Winter Recipes To Keep Your Immune System Strong

Making smart food choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner and between meal snacks can help boost your immunity naturally. It is especially important to eat well during the cold winter months to ward off colds and flu. 

1. Healthy Blender Breakfast Pancakes

What could be better on a cold winter’s morning than a stack of healthy pancakes that are quick and easy to prepare. You can add pecans to the recipe if you wish to make the pancakes even more delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pecans, chopped (optional)

Directions

Place almond milk, flax seed, coconut oil, vanilla, rice and oatmeal in a blender and blend on high speed for three minutes. Add baking powder, sea salt and baking soda and blend briefly. Add chopped pecans if you wish. Prepare griddle with coconut oil and pour in mixture. Brown on both sides.

2. Chicken, Broccoli and Almond Sauté Dinner

This tasty and healthy dinner features broccoli, an important “superfood.” The chili flakes give this chicken dish an extra zing.

Ingredients

  • ½ pound boneless and skinless organic chicken breasts
  • 12 broccoli florets
  • 1-2 cups of water
  • ½ cup toasted almonds, roughly chopped
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon of chili flakes or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • Olive oil

Directions

Place chicken breasts in a mixing bowl, coat with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat the grill pan and grill chicken for a few minutes on each side. Lower heat to low, and cook until almost cooked through. Remove and let them rest for one minute, then slice thin. Add broccoli florets to water, bring to a boil, cut until fork tender. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan sauté on medium heat, and add chili flakes. Add broccoli, chicken and toasted almonds, and drizzle sesame oil, salt and pepper to taste. Toss and cook for a minute or two.

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