7 Foods to Eat When You Have a Cold or Feel One Coming On

Garlic Tortellini Soup

This soup, which is warm and cozy, has plenty of pungent garlic that fights colds, along with vitamin C-rich spinach and tomatoes. This soup, served with fluffy dinner rolls or a piece of crusty bread, is a comforting weekday meal

Roasted Garlic Butternut Soup

Anti-inflammatory vitamins A and C and hydrating water and broth make this substantial puree of garlicky sweet potatoes and butternut squash comforting. Roasting the vegetables ahead of time and mixing makes this soup simple.

Slow & Easy Minestrone

This sick day soup is easy and full of hydrating veggies with plant chemicals and vitamins. Simply set and forget it in the slow cooker. Spend your snooze cooking nutritious things to consume when you have a cold.

Citrus Melon Mingle

This bright, fresh fruit salad is ideal for a cold. This easy salad is full of immune-boosting vitamin C from oranges, melon, and grapefruit plus fresh ginger to aid digestion.

Carrot Soup with Orange & Tarragon

Creamy and antioxidant-rich, this soup is easy to make. And the recipe asks for a touch of manganese-rich tarragon. This mineral reduces cell-damaging stress.

Rosemary Roasted Baby Carrots

Olive oil, rosemary, cumin, and black pepper give these carotenoid-rich carrots tremendous taste. Best of all, you don't have to watch them bake in the oven. Set a timer and relax.

Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts

Pumpkin and Brussels sprouts make a tasty and colorful immune-boosting dish. This recipe tastes great with garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar, but dried cranberries add sweetness. Plus, dried cranberries are antioxidant-rich.