Make sure you are getting all of your key nutrients in, in order for both you and your little ones to fight off germs this winter! Here at Mummy Cooks we have rounded up the best Superfoods for fighting a cold and flu for your family and weaning baby this winter.
Did you know that garlic rids the body of toxins, bacteria and viruses? Garlic is one of the best foods to eat to fight off colds and flus. This winter, up your garlic intake any time you feel a few sniffles coming on! It couldn’t be easier to get garlic into your family's diet with our delicious homemade Pesto Recipe that the entire family can enjoy, including your weaning baby. Why not pop in a few extra cloves for good measure! Easy to batch cooks and store in Portion Pots. Team it with some of our homemade Roast Potato Garlic Mash purée, a great baby friendly family meal.
Dark Leafy Greens
Spinach, Kale, Chard whichever you prefer! Dark Leafy Greens are a fantastic source of Vitamin C which is essential at this time of year. Rainbow chard is currently in season coming into winter, and is delicious sautéed in a little olive oil. The stalks are all different colours – orange, yellow & pink, so your kids will get excited and want to try it! We also love adding Kale to our pesto – why not make it a 2 for 1 with your garlic!
Failing that our Burgers with Hidden Veg are sure to do down a treat with the whole family! They are great to freeze in batches using the 24 oz pots to make a tasty family meal your weaning baby will love even on busier nights.
Chicken soup is an age-old remedy for the common cold. Broths have such a high concentration of protein and vegetables which makes them ideal for getting key nutrients in to help you fight off colds and flus. Our Chicken Noodle Soup is perfect for this! The broth is easy to store in small or larger portions using the Large Mixed Set for a flu fighting kick any night of the week.
Here at Mummy Cooks we love sweet potato! It is a great source of Vitamin A which is essential throughout the year; especially in the winter months. Whether you go for Sweet Potato fries, or Sweet Potato Tots, it is a deliciously satisfying vegetable that will keep your winter food cravings at bay. It makes a perfect finger food for baby for a meal the whole family can enjoy together. We love changing up our Winter Warmer Stew by adding in some Sweet Potato!
Turmeric is bursting with antioxidants and is also considered to be a natural anti-inflammatory. It is great for boosting your immune system and aids colds, coughs and congestion. Our Coconut Chicken Curry is a great family friendly dish that even baby can enjoy which incorporates this fabulous superfood. Store any leftover sauce in a 7-8 Month Weaning Pot and freeze for up to 3 months. Simply defrost and add to leftover chicken for a quick and tasty baby led weaning meal any night of the week!
By incorporating more of these foods into your diet this will act as the first line of defence against colds and flu, it is imperative that everything you eat is healthy and balanced. Constantly eating whole foods and a colourful, varied plate will boost your immune system and help your body to fight off any infections.
A great way of ensuring you are changing up your plate every few weeks is to ensure you are eating what is in season. Check out our handy printable chart to help you stay on track!