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Four Immune-Boosting Recipes Perfect for Busy Families

Busy family life can make nutritious cooking feel impossible. But guess what? You can whip up immune-boosting meals without sacrificing taste or time.

 Curious how you can keep your family's health on track while juggling everything else?

Stick around for four recipes that are designed to support strong immune systems and are perfect for your packed schedule.

1. Turmeric Chicken Soup

Considering the busy lifestyles many of us lead, finding time to prepare immune-boosting meals daily can be a challenge. In such cases, it might be beneficial to take supplements to support immunity, enriched with essential vitamins like Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc, which are crucial for maintaining a robust immune system, alongside incorporating nutrient-rich recipes like turmeric chicken soup into your diet when possible.

When you're short on time but need a health boost, turmeric chicken soup is one dish that delivers. Packed with turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties and protein-rich chicken, this comforting dish helps strengthen your family’s immune systems. It's perfect for busy nights when you want something nutritious and satisfying.


* 1lb chicken breast, diced.
* 2 carrots, chopped.
* 2 celery stalks, sliced.
* 1 onion, diced.
* 3 cloves garlic, minced.
* 1 tsp ground turmeric.
* Salt and pepper to taste.
* 6 cups chicken broth.
* Juice of half a lemon.


  1. Heat some olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic; sauté until fragrant.
  3. Toss in the chicken pieces and cook until browned.
  4. Add the carrots and celery; stir for about five minutes.
  5. Sprinkle turmeric evenly over the mixture.
  6. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and let it simmer for twenty minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  8. Season with salt and pepper; then squeeze fresh lemon juice before serving hot.

2. Ginger and Garlic Chicken or Tofu Stir-Fry

This ginger-and-garlic stir-fry recipe is loaded with antioxidants (from the ginger) and vitamin C-rich veggies like bell peppers and broccoli. It’s a delicious way to keep your family healthy. Depending on whether you eat meat or not, you can make this dish with either chicken or tofu.


* 1lb chicken or tofu, cubed.
* 2 cups broccoli florets.
* 1 red bell pepper, sliced.
* 1 cup snap peas.
* 3 cloves garlic, minced.
* 2-inch piece ginger, grated.
* 3 tbsp soy sauce.


  1. Heat some oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the garlic and ginger; sauté until fragrant.
  3. Toss in the chicken or tofu; cook until browned.
  4. Add the broccoli, bell pepper, and snap peas; stir-fry for about five minutes.
  5. Pour soy sauce over the mixture. Cook for another three minutes until the veggies are tender but crisp.
  6. Serve hot with rice or noodles for an easy weeknight meal.

3. Citrus Avocado Salad

This citrus avocado salad combines vitamin C from oranges with healthy fats from avocados. It boosts your immune system while being light and delicious. 


* 2 avocados, sliced.
* 2 oranges, segmented.
* 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced.
* Mixed greens (spinach and arugula).
* Juice of one lime.
* Salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Place the mixed greens on a large serving plate.
  2. Arrange avocado slices and orange segments on top.
  3. Sprinkle the thinly sliced red onion over the salad.
  4. Drizzle fresh lime juice evenly across everything.
  5. Season with salt and pepper for added flavour.

4. Berry Yoghurt Parfait

Craving a sweet treat that’s also healthy? This berry yogurt parfait is rich in probiotics from Greek yogurt and antioxidants from mixed berries. It's an easy way to boost your family’s immunity while satisfying their taste buds 


* 2 cups of Greek yogurt.
* 1 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries).
* 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup.
* 1/2 cup granola.


  1. Layer half of the Greek yogurt at the bottom of four serving glasses.
  2. Top with a handful of mixed berries.
  3. Drizzle some honey or maple syrup over them.
  4. Add another layer of yogurt and repeat with more berries and honey.
  5. Finish with a sprinkle of granola for added crunch.