Chicken Soup for Your Cold

Best for Babies 10+ Months

I don’t actually think chicken soup cures colds. I mean, I wish it did. Standing in line at CVS for 15 minutes and getting my ID scrutinized just so I can purchase a box of overpriced cold medicine is not my idea of fun. But chicken soup definitely makes me feel better when I have a cold and Mason seems to agree with me. In addition to his teething h-ll, Bug has a miserable cold and now I have the same miserable cold, naturally. I wish I were battling this cold by myself but since Bug and I are in this together, I’ve been standing in a steamy bathroom with him, rubbing Vicks on his chest and feet (and mine), and turning on his humidifier at bedtime. I also whipped up a giant pot of ginger-spiced chicken soup filled with veggies and brown rice Monday night. We each ate a bowl of the deliciousness last night and both of us seemed to feel better afterwards. It’s cold and rainy in New York today…perhaps we’ll have to eat leftovers tonight:)

Try out our fave cold symptom-soother — and let me know what you think! What do you and your kids eat to feel better when a cold strikes?


Ginger-Chicken Soup


1 roast chicken
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
1/2 cup frozen peas or edamame
1 medium onion
1-3/4 cup brown rice
1 tsp. ground ginger
Salt and pepper to taste
32 ounces Chicken broth
1 cup water
Olive oil


Peel and chop onion and carrot. Cook in olive oil until onion is transparent and carrot is tender, taking care not to burn (about 5 minutes on medium heat). Set aside. Shred roast chicken and add to a pot with carrots, onion, chicken broth, water, peas/edamame, and ginger. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add rice to the pot at the end of the cooking time, according to package instructions. Serve hot.