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.
Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Soup
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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    Elisa B /

    Lots of fluids, try to stay germ free, and lots of “sick person soup” (chicken soup with lots of cayenne, garlic, ginger, and lemon).

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    Lisa Brown /

    To battle it, keep hands clean, wash them often. Stay home if you really feel bad, and take zinc.

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    Mary Happymommy /

    I do tons of hand washing, take extra vitamins, and stay away from those who are sick.

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    Katie /

    lots and lots of vitamins…and soup when I start to feel crummy

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    Sara Tanner /

    It’s cliche but I try to eat right, sleep well, keep my hands clean and not run my eyes and take a multivitamin everyday with vitamin C. When I do get a cold I try to get plenty of sleep and it’s chicken soup all the way! 🙂

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    Randi Lynne /

    A healthy diet with lots of greens

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    Flu season..
    What I usually do is crush a fresh clove of garlic and swallow it – I don’t like chomping it with my teeth-, but swallowing does a good job as well.
    Chicken soup, is a yum with black pepper..

    For sore throat, I do boil a cup of water and add to it 1/4 tea spoon of freshly crushed black pepper, it does help relieving my sore throat.

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    Clara /

    Love to just freeze and reheat during winter season when I don’t even want
    To leave my bed.

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    Liz Piccione-Volger /

    Wash hands, dont touch mouth, nose or eyes, lots of fluids, take vitamins regularly and plenty of rest.

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    Clara /

    Lots of exercise and washing hands frequently

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    Kristen M /

    Eating good foods (organic, “real”, nutrient rich) keeps me healthy during cold season.

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    Mary Beth Elderton /

    After trying to ward off getting a cold with handwashing and vitamin C foods, I also use a lot of garlic, onion,and…yes…chicken soup.

  13. 13

    I just make sure to try to get plenty of sleep!

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    Kenny /

    I stay hydrated, wash my hands frequently, and I always get a flu shot.

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    sara /

    Wash your hands! Best way to get rid of germs. Drink lots of water too!

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    Elena /

    I take vitamins and avoid crowded places

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    Sandy Headtke /

    Plenty of rest and fluids

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    Rebecca Parsons /

    I take Vitamin C and eat as healthy as I can.

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    Caitlin Miller /

    I try and make sure I’m getting enough sleep and vitamins!

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    Wild Orchid /

    I try to take vitamin C supplements and get lots of rest.

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    Jo-Ann Mon /

    Keep those hands washed & stay out of as many crowds as you can!

  22. 22
    Lisa /

    I double up on daily vitamin C for the winter months!

  23. 23
    Kristen /

    having a positive attitude!

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    christine /

    I wash my hands a lot and use a humidifier in my bedroom.

  25. 25
    Dana /

    Get lots of normal sleep!

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    Sarah H.P. /

    My secret to cold and flu season is drinking lots of hot tea with honey and eating lots of fresh fruit and veggies!

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    Michelle /

    Lots of fluids and sleep

  28. 28

    These are some great soups for cold season!

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    Maranda /

    Wah hands, use hand sanitizer, Lysol like there is no tomorrow…and always have soup I’m the freezer.

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    I’m a total believer in the power of chicken soup WHEN IT’S MADE FROM BONE BROTH. That stuff that comes out of a can can actually make you feel worse because it’s got so much salt in it.

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    stephanie /

    washing hands all the time

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    Tabathia B /

    The kids take vitamins, practice coughing in their arm and always wash/sanitize hands

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    Robin C. /

    Hot lemonade with a peppermint stick works for sore throats, chest congestion and stuffy noses.

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    Jessie C. /

    Hot black tea with lemon and honey.

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    Lahonna /

    Eat healthy foods, drink plenty of fluids, take extra Vitamin C, and wash those hands frequently. In addition, go outside daily, soak up some sunshine, and keep your home on the cool side (instead of cranking up the heaters).

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    Ruth Naylor /

    Beef up with more citrus fruits and honey and keep the neti pot ready.

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    Marcia /

    I’m a crazy person when it comes to washing my hands; and while this may sound counter intuitive, I always keep a window cracked open in the winter for fresh air.

    And Paula, your creamy tomato soup is on my heavy rotation list and everyone I make it for LOVES it!

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    I take a bunch of vitamin C!

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    Sharon /

    Sing the birthday song while washing your hands
    And eat lots of chicken soup!

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    Pat R /

    HANDWASHING!!! and coughing into my elbow, not my hand.

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    Charlette /

    Get a flu shot!! Wash hands and try to stay away from people who are sick. But remember if you have children in school the poor little things can’ t help but bring germs home with them!

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    Courtnie /

    Eat healthy and drink a lot of water.

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    TrishInFL /

    Hand washing and lots of citrus keep me cold and flu free, well most of the times!

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    Allison C /

    Its not really a secret, but sleep and lots of it. I also try to keep a humidifier on and get lotion kleenix (and apply lotion too so my nose doesn’t get so sore).

  45. 45
    Shelly /

    We make sure to keep our hands washed and surfaces sanitized.

  46. 46
    Lisa /

    Getting 8-9 hours of sleep every night is my secret!

  47. 47
    Patty /

    Handwashing! And I don’t let clients use my pen at work, I am the only one that uses my pen.

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    Jessica To /

    I wash my hands whenever I walk in the door.

  49. 49

    When I start coming down with something, I drink hot water with a splash of apple cider vinegar, as many times as I can, for as many days as I can. It kicks up my vitamin C!

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    Philby /

    Handwashing and vitamin C!

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    MLB /

    Hand washing!!! As often as possible.

  52. 52
    Ellie W /

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

  53. 53
    JennyBC /

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

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    Leslie /

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

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    Deanna /

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

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    Lisa S /

    Vitamin c and green tea

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    Stephanie Ann /

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

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    Amy Orvin /

    Taking vitamins helps a lot!

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    Corisa /

    I take Vitamin C pills everyday!

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    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!

  61. 61

    Lots of soup and garlic!

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    Rust /

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

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    Shevi /

    wash hands

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    Rachel /

    I got a flu shot today!

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    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.

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    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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    tk /

    hot soup, soft tissues, and orange juice

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    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

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    Tarah /

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

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    Heather Hayes Panjon /

    Take Daily Vitamin, Handwashing, Flu Shot

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    Megan /

    I get lots of rest!

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    Jennie H /

    Obsessive hand washing!

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    Gail /

    Oil of oregano

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    C.j. /

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

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    Kayla J /

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

  76. 76

    Get enough rest and drink a lot of water!

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    Kim D. /

    wash my hands and flu shot.

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    Alessandra /

    Drinking fresh orange juice!

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    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

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    Jill /

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

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    Nataly Carbonell /

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

  82. 82

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

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    gina guthrie /

    Washing my hands a lot!

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    Victoria /

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

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

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    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

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    Starla Bates /

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

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    heather /

    I wash my hands like crazy and avoid crowds.

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    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!

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    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!

  93. 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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