Snacks to help that Winter Cold

It's the start of a new year and it has seemingly come with a whole heap of fresh flus and conniving colds. We're all too familiar with it, the blocked nose at night when you're trying to rest your head and the cough on the morning commute that makes you go "I'm really sorry to anyone sitting near or around me".

Perhaps you had to take a few days off work for you to suddenly return to a pile full of spreadsheets and a boss that doesn't sympathise. You've tried everything, from hot whisky to nose spray, but at some point you just have to come to terms with the fact that you've got to deal with it. Now, we would love to be able to give you a miracle cure that will help solve all your sniffles, however we're just not that good. We can however offer you some great snacks and recipes full of vitamin C that will help your immune system stand a strong fight.

 

Winter Salad with Kale and Pomegranate

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Kale isn't for everyone and is very much in the marmite zone, you either love it or hate it, but mix in some pecans and pomegranates and you have a snack that will perk you up with enough vitamins to turn your immune system into a super immune system (if that's such a thing). Read the full recipe: http://www.wellplated.com/winter-salad-kale-pomegranate-recipe/

 

Blood Orange French Toast

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Most of us will start our day with a couple of slices of toast, but if you want that toast to go an extra mile in curing the cold, then how about making some Blood Orange French Toast? A perfect way to bring out the best of your morning, blood oranges have a slightly deeper flavour than normal oranges whilst still providing your daily dose of Vitamin C. Accompany it with some maple sweetness for a fresh work day. Read the recipe: https://www.babble.com/best-recipes/blood-orange-french-toast-an-awesome-winter-breakfast/

 

Mango Pie

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Mangos are a flavourful fruit that's bound to brighten up your day. The average mango contains enough Vitamin C to cover you for a 24 hour-period as well as provide a helpful amount of Vitaman A and E. Adding this brightly coloured fruit to a pie might seem peculiar compared to your usual apple or cranberry, however if you've tried yourself a peach pie then you might be surprised at the similarities. A hot dessert accompanied by a spoonful of cream is a great way to end your tissue-filled night. Find the recipe: http://thewoksoflife.com/2014/05/mango-pie/

 

Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins

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A perfect snack for an afternoon tea with your friends, Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins are a savoury treat that brings a bit of mediterranean zing to the table. Tomatoes are full of Vitamnic C to help tackle viruses and absorb iron to strengthen the body's resistance to infection. Read the full recipe: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/sun-dried-tomato-muffins/363291f8-b4ef-4b0e-bf9b-6034a8fdf2f3

 

Ginger Thyme Tea

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Speaking of afternoon tea, why not try some Ginger Thyme Tea to perk yourself up? Yes, we know it's not a snack, but it is a perfect way to finish off your lunch or morning breakfast before heading off to work. The oil, obtained from thyme leaves, is often used as a cough remedy and has been proven to have helped alleviate coughing and other symptoms of acute bronchitis. Find the full recipe: http://acalculatedwhisk.com/ginger-thyme-tea/

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