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Let me preface this by saying: I just had the flu. And by "just" had, I mean that I had it last week. I still have a cough. My nose isn't in the best shape. I can quite vividly remember the fever, chills, sweating, and general, horrible ugh feeling.
For about a week, I subsisted on chicken noodle soup and ginger ale. However, if you don't like either of these options (or just for variety's sake), these 27 recipes are flu-appropriate. They might not cure you (thank you, Tamiflu!), but they will give you comfort.
And, of course, you might be too sick to cook. It's the flu, after all! Grab your mom, dad, sister, brother, boyfriend, girlfriend, or just friend and enlist their help. If they get the flu, you'll return the favor.
While chicken noodle soup can actually help clear up congestion and has anti-inflammatory properties, most any soup—especially if you're a vegetarian or don't like chicken noodle soup (do I know you?)—is soothing.
For your stomach ache and/or nausea. Might I also suggest some ginger tea?
To boost the immune system and relieve congestion, of course! Please note that some of these recipes have dairy and are a bit heartier, making them more suited for folks on the tail end of the flu.
Is there a food that's easier on the stomach? (Probably bananas, but still.)
Your sore throat will thank you.
What do you make when you (or someone you know) has the flu?