19 Recipes That Can Help Prevent You From Getting Sick This Winter

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There are a lot of things that can lead to coming down with a cold, flu, or bug—cold weather, stress (election-related or otherwise), exhaustion, germs, or just plain bad luck. And, as we all know, being sick is the actual worst. There are some things you can do to arm yourself against winter viruses and up your odds of escaping this year’s flu season, including a flu shot, getting plenty of rest, washing the hell out of your hands all the time, and—chief among them—eat well.

MORE: 10 Natural, Expert-Approved Ways to Beat the Flu

Food really is nature’s medicine (cheesy but true), so if you want to stay healthy in the coming months, nutrition should be a major priority. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of recipes featuring superfoods that can shore up your immune system, allowing it to dispense of any intruders rather than caving in to infections. From immunity-boosting, vitamin- and nutrient-packed greens like kale, broccoli, spinach, and brussels sprouts to sleeper superfoods like B-vitamin powerhouse cauliflower, antioxidant-filled pumpkin, and vitamin-C-rich beets, the 19 recipes ahead won’t just keep you healthy—they’re also delicious.

MORE: 10 Underrated Fall Superfoods

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Fall Harvest Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Fall Harvest Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Lebanese Pumpkin Hummus
Lebanese Pumpkin Hummus
Broccoli Pesto Pasta
Broccoli Pesto Pasta
Avocado Toast with Lemon and Kale
Avocado Toast with Lemon and Kale
Chickpea Cauliflower Butternut Squash Curry
Chickpea Cauliflower Butternut Squash Curry
Harvest Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
Harvest Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
Turkey Kale and Rice Soup
Turkey Kale and Rice Soup
Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad with Pecans and Avocados
Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad with Pecans and Avocados
Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad
Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad
Poblano Stuffed Peppers with Black Beans, Corn, and Sweet Potatoes
Poblano Stuffed Peppers with Black Beans, Corn, and Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze
Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken Zucchini
Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken Zucchini
Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad
Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad
One Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Salmon with Brussels Sprouts
One Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Salmon with Brussels Sprouts
Honey Sesame Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Honey Sesame Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale
Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale

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  • Fall Harvest Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • Lebanese Pumpkin Hummus
  • Broccoli Pesto Pasta
  • Avocado Toast with Lemon and Kale
  • Chickpea Cauliflower Butternut Squash Curry
  • Harvest Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
  • Turkey Kale and Rice Soup
  • Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad with Pecans and Avocados
  • Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad
  • Poblano Stuffed Peppers with Black Beans, Corn, and Sweet Potatoes
  • Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze
  • Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  • Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken Zucchini
  • Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad
  • One Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Salmon with Brussels Sprouts
  • Honey Sesame Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale

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