. Citrus flavors actually go really well with meats like chicken, so you’ll want to explore incorporating them into main dishes too.

Here’s a salad recipe that’s tangy and delicious: https://www.cookingclassy.com/mandarine-orange-spinach-salad-with-chicken-and-lemon-honey-ginger-dressing/

Eating healthy starts now!

Give your immune system the help it needs by loading up on your antioxidants, probiotics, and vitamins. It’s always a good idea to with simple recipes if you’re a beginner, and then go on to creating your own. Good luck!

Remember to tag us on @theopenpansg if you try any of these recipes, we’d love to see your creations.

Want to get these recipes, shop for ingredients directly and get all ingredients needed delivered to your doorstep? Check out The Open Pan mobile app here.

“Remember to tag us on @theopenpansg if you try any of these recipes, we’d love to see your creations. Want to get these recipes, shop for ingredients directly and get all ingredients needed delivered to your doorstep? Check out The Open Pan mobile app here.”

Michelle Yea
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