Soups To Get You Through The Cold Season

Homemade Chicken Stock

I love fall. The leaves changing colors, the chunky sweaters, tall boots, boyfriend cardigans and the cooler temperatures.  Cooler means out come the casseroles, stews and soups. Soup makes an appearance at least once a week and more when the sniffles and such set in. Between school and after school activities it’s inevitable in our house. The coughing is already here and I know what’s coming next. In an effort to cut it off before it gets any further we start with homemade chicken soup. It’s not a gimmick I truly believe that it works. I have homemade chicken stock at the ready in the freezer (the secret to a good chicken soup is its base – homemade chicken stock) especially during soup season, on deck is Simply Saline.
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Simply Saline

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And to keep at the ready here are 5 soups to get you through cold season:


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Arm & Hammer. I was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.


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    MLB /

    Hand washing!!! As often as possible.

  2. 52
    Ellie W /

    We get our flu shots and I carry anti-bacterial hand wipes in my purse during cold and flu season.

  3. 53
    JennyBC /

    Was just thinking I need to spend the weekend making some more chicken stock

  4. 54
    Leslie /

    I started getting a yearly flu shot 5 years ago and haven’t had the flu or a cold since.

  5. 55
    Deanna /

    Lots of warm tea with honey and lemon, and a pinch of cayenne. And soup of course!

  6. 56
    Lisa S /

    Vitamin c and green tea

  7. 57
    Stephanie Ann /

    I wash my hands all the time and try to stay away from anyone that’s sick!

  8. 58
    Amy Orvin /

    Taking vitamins helps a lot!

  9. 59
    Corisa /

    I take Vitamin C pills everyday!

  10. 60
    Stephanie Gossett /

    We try to increase our vitamin C and also eat very healthy food. It really helps with immunity! Thank you for this chance! It would be a blessing to my family!

  11. 61

    Lots of soup and garlic!

  12. 62
    Rust /

    Wash hands often, make sure you get lots of vitamin c, eat lots of fruits and veggies to boost your immune system.

  13. 63
    Shevi /

    wash hands

  14. 64
    Rachel /

    I got a flu shot today!

  15. 65
    Natalie J Vandenberghe /

    I’ve been pretty lucky–so far–in that I don’t usually get colds. My husband gets a flu shot and I encourage the kids to wash their hands. I take Airborne when I fly. and, I pray! Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. 66

    My secret to battle cold and flu season is to eat lots of fruit for vitamin C and keep the house clean, wash our hands often helps too.

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  17. 67
    tk /

    hot soup, soft tissues, and orange juice

  18. 68
    Amy L /

    I get a flu shot and wash my hands often. If I do get sick I eat lots of chicken soup and drink chamomile tea

  19. 69
    Tarah /

    I get a flu shot and always keep my hands clean.

  20. 70
    Heather Hayes Panjon /

    Take Daily Vitamin, Handwashing, Flu Shot

  21. 71
    Megan /

    I get lots of rest!

  22. 72
    Jennie H /

    Obsessive hand washing!

  23. 73
    Gail /

    Oil of oregano

  24. 74
    C.j. /

    Handwashing, drinking extra orange juice and stocking up on disinfecting wipes, sprays and cough syrup

  25. 75
    Kayla J /

    My secret is that I put coconut oil in my tea or coffee every single day.

  26. 76

    Get enough rest and drink a lot of water!

  27. 77
    Kim D. /

    wash my hands and flu shot.

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    Alessandra /

    Drinking fresh orange juice!

  29. 79
    Cindi /

    Hi, For cold and flu season, we each have our own bottle
    of Simply Saline, Zicam and Luden’s Throat Drops!
    Also, always drink lots of water!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  30. 80
    Jill /

    ZINC SUPPLEMENTS! Sorry, I yelled. I swear by this stuff.

  31. 81
    Nataly Carbonell /

    I keep my house fresh and clean and we take vitamin C regularly.

  32. 82

    I make sure I wash my hands frequently and take my vitamins.

  33. 83
    gina guthrie /

    Washing my hands a lot!

  34. 84
    Victoria /

    Making sure that I get in extra vitamin C and an adequate amount of rest/sleep.

  35. 85

    we drink a lot of water, use a humidifier, and make sure to exercise

  36. 86

    This is weird, but I floss my teeth a lot. It’s supposed to stimulate your immune system.

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    barbara n /

    Good hand washing and extra sleep

  38. 88
    Starla Bates /

    Hand washing like Im OCD, and drinking a lot of fluids!

  39. 89
    heather /

    I wash my hands like crazy and avoid crowds.

  40. 90
    Robin /

    I get my flu shot in late September, and I keep a bottle of Halo and another of hand sanitizer on my desk at work. Didn’t get sick at all last year!

  41. 91
    kim s /

    I love that it’s getting to be colder and soup weather! We always have chicken stock in the freezer, to pull out for so many soups to keep us warm. Thanks to A&H for an awesome giveaway!

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    deanna /

    Flu shots, and hand washing!

  43. 93

    I try to load up on Vitamin C, and if I feel something coming on, get some rest rather than trying to fight it!

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    Rhonda /

    vitamin C & D3, good hand washing & antibacterial wipes for on the go, & self-check at grocery store (if your cashier has checked out for example 50 people before you, now 51 additional people counting cashier has handled your groceries. how many of those people have sick germs, didn’t wash hands after going to the bathroom, etc. now all being transferred to your groceries. since self-checking, I haven’t had a cold or flu in 8 yrs. plus use the outer sides of my hands to push cart)

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    Amanda Sakovitz /

    Chicken soup and hand sanitizer!

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    Thomas Murphy /

    I wash my hands alot and dress warm.

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