Winter Warmers: Warming recipes to ease a sore throat

Winter Warmers: Warming recipes to ease a sore throat

Eating 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.

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Winter Warmers: Warming recipes to ease a sore throat

Eating 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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