Warming Recipes to Ease a Sore Throat
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Winter Warmers: Warming recipes to ease a sore throatEating can be uncomfortable or difficult with a sore throat, so choosing food and drinks that are delicious, easy and non-irritating will ensure you get the nourishment your body needs without adding extra pain to a sore throat. Our top four suggestions for warming recipes that can help soothe a sore throat include:
- Chicken soup – A warm bowl of soup is not only comforting but will be easy on a sore throat and chicken soup has long been regarded as a traditional remedy for winter ailments. To make, you will need 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 onion diced, 1 carrot diced, 2 stalks celery diced, 2L chicken stock, 2 cups mini fusilli pasta, 2 BBQ chicken breasts, skinned and shredded, ¼ cup parsley. Heat olive oil in saucepan and add onions, carrots and celery. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add stock and bring to the boil. Add pasta and return to the boil for 7 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Add shredded chicken and parsley and serve.
- Tomato and Sweet Potato Dahl – A warming and nourishing dish that will be easy on an irritated or sore throat. You will need 1 tsp. vegetable oil, 3 tomatoes roughly chopped, 1 cup dried red lentils, 1 medium sweet potato peeled and chopped, 1 onion finely chopped, 1 tsp. fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped, 1 tsp. turmeric, 1 tsp. garam masala, 1 small chilli finely chopped, 600mL vegie stock and handful of chopped coriander to garnish. How to make – Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan, add onion and cook until golden. Add ginger, chilli and spices for 1-2 minutes. Add sweet potato and tomatoes and toss to coat. Add lentils and stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with sprinkling of coriander leaves.
- Honey, ginger and lemon tea – It is important to keep hydrated when we have a sore throat to keep the throat moist and prevent dehydration.1 Why not try a warming cup of lemon, honey and ginger tea which is soothing and super simple to make. Simply boil water, add a tsp. honey, 1 tsp. grated ginger and the juice of half a lemon.
- Porridge – A bowl of porridge is a fantastic way to warm the bones on a crisp winter morning, but will also be easy on a sore throat. Use ½ cup quick oats (good for when you’re short on time), add ¾ cup water and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir through natural yoghurt, honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.