Best Food For Cold


You know the feeling when your whole body aches and you can’t stop coughing no matter what you try? Yes, that’s called the common cold. It’s usually caused by a few of viruses, but it’s easy to fight when you have the right tools at hand. We’ll help you find out what you need to do so you can get better soon!

Best Food For Cold

There’s nothing more refreshing than having a hot meal on a chilly day. Need ideas on how to warm up your kitchen and your stomach? Well, dig out your pots and pans and put one of these recipes to the test. Almost all of these recipes are easy on the budget and family-friendly, and most of them are excellent choices for any night of the week.

Plan ahead and incorporate some of these meals into your weekly dinner list.

  • 01of 36Beef and Guinness StewBeef and Guinness Stew Recipe The SpruceGuinness stout adds body to this hearty beef stew. Serve it with cheese scones or Irish soda bread.
  • 02of 36Hearty Slow Cooker Chicken ChiliSlow Cooker Chicken Chili The SpruceUse chicken breasts or boneless chicken thighs in this hearty chicken and pinto bean chili. 
  • 03of 36Creole Jambalaya With Chicken or HamJambalaya with ChickenThe Spruce / Diana RattrayThis versatile Creole jambalaya can be made with chicken, ham, diced leftover pork, or turkey. Add some shrimp near the end of the cooking time, if you like.
  • 04of 36Oven Braised Country Style Pork Ribs With Apple CiderCider Braised Country Style Pork RibsThe Spruce / Diana RattrayThis delectable dish is made with country-style pork ribs on the bone. A variety of chopped aromatic vegetables and apple cider add flavor to the wonderful broth.
  • 05of 36Simple Meatloaf With Optional ToppingMeatloafThe SpruceThis basic meatloaf is comforting and delicious. Serve it with mashed potatoes and corn or green beans. The ketchup or tangy barbecue sauce topping is optional.
  • 06of 36Coconut Curry Braised Chickencoconut curry chickenThe Spruce / Diana RattrayThese braised whole chicken legs are flavored with a combination of coconut milk and curry powder along with tomatoes and ginger.
  • 07of 36Cheeseburger Soupcheeseburger soupdirkr / Getty ImagesThis rich and delicious cheeseburger soup is made with lean ground beef, potatoes, milk, and cheese. Top it off with some crumbled cooked bacon. Serve the soup with biscuits or crusty bread.
  • 08of 36Southern Pinto Beans With Ham HocksCrock Pot pinto beans with a large ham hock and bay leaves. The SpruceThese basic Southern pinto beans are cooked to perfection in the slow cooker with ham hocks and seasonings.
  • 09of 36Savory Oven Braised Lamb Shanksbraised lamb shanksThe Spruce / Diana RattrayThese succulent lamb shanks are braised with aromatic vegetables and a tangy red wine sauce.
  • 10of 36Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soupslow-cooker-butternut-squash-soup-4771456-06The Spruce Eats / Leah MaroneyComforting and delicious, butternut squash soup is favorite. This recipe is easier than most because it’s made in the slow cooker. Adding apples and coconut milk, along with cayenne, garlic, nutmeg, and thyme ensures a flavorful soup.
  • 11of 36Cabbage RollsCabbage rolls with beef and riceThe SpruceThis dish is always a hit. Serve these cabbage rolls with mashed potatoes. Freeze your head of cabbage for several hours and the leaves will be ready to stuff—no boiling required.
  • 12of 36Slow-Cooker Chicken TingaHuarache With Chicken Tinga and AvocadoThe Spruce Eats / Pete Scherer
  • 13of 36Fast and Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast MealThe Spruce / Diana RattrayWhat could be better on a cold winter’s day than coming home to a fully cooked meal? This pot roast was made for long, slow braising, and the slow cooker does the job beautifully. You can prepare the meat and vegetables in the crockery insert the night before and refrigerate overnight. It’s the perfect busy day meal.
  • 14of 36Instant Pot Chicken and RiceDiana RattrayThis comforting and adaptable dish makes the whole family happy. Perfect for those school nights when you need to get dinner on the table quickly or a curl-up-by-the-fire Sunday, Instant Pot chicken and rice can be your go-to all-in-one meal.
  • 15of 36Chicken MarbellaElaine LemmThis storied dish is adapted from The Silver Palate Cookbook, first published in 1982. Although that name might not ring a bell for younger generations, it was a standout cookbook in its time, and Chicken Marbella was its standout dish. This one-pan meal features skin-on chicken marinated in a brine of vinegar, olives, capers, and prunes, and then baked in the same dish—it couldn’t be easier. This recipe is a little sweet, a little salty, and perfectly balanced with acidic tang. Great with Spanish rice or mashed potatoes.
  • 16of 36Garlic Roasted Chicken Leg QuartersThe SpruceWhole chicken legs or chicken leg quarters are flavorful and juicy, and they’re budget-friendly. The chicken legs are rubbed with a mixture of garlic and seasonings and then they’re roasted to perfection.
  • 17of 36Nashville Hot ChickenDiana RattrayIs there anything more cozy than smelling the aroma of fried chicken, and waiting for biscuits from the oven? This Nashville fried chicken has just enough spice to chase any rainy day blues away. It’s inspired by Prince’s Hot Chicken, a now-legendary institution that first served up this style of deep-fried, spicy bird in the ’70s. Nashville hot chicken is characterized by its spicy, deep red glaze, traditionally made with cayenne pepper. It’s almost always served on top of white bread—plain white bread, the cheaper and sweeter the better—with some pickles on top.
  • 18of 36Instant Pot Taco Souptaco soup in a bowl with tortilla stripsDiana RattrayWhen you are in the mood for a taco but want something more comforting, this Instant Pot taco soup hits the mark. Seasoned ground beef, beans, tomatoes, and green chilis quickly cook together into a hearty soup. Finish with your favorite taco toppings.
  • 19of 36Slow Cooker Pulled Pork BarbecuePulled Pork Barbecue Slow CookerThe Spruce / Diana RattrayThis is another fantastic slow cooker meal. Pulled pork is always a family favorite, and preparation so easy. Use your favorite barbecue sauce to make sandwiches with this pulled pork. Serve with coleslaw and beans.
  • 20of 36Instant Pot Jambalayainstant pot jambalaya in a serving dishDiana RattrayThe Instant Pot makes preparation a cinch in this Creole-style jambalaya. Andouille sausage, chicken, and vegetables are sauteed, and then the seasonings, stock, canned tomatoes, and rice are added and pressure cooked. The shrimp go in at the end along with some green onions making a delicious and filling dish.

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