It happened again to me Saturday night, all the way through Sunday night. I got sick yet again. I hate that so much. Feeling like a truck has run you over, coughing up nasty stuff and you can't breathe. Yuck.

There's no way I will sit idle waiting for it to pass. I did a little searching and found 5 really good recipes that helped me and will help you the next time you're down and out.

  • Lemony Chicken and Quinoa Soup

The classic cold buster gets a citrus-flavored twist in this chicken soup. It gives you vitamins A and C for a dinner that packs an immunity-boosting punch.

  • Carrot Apple Ginger Soup

Vitamin A is essential nutrient in supporting a healthy immune system, so it's wise to eat foods like carrots. Enjoy the veggie in this sweet and spicy soup and give your immune system a leg up on the pesky bugs flying around this time of year.

  • Turmeric Milk

This one has some impressive benefits, from easing arthritis pain to boosting skin health. An easy way to incorporate the spice is to try it stirred into your favorite nut milk, like in this turmeric milk recipe.

  • Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Pomegranate juice and blueberries offer a double dose of immunity-boosting antioxidants in this smoothie. It only takes 5 ingredients and about 5 minutes for a midday snack.

  • Avgolemono Soup

This lemon and egg chicken soup only takes about 20 minutes total and is rich in protein from the chicken and eggs, and brightly flavored with vitamin C-rich lemon juice.

Give them a shot and tell me how they work for you.