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24 Soothing Recipe Versions of a Cozy Hug

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The calendar reads March, but let's be honest: It'll still be a while before spring graces us with her warm presence. Until then, I'm still on high alert warding off colds and trying to keep the suffering from winter malaise at bay. How do I do that? Lots of warm liquids, gingery concoctions, and all of the comforting carbs my body can handle. (Sweatpants and good podcasts help, too.)

Whether you're fighting the flu or just trying to get over hump day, here are some of our favorite food equivalents of a big ol' hug to help get you through it all.

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RICE IS ALWAYS NICE

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What do you like to eat when you're feeling down and out? Share your favorites with us below.

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Tags: Comfort Food, Wellness