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Boost Your Immune System During the Coronavirus Pandemic with These Recipes

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Are you looking for ways to boost your immune system? Eating a well-balanced diet that emphasizes plant-based foods is one of the best things you can do to help ensure you’re getting a variety of nutrients, vitamins and minerals as we all try to stay healthy.

These five recipes will help boost your immune system.

Boost Your Immune System Against Coronavirus - Recipes | 5-Ingredient Nut-Free Pesto Pasta

5-Ingredient Nut-Free Pesto Pasta

This recipe is packed with vitamin E, an essential nutrient in fighting infection in the body, thanks to the base of sunflower seeds in the pesto sauce. All you need is 15 minutes to make this pesto pasta and the best part is, it gets better with age. Hello, leftovers!

Simply Grilled (or Roasted) Vegetables with a Garlic Herb Dipping Oil

Did you know that red bell peppers contain over 50% the recommended daily amount of vitamin C? Grill them up along with your favorite veggies in a delicious marinade and serve with a garlic-infused oil for an antimicrobial kick. If you don’t have a grill, you can roast them instead.

Boost Your Immune System Against Coronavirus - Recipes | Lemon ginger energy bites

Immune Boosting Lemon Ginger Energy Bites

These homemade energy bites are better than the lemon ginger zingers you get at the pharmacy. Made with anti-inflammatory ginger and vitamin C-rich lemon, these energy bites will help keep you healthy, while giving you a dose of fiber, protein and healthy fats. Store them in the refrigerator for a few weeks or in the freezer to have on demand.

Boost Your Immune System Against Coronavirus - Recipes |  Butternut Squash Soup

Glow Getter Roasted Carrot & Butternut Squash Soup

Cleveland Clinic recently posted that vitamin B6 is one of the top three nutrients to focus on for a strong immune system. Carrots are rich in vitamin B6, as well as vitamin A. Combined with butternut squash, you’re getting a bowl full of nutrients that will keep you healthy and give you a noteworthy glow!

My Favorite Hot Lemon Ginger Detox Tonic

There is nothing better than something warm first thing in the morning. Usually for me that means coffee, but to help boost the immune system, why not sip on this lemon ginger detox tonic while you wait? You can make this in batches on meal prep day so that all you have to do is heat it up and blend (optional, but recommended for froth) the morning of.

-Carly Paige

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  2. Thank you for such a useful article! Many people somehow forget that vitamins are especially necessary in winter. I love such tasty and healthy innovations, and I’ll definitely try to cook your recipes this weekend. In addition, I regularly take a collagen keratin biotin complex which helps me maintain the health of my skin, hair, and nails. It’s a great addition to a healthy diet if you want to look and feel better! It’s very important to strengthen the body in these challenging times.

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Hi! I’m Carly Paige, a culinary nutrition expert and chef who believes that healthy doesn’t have to be frustrating, boring or restrictive. I’m here to show you how through my Simply Swapped Method so that you can feel more energized and confident from within. You’ll find tips for focusing on nutrition in the kitchen, along with plant-powered, gluten-free recipes that proves healthy can be delicious.

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