6 Dishes & Drinks to Fight the Flu
Flu season is officially upon us, friends. It seems like everyone is either coming down with something or fighting off a bug. Stay healthy with these six delicious dishes and drinks from Lettuce restaurants. With immunity-boosters to stave off the sickness – or soothing soups to help nurse you back to life – we’ll help keep you feeling your best.
Thai Herb Bone Broth from Wow Bao
Wow Bao’s signature “cold killer” is warm, soothing and full of immunity-boosting ingredients like ginger, lemongrass and a squeeze of lime for vitamin C. Reach for a cup of the Thai Herb Bone Broth the next time you feel that scratch at the back of your throat. It makes a great alternative to tea!
Oysters from Quality Crab & Oyster Bah
Stay with us for this one. Zinc is proven to be one of the best ways to prevent a cold or the flu, and oysters, especially raw ones, are chock full of it. So instead of stopping by the drugstore for a pack of zinc tablets, why don’t you head to Quality Crab & Oyster Bah for a dozen oysters on the half shell? Studies have shown that getting your vitamins and minerals from natural sources, like whole foods, is more effective because your body absorbs them much easier.
Thai Chicken Coconut Curry Soup from Whole30 Delivered
The Thai Chicken Coconut Curry Soup from LEYE’s new virtual restaurant, Whole30 Delivered, includes Amish chicken, shiitake mushrooms, spinach, lemongrass and scallion. Spinach is a great source of flu-fighting vitamin C and antioxidants like beta carotene, while mushrooms are full of proteins called cytokines that play an important role in helping the body fight off viruses. Grubhub will bring this hot soup to your doorstep – without you ever having to get off the couch!
Homemade Ginger Ale from Big Bowl
Ginger is a sickness-fighting powerhouse known to reduce inflammation, increase immunity, kill bacteria and settle your stomach. Get a mega-dose with Big Bowl’s famous homemade Fresh Ginger Ale. It’s spicy and just a little sweet, perfect for enjoying alongside one of the restaurant’s healthy vegetable stir-frys or soothing noodle soups.
Miso Matzo Ball Ramen from Ramen-San Deluxe
This ramen, available on special at Ramen-San Deluxe in Streeterville, is a playful ode to two traditional soups: Japanese fish ball soup (oden) and chicken matzo ball soup fondly known as “Jewish Penicillin” for its feel-good properties. In addition to ingredients like rich chicken broth, housemade matzo balls, carrots, daikon, seaweed and wavy noodles, miso brings extra-powerful vitamin B and E to the table, which are essential for a strong immune response. Call the restaurant at 312-767-4075 before you go to check availability.
Fresh Squeezed Juices from Beatrix
The fresh squeezed juice menu at Beatrix reads like a prescription for good health with options including Mango, Orange and Pineapple Nectar; Apple, Pomegranate and Ginger; and the Blueberry Basil Smash. In addition to your daily dose of Vitamin C from the citrus, blueberries and pomegranate are well-known for their antioxidant properties. At Beatrix, eating healthy is easy – pair one of the juices with the Supernatural Chopped Salad with spinach, romaine, baby greens, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, green beans, gala apples, sunflower and pumpkin seeds for a delicious lunch that will keep you feeling great.