mama ally’s immune boosting chicken soup
You can boost your immune system with what you choose to eat! I’m a Grandma, and here’s my immune boosting chicken soup! Eat healthy!
Healthy Chicken Soups
Really? Is chicken soup immune boosting? Does it have these properties? Read on and I’ll give you some reasons is is or you can Google that question, and, you’re gonna get information overload!
Immunity Soup Recipes
According to stack.com,
“It’s not just an old wives’ tale. Research supports the proposition that chicken soup actually provides health benefits—supporting the immune system and decreasing the duration and intensity of colds and flu by inhibiting the migration of white blood cells across the mucous membrane to reduce congestion and ease cold symptoms.
But, not only chicken soup, but beef bone broth soup! And, this Asian version, so simple to make, is a must on your list of soups!
Immunity Boosting Soup
It’s also more effective than hot water at thinning mucus and speeding its movement through the nose. This helps limit the amount of time viruses come in contact with the lining of the nose and can decrease the length of a cold.”
Chicken soup contains vitamins A and C, magnesium, phosphorus, gelatin and antioxidants, which are known to build a strong immune system and fight off viruses. The protein from chicken provides amino acids that are used to build antibodies to fight infection. The carbohydrates in noodles or rice provide easy-to-digest energy that keeps you feeling satisfied.”
Best Immune Boosting Chicken Soup
OK, here’s why this soup is just so good for you:
- Use bone-in chicken to get the nutrition of the bone marrow in the soup. Once the chicken is tender, debone, and discard the bone and skin.
- Nutritional yeast. Yes, I use this in so many, almost all of my soups and stews, recipes. Educate yourself on the value of this ingredient. And, I’ve got a link to it after the recipe. You can find it on Amazon.
Chicken Turmeric Soup
- Spices that are absolutely fine for your health, like turmeric and curry.
- And, if you’ve never added lemongrass paste to some recipes, then check out the health properties!
Try these habanero sheet pan chicken tenders! Another recipe using lemongrass!
mama ally’s immune boosting chicken soup
I love reading recipe comments – people love recipes, then tell you all the changes they’ve made. I am no different.
Mama Ally, I made your Immune Boosting Chicken Soup. I’m keto, these are the changes I made:
Left out corn, peas (I hate peas), potatoes
Used fresh green beans, not frozen
Did not have lemon grass paste
Added mushrooms, celery, a bag of frozen spinach
Substitute diced jicama for potatoes
I felt unsure about adding salsa, so i am adding it to each bowl right before I eat it. Turns out i love it in the soup.
Then i used the soup as a “base” and had different add-ins. These are a few variations I made so far:
Option 1: garnish with a dollop of plain greek yogurt or sour cream or goat cheese, and pumpkin seeds or broken corn or taco chips, sliced avocado
Option 2: add some sautéed Italian sausage, toasted pignoli, cheese (can substitute tomato sauce for the salsa)
Option 3: add a dollop of greek yogurt,sliced olives, sautéed ground lamb, sliced peppers, feta
It’s all about starting with a great recipe and using what you have/like on hand! Thank you Mama Ally! Yum!
Mary Ellen!! Gosh, I love the “keto’izing” of the recipe! I’m going to try it. and, I love jicama, too! Lots of celery is always just fine w/me. So glad you like the salsa. Most people aren’t nearly as creative as you in making adjustments. I’m just blown away and love all the options. Want to try them all, especially #2! You’ve perfectly demonstrated how one basic soup recipe can be morphed into various almost undetectably the same meals. Kind of like that LBD (little black dress) that you can accessorize and make into something absolutely stunning and new each time you wear it! Thank YOU, Mary Ellen, for all these great ideas! xoxx ally
When do I add the onions? I went ahead and did it this time with the celery. The soup was AMAZING!!!!
Vali! Thanks for that great catch. And, you did it perfectly! So glad you liked it. Lots of flavor and certainly nutrient dense, luv! Thanks for stopping by and don’t be a stranger! xoxx ally
Hi Mama mama Ally, enjoyed your recent videos with Bobby. Where would I find your shopping preferred list at Amazon, could you provide a link?
Hi, James! I’m so happy you’re here, and thank you! It was so much fun w/Bobby, Dessie and Rose. I’m glad you joined in…we’ll be doing more things in the future. Here’s my Amazon Storefront link. Happy Shopping. I’m always curating new (and removing!) and different products that I think you’ll like. Lots of smiles and happy to you! xoxx ally https://www.amazon.com/shop/allyskitchen