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    I've got a pretty bad flu going on (fever, headaches, cough, aches, the usual) and it is the first time I have really been sick since starting Primal. When I was a kid my mom used to give my brother and I plain pasta with cheese when we were sick (bless her soul! She didn't know!) or chicken noodle soup, so I am craving both. Plus, I am not in a huge mood to get off my butt and cook -- I haven't eaten in about 20 hours, which wouldn't normally be bad but also isn't helping fuel my immune system much.

    What does everyone eat for comfort/strength when they are sick?

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    Well, what do you have, for starters? If you're nauseous, fasting it a fine idea IMO. Take some vitamin D if you can, a lot of it (20,000IU), over the next couple of days.

    Broth/soup/bone broth would be a good idea if you have any, otherwise you could make it (fairly easily) in a crock pot.
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    bone broth, then move onto soup with chicken and veggies, still with bone broth.. add in some fruit. Garlic/onions and berries. Also if you can get a steamer, that would be helpful. Vit D, Vit C supplements.

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    Miso soup... easy and keep those electrolytes up!
    Chicken and rice is a great alternative to Chicken Noodle.
    And of course bone broth... but that's a LONG cook time... if you need something soonish. Always good to put a pot on though... but work removing the bones that you might not feel up to while ill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    Miso soup... easy and keep those electrolytes up!
    Chicken and rice is a great alternative to Chicken Noodle.
    And of course bone broth... but that's a LONG cook time... if you need something soonish. Always good to put a pot on though... but work removing the bones that you might not feel up to while ill.
    I just took some chicken carcuses out of the freezer, threw them in the crockpot then went to sleep and rested.. I didnt feel hungry anyways. By the time I was hungry I had bone broth I could spoon out and drink, and use to make white rice. Then I just put a whole chicken in the pressure cooker (took 5 min) with some uncut veggies (didnt feel up to cutting) and spooned out more broth, and added the chicken and veggies. Then I took frozen spinach and put it in the microwave for 6 min with some butter.
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    Chicken soup
    Tea
    Egg drop soup
    Cheesy Cauliflower (aka Mac and Cheese)

    Not sure if you eat rice or potatoes or legumes but there is a lot you can do with those. Mostly though its getting lots of liquids (clear broth type soups) or what your tummy can handle in the way of strong smells/flavors
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    Quote Originally Posted by activia View Post
    I just took some chicken carcuses out of the freezer, threw them in the crockpot then went to sleep and rested.. I didnt feel hungry anyways. By the time I was hungry I had bone broth I could spoon out and drink, and use to make white rice. Then I just put a whole chicken in the pressure cooker (took 5 min) with some uncut veggies (didnt feel up to cutting) and spooned out more broth, and added the chicken and veggies. Then I took frozen spinach and put it in the microwave for 6 min with some butter.
    That works too. I try to keep some good broth frozen for times like that... Freezer room is really limited and I rarely have room for extra carcasses for a day when I'm under the bus.

    I avoid pressure cookers though... don't like them. I'd have to add frozen veg and wait a bit. Same pleasant effect though. A good sick day meal with little effort.

    ***Ohh, And what Kaylee99 said: Egg drop soup!***
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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    That works too. I try to keep some good broth frozen for times like that... Freezer room is really limited and I rarely have room for extra carcasses for a day when I'm under the bus.

    I avoid pressure cookers though... don't like them. I'd have to add frozen veg and wait a bit. Same pleasant effect though. A good sick day meal with little effort.

    ***Ohh, And what Kaylee99 said: Egg drop soup!***
    You could oven bake the chicken as well.. it just takes a lot longer to cook, but the effort is about the same.
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    wow, i definitely avoid dairy when i'm flu-ish. broth of any sort is always nice, and i find that scrambled eggs are really easy to digest, and have plenty of vitamins in the yolks.. bananas and white rice should go down well too.

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    Thanks for all the input everyone! I am going to have some chicken and rice soup (I don't usually eat rice so I forget it's an option) and eggs sound amazing. Maybe if I'm hungry later after the soup.

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