Did you just stock up on groceries at your nearest grocery store? If you thought you needed something else apart from what you just bought for an immunity boost, read up to see what you can do!
We have immunity boosting recipes from the YoRipe app which can be made easily with whatever it is that you bought- be it noodles, pasta, salmon, fruits or vegetables! Didn’t know that? Don’t fret, now you know! Cooking at home is the best and easiest way to combine many immunity boosting ingredients. Which one of these are you going to make?
1. Mushroom Breakfast
Want to try making brunch style breakfast at home? This 20 mins recipe is guaranteed for a success. Mushrooms have high nutrients, such as B vitamins, vitamin D, selenium, niacin, and 7 of the 8 essential amino acids which help your immune cells. You have bread and mushroom, why not try this out?
- 1- packet-Hokto Bunashimeji Mushroom-
- 1 packet-Hokto Bunapi Mushroom-
- 6 cherry tomatoes-halved
- 2 eggs-fried
- 4 breakfast sausages-grilled
- 3 beef bacon-grilled
- 1 avocado-sliced
- 1 red onion-sliced
- Garnish fresh chervil
- Garnish fresh coriander
- 2 tbsp butter
- To taste salt
- To taste pepper
- Sourdough bread slices (toasted and optional)
- In a Le Creuset Pan, melt the butter and sauté the Hokto Bunashimeji and Bunapi Mushrooms and set aside.
- Pan fry the eggs to desired doneness.
- In a Le Creuset Grill Pan, grill the sausages and beef bacon. Add in the cherry tomatoes and onions and grill until the skin blisters and softens. Remove and keep aside.
- Arrange all the ingredients in a skillet. Grind some salt and pepper, garnish with some chervil and coriander. Serve with sourdough bread.
2. Ginger Pineapple Fried Rice
You would have probably heard your grandma telling you that ginger is very good for health. Now is the time to put to use your grandma’s wisdom! Have this immunity boosting dish which fills your stomach with goodness- ginger, fruits and rice to keep you full and strong.
Ginger Pineapple Fried Rice
- 5 cups basmati rice leftover cooked, from 2 cups of raw rice*
- 3 tablespoons canola peanut oil, or other high smoke-point oil
- 3 tablespoons ginger finely minced fresh peeled
- 5 green onions , both the white parts and the greens, separated, thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 cup fresh pineapple diced, 1/4 inch cubes, see How to Cut Pineapple
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- Sauté onions and ginger: Heat a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Swirl in a tablespoon of oil to coat the pan.
- When the oil is shimmering hot, add the ginger and the white and pale greens parts of the green onions.
- Stir fry green onions and ginger
- Sprinkle with salt and stir fry until fragrant, about a minute.
- Brown the rice: Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan. When the oil is hot, add the cooked, leftover rice to the pan, breaking it up with your fingers as you sprinkle it into the pan.
- Let the rice fry in the pan without moving it for a minute or two, until it starts to brown. Then stir it so that it turns over in the pan, and let it cook for a minute or two more.
- Stir in pineapple, more green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil: Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chopped pineapple, sliced green onion greens, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
- Add salt to taste and serve.
3. Asian Chicken Noodle Salad with Ginger – Peanut Dressing
Do you have frozen chicken and noodles in your fridge? Then this one’s for you. You may even consider buying them after you read this recipe! Apart giving your body a high level of protein, the protein in chicken also helps boost your immune system. Add plenty of extra veggies for vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants all of which are an additional ally in your fight against cold and flu!
Asian Chicken Noodle Salad with Ginger – Peanut Dressing
- 2 chicken breasts bone-in, skin-on, or 2 cups of cooked shredded meat
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ground black pepper
- kosher salt
- 10 ounces soba noodles or spaghetti
- 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces
- 4 scallions white and green parts, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup salted peanuts chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 6 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil Asian
- 1 1/2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 2 garlic cloves small, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the chicken breasts on a foil lined sheet pan. Rub the skin with vegetable oil and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until the chicken is just cooked. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
- In the meantime, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook noodles according to package instructions, stirring occasionally so they don’t stick. Drain and rinse well under cold water.
- Make the dressing by combining all ingredients in a small food processor or blender. Blitz until mixture is smooth. (Alternatively, you can whisk all the ingredients together in a medium bowl; just be sure to mince the garlic and stir until peanut butter is completely dissolved.)
- Remove skin from chicken breasts and shred meat into bite-sized pieces. In a large bowl, toss shredded chicken with noodles, dressing, bell peppers, peanuts, scallions, cilantro and sesame seeds. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve immediately.
4. Ginger Salmon Cakes
Salmon’s got Vitamin D and Omega 3 which makes it perfect for boosting your immunity. It also has lemon, high in VItamin C and anti-oxidants. It is very simple to make and tastes delicious. Steamed bok choy makes a wonderful accompaniment to these Asian-inspired salmon cakes.
Ginger Salmon Cakes
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger coarsely chopped
- 2 green onions coarsely chopped
- 1 pound salmon fillet skin and pin bones removed and fillet cut into pieces
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 egg white
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon asian fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon canola oil plus more as needed
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted
- soy sauce for serving
- hot pepper sauce for serving
- 1 lemon or lime, cut into wedges
5. Immunity Shot
Use LVL’s 100% organic superfood range to boost your juices, smoothies and protein shakes, or incorporate into recipes to power up your meals. It is vegan and is designed to boost your immunity. It is very easy to make and convenient if you have a busy lifestyle! Try this one out.
- 1 Tsp LVL Aloe Vera
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Pineapple
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- Blend all ingredients in a blender
Some more inspiration!
Download the YoRipe app and discover the wide range of immunity boosting recipes that we have. Plus, we also have many recipes for a perfect date night!
Also, read our article on ways you can boost your immunity with immunity boosting ingredients. Stay safe and healthy always!