If you’ve been around me the last two weeks – well…I’m sorry if I sneezed on you. As my husband said on Monday morning, “in 13 years together, I’m not sure I’ve seen you this sick.” Perhaps pregnancy plus cold season knocked me down all at once. Or maybe it’s a result of a toddler in school who loves to bring home just about every sniffle she can find. Either way, this mama found herself knee deep in tissues and peppermint oil.

When I’m not feeling my best, the first thing to go is my appetite. However, no matter how bad I feel, I can always manage to sip on my favorite soup of the season – chicken noodle.

Recently, I tried to vary the recipe I’ve grown accustomed to (egg noodles, chicken broth, carrots and celery, shredded rotisserie chicken). Sure, it was simple and really fast, but it lacked the homemade goodness of my Great Aunt’s magical concoction.

Below are three recipes I’m trying as cold and flu season continues. I am not trying to replicate my Aunt Sissy’s soup, because that is impossible. Instead, I’m working on tweaking versions of these to create my own twist on chicken noodle soup that perhaps my daughter can remember when she has a toddler….and a cold.

Do you have a recipe you love most? Share the details with me in the comment section below!

Cold Day Chicken Noodle Soup
(Taste of Home)


Paleo Chicken Soup
(the clean eating couple)


Chicken Noodle & Dumpling Soup
(House of Nash Eats)

Stay well!


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