Foods for Flu

Foods for Flu

When you’re lying in the bed with a runny nose, a fever higher than Mount Everest and a head ache that could knock a heavy weight out eating healthy is the last thing on your mind. However, eating the right foods for flu and eating healthy could help fight that nasty flu bug. The problem that most people have is foods for the flu are usually vegetables and even if you’re thirty, no one wants to eat their vegetables. Especially men since only 18% of men meet the daily recommendations for vegetables.

When it comes to cooking or eating, meat is a no brainer. You essentially have two options: bake it or fry it. It doesn’t take a lot of thought to toss a steak or pork chop into grease and wait for it to smoke. Vegetables aren’t as easy and most people stick to the boiled broccoli which becomes boring after a week. However, the recipes described below could be the answer you’ve been waiting for. They fight the flu and give you your daily dose of veggies.

1)       Tuna Stuffed Avocado: you dig a pit in half an avocado, rinse and clean it out then put the seasoned tuna in the pit and drench it with lemon juice. The fat from the avocado moistens the tuna fish just like mayonnaise except without all the calories, cholesterol and fat. The fat in avocadoes is actually heart healthy and one of the top foods for flu.

2)       Vegetable Chicken Salad Croissant: boil two boneless skinless chicken breast for 15 minutes. While the chicken is boiling dice two 3 stalks of celery, half a small red onion and a garlic clove. Then, mix all the ingredients together along with low fat yogurt, some spicy mustard and sliced grapes and slap it on a croissant. Season as desired. Everything is mixed you don’t even realize that you’re eating your veggies.

3)       Grilled Squash:  cut a few slices of yellow summer squash and brush each side with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the squash on a grill, each side for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from grill and add some parmesan cheese. Who knew eating vegetables could be so yummy?

4)       Spicy Sweet Potato Sticks: peel a sweet potato and cut into 3 or 4 sticks. Coat the sticks with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper and 1 tsp chili powder (per potato). Spread out on a baking sheet and cook at 400 F for 30 minutes, turning them over once. A nice side dish for the chicken croissant!

So foods for flu may not be as bad as you think. When it comes to vegetables there are more options than boiled broccoli (probably with butter slavered on it to add some flavor). Foods for the flu can be healthy and delicious so don’t be afraid to try new things and experiment!


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